Service Recognition Program

Virginia Tech has been continually ranked among top universities and has been recognized as a distinguished place to work with thousands of full and part-time employees.

In recognition of their enduring commitment to Virginia Tech, all full and part-time employees are recognized for their significant career milestones to the university. The Division of Human Resources recognizes employees for continuous service to the university in five-year increments beginning at 10 years. Award recipients are invited to attend the annual recognition reception or dinner according to their milestone.

Recognition

  • The Service Recognition Program recognizes only Virginia Tech employment service. Years of service with other state agencies is not considered.
  • The Service Recognition Program's time period is April 1 of the previous year through March 31 of the current year. Employees who achieve a designated time of service during this time period will be recognized at annual recognition receptions. 

Award ceremony

  • Recipients are honored at award ceremonies based on the following years of service.
    • A reception is held for employees with 10, 15, and 20 years of service.
    • A reception is held for employees with 25, 30, and 35 years of service.
    • A dinner is held for employees with 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 years of service.

Award ceremonies are by invitation only. Each year, employees with designated service achievements will receive an invitation by email from the Division of Human Resources with the details of the upcoming reception and registration instructions. Registration is required to attend.

FAQs

Question: I worked at Virginia Tech from 2000 to 2004. I left Virginia Tech to work at the Virginia Department of Taxation from 2004 to 2006. I returned to Virginia Tech in 2006 and have been employed since. Will I be recognized for my time at another state agency?

Answer: No. The Service Recognition Program recognizes Virginia Tech service only; service at other state agencies is not considered.

Question: I worked at Virginia Tech from 2008 to 2011 in a salaried position. I left Virginia Tech to start my own company.  I returned to Virginia Tech in 2013. Will I get credit for the years I worked previously?

Answer: Yes. The years you worked from 2008 to 2011 in a salaried position will be counted.

Question: I worked at Virginia Tech in 2012 for eight months as a wage employee until the job ended. I returned to Virginia Tech in 2013 to a salaried position. Will the prior eight months of service be credited?

Answer: No. An employee is required to work for a duration of one full year or longer in a wage position.

Question: I retired from Virginia Tech in 2011 with 20 years of service. I returned to wage position in 2012. Will my service in the wage position be counted?

Answer: No. The time you are now working in a wage position will not be counted because there was a break in service.

For more information, contact Jessica Pharis.