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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.  

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

  • Recipients are honored based on the following years of service.
    • 10, 15, and 20 years of service.
    • 25, 30, and 35 years of service.
    • 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 years of service.

Each year, employees with designated service achievements are contacted by the Division of Human Resources.

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.

Additional Benefits

Virginia Tech employees with 30 years of service become eligible for a free faculty/staff parking permit in their anniversary month. The permit allows the employee free parking at faculty/staff spaces on campus for the remainder of their employment at Virginia Tech.