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The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Service Award Committee has developed the following guidelines for the distribution of college Service Awards to employees to align with Strategic Plan Goal 3: Foster a Vibrant, Sustainable Organization.

The college's Service Award program has been established to recognize employees for their outstanding service to Anoka-Ramsey Community College and their long-term commitment and dedication to the college. It is funded by the College President in collaboration with the Human Resources Department.

An employee will be considered for an Anoka-Ramsey Community College Service Award if he/she meets the following criteria:

  • Currently employed as a full-time or part-time employee at the college
    • Has completed 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years of service by June 30 (end of fiscal year).
  • Previous service at Anoka Technical College will be included. Previous years of service will not be reinstated if employee returns to the College after a break in service of more than one calendar year. Service Award Committee may be involved in the recommendation of the award.
  • Service must be completed by June 30 (end of the fiscal year) for the Service Award Presentation in the Spring Semester.

    The Service Award process and timeline:
  1. Human Resources Department creates a list based on employees’ start dates and sends to the Service Award Committee at the beginning of fall semester.
  2. The Service Award Committee reviews the information, and the Human Resources Department prepares memos that are sent to notify the eligible employees of the award one month prior to the ceremony. The Human Resources Department creates an internal requisition and orders the award packets corresponding to the employees' years of service (see table below). 

5 Years of Service

Lapel Pin

10 Years of Service

$28 Gift value

15 Years of Service

$40 Gift value

20 Years of Service

$60 Gift value

25 Years of Service

$80 Gift value

30 Years of Service

$120 Gift value

35 Years of Service

$180 Gift value

40+ Years of Service

$225 Gift value 

3. Employees are presented the award packets and certificate at the Spring Semester Award Ceremony. Supervisors are expected to allow an employee (if recipient is a staff member) to attend in order to receive his or her award. If employee is not present, he or she will be expected to pick-up the award in person in the Human Resource Office.




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10.2017 Minor updates and clarification to timelines and details about gifts 



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