This spring, Staff Council hosted the 38th Annual Years of Service banquet. 154 staff members received recognition for their years of service to CU-Boulder. See the sidebar for this year’s honorees.
Chancellor DiStefano, a 40-year honoree this year, opened the event by expressing his deep appreciation for the staff being honored and for the vital role of staff in the everyday operations of the university. Honorees came up to the podium and had their pictures taken with the Chancellor in front of a cheering crowd of colleagues, family and friends.
Each year Staff Council’s Awards and Staff Recognition Committee sends out certificates to five, 10 and 15 cumulative years of service awardees using the HRMS database of the previous calendar year; e.g. staff who hit these years of service benchmarks in calendar year 2013 were acknowledged at the May 6 event. The time lag is needed to compile the list because there is no definitive report that tracks cumulative years of service within the CU System. Staff achieving 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service are given gift certificates and pins, and are invited to this event.
Staff who have retired within calendar year 2013 with more than 20 years of service are also invited to come and take one last round of applause for a career worth celebrating.
Pictures that were taken at the event will be sent to the recipients and some will soon be posted on the UCB Staff Council website.
You do not have to be a member of Staff Council to serve on any of our many committees. For more information or to contact us, visit www.colorado.edu/staffcouncil.