Service Awards

Service Awards

Congratulations to the 2024 UVA Service Award Honorees! 

Certificates, Pins, and Gifts

  • UVA Staff and Team Members celebrating 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 55 years at UVA will receive their certificate, pin, and letter from Executive Leadership this Summer. Certificates will be available for pick-up at in-person events (see dates and locations below). If honorees cannot attend in-person events, certificate packages will be mailed to homes.
  • All honorees with 25 or more years of service will be offered a choice of gifts from the UVA Bookstore at in-person events. If honorees cannot attend the event, a link for selecting a gift will be emailed to each honoree, then shipped to homes or, if preferable, delivered to a department. 

Celebrating 10, 15, and 20 years at UVA 

  • Academic VP areas will celebrate their honorees within their departments at small functions/events.
  • UVA Health honorees with 10, 15, and 20 years of service will be invited to a reception on June 11th at Alumni Hall.

Celebrating 25 or more years at UVA

  • Academic staff with 25 or more years at UVA will be invited to a dinner on June 17th at the Charlottesville Omni. 
  • UVA Health team members with 25 or more years at UVA will be invited to celebrate in person on June 27th at the Charlottesville Omni.

Tribute Videos for those with 40 or more years of service

  • Tribute Videos are one of the ways departments can honor those celebrating 40 or more years of service at UVA. Please refer to the drop-down menu at bottom of page for details.


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  • How are Service Awards calculated?

    Service Awards are calculated by hire date between July 2, 2023 and July 1, 2024. If you are unsure of the anniversary you are celebrating, please login to Workday and look at 'Overview' in your profile on the left side of your screen, and then select Service Dates' at the top center of your screen.

    If you are an Academic employee, click on 'Academic Years of Service.' If you are a Medical Center team member, click on 'Medical Center Years of Service.' 

    Employees with long tenure contribute to the University in many ways, and offer a valuable knowledge-base that supports our overall work and mission. To show our appreciation, we recognize and award those who achieve long-term service milestones – 10 years of continuous service and every five years after. Thank you for your commitment!


    Service anniversaries of 10, 15, and 20 years by July 1 are honored annually at a University-wide reception (UVA Health) or locally by their school or unit (Academic). If you reach your 25 or more years of service milestones, we are proud to celebrate with you at the Annual Service Awards Dinner. If you have not reached your anniversary by July 1 of the award year, you will be recognized the following year. For example, someone hired July 4, 2008 celebrates a 10 year anniversary in 2019. 

    Who Is Eligible?

    University Staff (salaried, academic division), classified staff (salaried, academic division), UVA Health staff (salaried), and employees who have converted from Faculty to Staff (credited from the date of initial hire) are all eligible. This includes:

    • Service in any department
    • Salaried part-time employment
    • Service on a wage basis (appropriately recorded)
    • Military Leave service (taken according to leave regulations)
    • Leave without pay to attend school (recorded and certified by supervisor)
    • Non-continuous service (the total amount of employment, even if interrupted)

    Non-staff (faculty, students, etc.) are not eligible.

  • Create a Tribute Video

    UVA HR is offering Tribute Videos for those celebrating 40 or more years at UVA. See this Tribute Video Tutorial for more information.

    This way of sending personal messages in a consolidated video form is very special for those who are celebrating such a big milestone. 

    See this Retirement Tribute Video of a recent UVA Health Retiree for an example.