AP 450: Employee Long-Term Service Recognition

Personnel & Employment


The Superintendent maintains an effective, annual system for long-term service recognition, in appreciation for the dedication of service by employees. 


1. Long-Term Service Recognition shall be provided by the Superintendent or designate to an employee at the completion of each five (5) year phase of employment; notably:

1.1. The Superintendent or designate shall determine a consistent manner of Long-Term Service recognition for employees that is commensurate with each employee’s years of service. 


2. Permanent and temporary employees shall be eligible for Long-Term Service Recognition, in consideration of the following:

2.1. An employee shall qualify for Long-Term Service Recognition every five (5) years, and in those years when the employee’s anniversary date occurs on or before June 30 of that year; 

2.2. An employee who regains employment in the Division, after a break in employment for any reason, shall cumulatively resume their years of service; and 

2.3. Employees who are not in active service shall be exempt from recognition for years of service after two (2) years of the commencement of a leave-of-absence. 

3. The Superintendent or designate shall provide direction with respect to exceptional situations regarding Long-Term Service Recognition. 



Date Approved:  January 17, 2023

Reference: T4130 Employers’ Guide – Taxable Benefits and Allowances (Canada Revenue Agency)

Reviewed or Revised:
Executive: January, 2023

References shall be updated as required and do not require additional approval.