Employee recognition is a vital part of Washington State University. Recognizing and supporting the contributions of our employees is critical to fulfilling the University mission. WSU acknowledges that each employee makes a difference at Washington State University, and strives to identify methods by which meaningful recognition occurs.

As part of the length-of-service program, staff are eligible for length of service awards at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 years of service. Starting August 2018, faculty recognition also begins at 5 years of service.  At each milestone, employees receive a letter of congratulation, a certificate of service, a lapel pin, and an award selected by the employee. Additionally, a campus recognition reception is hosted by the President annually to honor all employees who reached a milestone during the calendar year.