Staff Service Recognition Program

Congratulations to Yale staff members who are celebrating milestone service anniversaries from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

25- to 50-year staff members were honored at the Long-Service Recognition celebration in the Spring of 2022. To watch the 2022 Long-Service video, and view the yearbook, visit the Long-Service Recognition page.

Long–Service Recognition Dinner

Staff members celebrating milestone anniversaries beginning at 25 years of service are invited to attend the Long-Service Recognition Dinner. Honorees will receive information at their Yale email address about Long-Service Recognition activities in the months preceding the dinner.

Long–Service Recognition Slideshow and Yearbook

During the Long-Service Recognition dinner, a slideshow will display honoree photos. As a memento of the occasion, honorees will receive a Long-Service Recognition yearbook that contains their photo. Forty-five-year honorees and greater will also have an accompanying story about their service to Yale.

Service Anniversary Gifts

Beginning with the 10-year milestone anniversary, a wide selection of gift options is presented to honorees to select a memento of their time at Yale. Gift-ordering instructions for selecting a gift online–accompany the certificate of appreciation in the same envelope. Gift selections include Yale-branded merchandise such as a Yale watch for 25-year honorees and a Yale chair/rocker for 30-year honorees on up. Jewelry and many other lifestyle gifts are also available. Shipping is via UPS to the honoree’s home address and typically takes four to six weeks for delivery.

In lieu of receiving a gift, honorees may opt to have a tree planted on Yale’s campus in their honor. This option can be selected in the online gift catalog. Twice a year, staff members from across campus and Yale alumni partner with the School for the Environment to plant the trees in various campus locations. Read more about the ongoing care of the trees from Yale Facilities.

Computer kiosks are available for ordering gifts located in the Employee Service Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. A representative will be available to assist in logging into the gift-ordering website.

Certificates of Appreciation

Every five years, beginning with five years of service to the university, staff members receive certificates of appreciation at their home addresses in the month preceding their anniversary dates.

For Supervisors

For each staff member celebrating a five-year milestone anniversary beginning with five years of service, supervisors receive an email notification a few weeks before the honoree’s anniversary date. At that time, supervisors are encouraged to create an email that will be automatically sent to the honoree on the anniversary date. Suggestions for honoring staff members are also included in the notification.

Supervisors of staff members celebrating 45 years or greater of service to the university will receive an email invitation to the Long-Service Recognition Dinner.


To find out your anniversary date and years of service, view your personal information in Workday or contact Employee Services at 203-432-5552 or Other questions regarding the program or event can be directed to Internal Communications at