Service Award Program

The Service Award Program is used for recognition of an employee's service with the state.

  • Retirement Awards of a certificate signed by the Governor and/or a plaque and a gift not to exceed $200 in value are given to those employees who have a minimum of 15 years of service and who have not been previously recognized for a retirement by the State.
  • Cash cannot be used as part of a service or retirement award.
  • An employee receives a certificate or plaque and a gift not to exceed the value as specified below:
    • 3 years - $25
    • 5 years - $50
    • 10 years - $100
    • 15 years - $150
    • 20 years - $200
    • 25 years - $250
    • 30 years - $300
    • 35 years - $350
    • 40 years - $400
    • 45 years - $450
    • 50 years + 5-year increments - $500

Recommendations

  • Agencies may use gift cards or gift certificates or, at their discretion, allow employees to select a gift from a specific source.  
  • Agencies shall interpret retirement as meaning accepting a retirement benefit from a North Dakota state retirement program.
  • Service awards may be postponed or withheld if there are documented problems with an employee's performance.

References

NDAC 4-07-18