A special commendation for Washington State University faculty and staff who reach a length-of-service milestone.

You can select an award if you have reached a length-of-service milestone. See the eligibility guidelines.

Delay processing length of service gifts

Due to challenges related to COVID-19, we have a significant backlog processing length of service gifts.

We are sorry for the delay in recognizing your remarkable achievement and commitment to Washington State University. Please know Human Resource Services is diligently working towards resolving this backlog. We thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time, and sincerely appreciate your patience.

Updated 1/21/2021

About the Program

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.

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At each length-of-service 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.

Length-of-Service Honorees

Celebrating the 2021 length-of-service honorees.

Review previous length-of-service honorees.

2020 Honorees
2019 Honorees
2018 Honorees


As part of the length-of-service program:

  • Faculty and staff are eligible for length of service awards at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service.

Please note, in August 2018 the program was expanded to provide faculty recognition starting at five years of service; prior to August 2018, faculty received recognition at 25 years of service.