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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. 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 January 1 of the previous year through December 31 of the current year. Employees who achieve a designated time of service during this time period will be recognized at annual recognition receptions.  

Employees who will be recognized for their service achievements are contacted each year by Human Resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 Employee Programs.

30-year parking permit benefit:
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. 

The Division of Human Resources will send employees who will become eligible for the benefit a recognition letter monthly with instructions for getting the no-charge parking permit. Employees will get their permits through Transportation Services