Support Staff Policies & Procedures

Support Staff Policy & Procedure for Staff Recognition: Service, Retirement, Distinguished Staff


Applies to: Regular half-time or more University support staff.

The University honors University support staff members completing 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service; retirees; and Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff Award recipients at a ceremony where awards and certificates are presented by University officials.

Eligibility for service recognition is based upon the employee's retirement eligibility date. Recipients of the Jack Breslin Distinguished Staff awards are nominated and then selected by the Distinguished Staff Award selection committee which is made up of University employees.

One recognition ceremony is held each year. The date of the event varies depending upon availability of speakers and facilities. The following are invited to attend the ceremony: the awardee, retiree and spouse/OEI or guest; the supervisor of the Distinguished Staff awardee; and appropriate University officers and administrators.


Verification of eligibility: 
MSU Human Resources:


Awards selection:

MSU Human Resources: Sends electronic invitations to attend the ceremony to awardees, retirees and University administrators.

Awardee: Informs MSU Human Resources whether they will attend and identifies name of spouse/OEI or guest.


MSU Human Resources:

Refer questions to: MSU Human Resources (telephone 517-353-4434, email)

3/24/14 - Updated distribution method of awards (mailed) and invitation method (paper to electronic)

7/12/16 - Updated contact information for awards

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