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A Length of Service Award date recognizes continuous University of Wisconsin-Whitewater service in an established appointment, adjusted for any breaks in service. Years of service for service award purposes are not prorated.

The date is independent of creditable years of service for retirement computations and State seniority date for adjusted continuous service. The date reflects ONLY years of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater service.

Appointments are evaluated for staff serving in all appointments, except for Student Help positions.

For purposes of this program, all employment with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be accumulative.  Years of service dates are adjusted for any breaks in service.  Approved leave of absences will not count against an employee's date.  Ultimately, Length of Service dates are determined/calculated to err in favor of the employee.

A OBIEE Report is pulled that provides information on commonly used dates for employees and jobs, including employee first hire dates and years of service - both University-Wide and for the specified prompts.  All appropriate jobs are returned for all employees based on the criteria entered in the prompts. The UW System First Hire Date tab looks for the minimum job start date for an employee across all campuses, based upon the criteria entered.  The Campus First Hire Date tab looks for the minimum job start date for an employee for the campus value entered, as well as the other criteria entered in the prompts.  The Deptid First Hire Date tab looks for the minimum job start date for the entered Deptid, as well as the other criteria entered.  All reports ignore jobs where the Empl Class = SH, the UW Pay Basis = N, S, or V; and the FTE = 0

Awards are provided for the following years of service: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50.

Please contact the Office of Human Resources and Diversity at: hr@uww.edu