Service Awards

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The Service Awards Are Back! 

The Service Award program has been reinstated and catalogs are already being delivered. 

If your recognition for years of service was put on hold due to the pandemic, you can expect a brand new catalog shipped to you this fall! Catalogs are being mailed first to those who celebrated milestones in 2020 then progressing through this year's honorees.  If you received a catalog before the program was put on hold, you will receive a notification once you are able to order your gift. 

It will take some time to catch up, but the Service Awards are back! Thank you for your patience and for your continued commitment to providing service to U-M. Please email serviceawards@umich.edu with questions.

Ordering Your Gift

Are you celebrating a Service Milestone? Congratulations! To order your gift, please follow the instructions on the insert included in your award packet.

Information about the Service Awards

The Service Awards honors those staff who have made a significant career commitment to the University of Michigan. Each year, the university honors over 2,000 staff members reaching milestones of 10 years of service or more. Read more about the Service Awards and the staff who run the program

Typically, each Fall, the university hosts two banquets to honor staff who have made an enduring commitment to Michigan of 30, 40, 45, 50, and 55 years of service. One banquet honors those with from Michigan Medicine and the other honors those from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. This year however was anything but "typical." We put a twist on this tradition and produced a virtual event to recognize and honor 422 staff members celebrating milestones in 2020. These individuals also received commemorative packages including a gift card for dinner and a special keepsake. 

First Anniversary Award and Five-year Service Awards

Staff members will receive a key fob as a symbol of the university's gratitude for one year of service.

A special coaster set, featuring University of Michigan landmarks, is mailed to each staff member reaching the 5-year career milestone.

Service Awards for 10, 20, 30, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 Years

Staff members who reach each of these increasingly impressive milestones will have the opportunity to select a gift of gratitude from the University of Michigan.

On a monthly basis, the Service Awards gift vendor, Engage2Excel, sends a catalog and online order information directly to staff members eligible for a 10-year or greater Service Award.  In addition to the catalog, eligible staff members will receive a commemorative medallion.

Staff celebrating 20-years of service to the university also receive a $50 Gift Card to "have dinner on us."