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Service Year Recognition

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Each year UIC celebrates employees who have reached 5-year milestones in their careers. This annual tradition is a part of Employee Recognition Month held each November.



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  • Lapel Pins and Gifts

    Employees celebrating a milestone year will receive a service year gift and lapel pin. These items are distributed by UIC HR to campus HR departments in early November each year. Employees will be presented gifts and pins by their department.

    UIC HR encourages departments to provide this recognition to recipients in a timely and meaningful way.


  • Printed Certificates

    Employee celebrating a milestone year may request a printed service year certificate.

    Certificates requests must be made on online using this form between November 1st- December 31st during the year of the anniversary.

    Certificates will be sent via campus mail in early 2024.

  • Recognition Award Ceremony

    Employees celebrating 25, 30, 35, 45, 50 and 55 years are recognized at our annual university-wide Employee Recognition Award Ceremony held each November. Click here for information on this event.

    Milestones of 5, 10, 15, and 20 years and up are celebrated at the Department level.

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