Employee Awards (Policy)

Policy Approve By
Scott McCallum, Superintendent
Policy Date (original policy date)
Policy Prepared By
Policy Category


The purpose of this policy is to recognize continuous state employee service, outstanding employee performance, and/or safety achievement within the agency.


Awards shall be given to agency employees or groups of employees in the form of service awards or outstanding performance awards.

1.         Service Awards:

Service awards are presented to employees who have been continuously employed by the State of Washington for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years; or, who are retiring with at least 10 years of total service.  The awards are as follows:

                        10 years           Framed Certificate and Pin (green stone)

                        15 years           Framed Certificate and Pin (blue stone)

                        20 years           Certificate and Desk Pen (inscribed) OR $50.00

                        25 years           Certificate and Clock (inscribed) OR $60.00

                        30 years           Certificate and $70

                        35 years           Certificate and $80

                        40 years           Certificate and $90

                        Retirement      Certificate and Plaque or $100

2.         Outstanding Performance Awards:

Outstanding Performance awards are presented to employees to recognize achievement beyond routine recognition of work performed.

3.         Awards Committees:

The Superintendent may appoint an Awards Committee to review nominations and determine the recipients of Distinguished Service and Safety awards.

RCW 41.60.150