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Years of Service: Frequently Asked Questions

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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 Limited, Faculty, Academic Staff,  University Staff, and University Staff Project appointments.

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.

Faculty, Academic and University Staff award years are based on full years of service from the start date of employment as of September 1st of the award year.  Employees must be actively employed as of September 1st to be considered for a length in service award.

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

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