Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Service and Service Recognition

The Loyola community honors faculty and staff achieving milestones of service in increment of five years. In doing so, we recognize the valued contributions and commitment to service excellence provided over the years to our students, fellow faculty and staff, alumni and the University as a whole in preparing people to lead extraordinary lives.

All full-time faculty, as well as full and part-time regular staff (FTE of .50 or greater) achieving service in increments of five years during the calendar year (January 1 through December 31) are honored for service.

Years of Service Definition
Loyola service is the length of continuous employment with the University (or previous service credits from employment with the Health System) from the most recent date of hire into a regular status position. A break in service occurs if an employee terminates employment (resigns or is discharged) or fails to return to work after a vacation, a leave of absence or family medical leave. Transferring between departments within the University does not affect date of hire for service recognition.

  • Employees transferring from temporary to regular status will receive a new date of adjusted hire.
  • Service that is interrupted by an approved leave of absence will be bridged.
  • Service for employees whose positions are impacted by a reduction in force, but who are rehired within a one-year period, will also be bridged. 

Service Awards
Each fall, eligible faculty and staff who are achieving ten or more years of service, in increments of five years, are invited to select a service recognition award in honor of their years of service. The awards selection process is prompted through notification sent to eligible faculty and staff from Human Resources and our service award vendor, Royal Recognition.

Congratulations to those celebrating milestones in service!