WSU Employee Recognition Program
Length of Service is calculated for determining service recognition for state and affiliated benefits-eligible
employees. Time counted will be from the original date of hire in a benefits-eligible
position. An employee who earns sick and/or vacation leave is considered to be benefits-eligible.
Bender of Twigs is for the purpose of honoring state and affiliated benefits-eligible employees for
25 years of service to Wichita State University. Some exclusions and time at other
state agencies would not be included in calculating for Bender of Twigs. A list of
previous Bender of Twigs is available.
Dates for Service Recognition: Service recognition ceremonies are held in September. As of 2005, September 1 is
the cutoff date in figuring length of service. For example, employees who reach anniversary
dates from Sept. 2, 2009 to Sept. 1, 2010 will be recognized in September 2010. Note:
June 30 is used as the cutoff date for the 40-year service recognition that the Governor
sponsors each year in Topeka.
- See the guidelines for determining years of employment and employee recognition.