Case Western Reserve University plans to formally recognize its 35-, 45- and 50-year staff members with a certificate and recognition at the annual Staff Service Awards Brunch in June.
Approximately one dozen employees will reach the 35, 45 or 50 years of employment milestone in time for this year's awards program. The Board of Trustees recently passed a resolution to formally recognize these long-term staff members, who will each receive a proclamation from the trustees which partially reads: "The Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University extends its most sincere gratitude on behalf of the entire Case Western Reserve University community..." It will be signed by President Barbara R. Snyder.
"I am thrilled that we will be honoring our employees who have reached such significant milestones in their careers at Case Western Reserve University," said Carolyn Gregory, vice president for human resources.
Employees who have been with the university for 10 and 25 years are already recognized during the service awards event.
The recognition program has been a collaborative effort. Gregory said the Staff Advisory Council (SAC)'s Staff Recognition Committee suggested the idea of acknowledging other long-term employees. "The president enthusiastically supported the need to recognize this group of employees. This year’s celebration will be quite special!" Gregory added.
Beth Murray, SAC's chair, said the group felt it was important to recognize people who have been part of the university family for such an extended period of time. "They're senior employees who have given so many years to the university. We wanted to recognize the value they bring to the university. The committee has been suggesting this for some time, and Carolyn Gregory was so supportive of this."
Each long-term employee's certificate will be framed. "We wanted them to have something they could display. It's something they can hang in their office and take pride in, and hopefully it's something that will resonate with the campus community," Murray said.
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