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Service Awards Program Guideline

The University of Baltimore is proud to recognize the dedicated commitment and years of service of its employees. The Service Awards Program provides a formal recognition of employee service at designated service levels (e.g. every 5 years of service). 

The awards program is an annual event, attended by the University president and the employees achieving a service level. The Office of Human Resources works closely with the Office of University Relations to coordinate this event including the invitation of honorees and invited guests.


Service awards are conferred to all regular employees, contingent II employees, and all regular faculty.

Contingent I employees, student employees, and adjunct faculty are not eligible for service awards.

Recognition and Calculation of Service Levels

  • Employee service levels are recognized in 5 year increments, starting with 5 years of service.
  • Service levels are determined by the year in which the anniversary occurs, not necessarily the actual date of the anniversary.  For example, an employee reaching 5 years of service at any point 2010 will receive their service anniversary award that year, regardless of whether their anniversary is before or after the awards ceremony.
  • Contingent II service time that immediately precedes (uninterrupted) any regular employment service and all regular employment service will count towards the determination of service years.  Employees in these categories must have active employment each year not less than 9 months per year to count that year towards UB service credit.  
  • Contingent I, adjunct faculty, and student employee service time does not apply to the calculation of UB service credit.

Service Award

Employees celebrating a service anniversary will be provided with a University-sponsored gift and certificate commemorating their service.