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JHU Staff Milestone Recognition

You are among the university's greatest assets. Without dedicated employees who work tirelessly to achieve common goals, the university would not have a significant impact worldwide.

The Johns Hopkins University Staff and Retiree Milestone Recognition program is held to honor staff members as valued contributors to the university's success, improve morale, and nurture loyalty by recognizing those celebrating milestone anniversaries with the university.


Staff members celebrating 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, and greater milestone anniversaries in increments of 5 years of service with the university, whose anniversaries fall between July 11, 2015 and July 10, 2016, inclusive, will be invited to the Staff Milestone Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus. Plans are underway for an event to celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of retirees. Invitations are forthcoming.

Recognition Receptions

Staff members who served the university for 5, 10, or 15 years, with service anniversaries between July 11, 2015 and July 10, 2016, will be invited to attend a milestone recognition reception. Honorees at each event will be presented with their recognition award.

Receptions for staff celebrating service anniversaries of 5, 10, and 15 years include:

  • School of Nursing on Wednesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Pinkard Building, Courtyard
  • Nitze School of Advanced International Studies on Wednesday, May 25, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Kenney Herter Room, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health on Monday, June 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Feinstone Hall.
  • School of Medicine on Tuesday, June 21, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Turner Concourse
  • Staff from Academic & Cultural Centers, Carey Business School, Homewood Student Affairs, Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University Press, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Peabody, School of Education, The Johns Hopkins Club, University Administration, University Libraries and JHU Museums, and Whiting School of Engineering will be recognized at the Homewood reception on Thursday, June 23, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall. 


Staff celebrating milestone anniversaries with the university may choose from a variety of custom designed service awards to be presented at the annual series of recognition events in May and June.

Starting with your five-year anniversary, and in five-year increments thereafter, you will receive an email in February with an opportunity to choose a recognition gift. You will also be invited to a recognition event in June for each five-year service milestone. Should you reach 20 years of service, you will receive an invitation to the Staff Milestone Recognition Dinner scheduled for June 1, 2016.

If you received an email or letter in the mail from President Daniels acknowledging a milestone anniversary, you must have selected your gift by March 11, 2016. If you did not receive an email or letter in the mail, and believe you should be on the list of people celebrating a milestone anniversary, please email or call 443-997-7000. (Note: the list is organized by years of service.)

Staff Milestone Recognition List (2016)


Eligibility Guidelines

To be recognized for years of service, you must be a full-time or part-time staff member with a minimum of five years of continuous service with the university. Recipients who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, or more years of service, in increments of 5 years, and whose service anniversary falls between July 11 and July 10 are honored by the university.

Staff in all divisions of the university are recognized, including:

  • Academic & Cultural Centers
  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Carey Business School
  • Homewood Student Affairs
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Jhpiego
  • Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
  • Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
  • Peabody Institute
  • Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
  • School of Education
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • University Administration
  • University Libraries and JHU Museums
  • Whiting School of Engineering

Levering Hall cafeteria staff who were formerly employed by Hopkins prior to July, 1971 and have remained at the university to work under new sub-contractors are recognized.

Johns Hopkins Club staff with 5, 10, 15, or more years of service are eligible for recognition.

Not included in the Staff Recognition Program:

  • Faculty
  • Casual, limited, and temporary staff
  • Hospital service before transfer to the university payroll (administrative transfers are reviewed on a case by case basis)
  • Retired staff who work on a casual, limited, part-time or full-time basis
  • Staff members who are on disability at the time they reach their service anniversary date are recognized once they return to work

Exceptions for a break in service:

Full-time or part-time staff members who leave the university after completing a minimum of five years of service, and then return to the university as full-time or part-time staff members, may be eligible to have their service bridged for recognition purposes.

If you feel that you may be eligible to have your service bridged, please email or call 443-997-7000. Include the following details for each continuous period of employment:

  • Date of employment
  • Date of termination
  • Division and department where you worked
  • Employment status (full-time or part-time)
  • Whether you were faculty or staff

Include your full name (and any former names under which you worked) and your SAP personnel number (found on your E210 sheet).

At retirement

The university annually recognizes retirees who meet current university guidelines as published by the Benefits Administration. Retirees must:

  • Be at least 55 at termination and have completed 10 or more years of continuous full-time service with the university immediately prior to termination, OR
  • Have completed 30 or more years of continuous full-time service with the university immediately prior to termination, regardless of age

Note: A leave of absence from which an employee does not return to full-time service does not count toward satisfying the criteria.


Updated 4/12/2016