1423 - 25-Year Service and Retirement Awards
Benefits and Insurance
- Merit Award Administrators
- Personnel Officers
- Procurement Officers
- provides information about the 25-Year Service and Retirement Awards.
The CalHR Benefits Division administers the 25-Year Service and Retirement Awards recognizing state employees who have completed 25 years or more of state service and also recognizes retiring employees who have completed 25 years or more of state service.
The Legislature established the 25-Year Service and Retirement Awards program to recognize state employees who have completed 25 years or more of state service. There are two types of awards - the Service Award and the Retirement Award. The Service Award recognizes employees who have completed 25 years of state service. The Retirement Award recognizes retiring employees who have completed 25 years or more of state service.
25-Year Service Award
The appointing power may present a certificate, plaque, or other suitable memento to state employees with 25 years of completed state service. The cost may not exceed $125.
25-Year Retirement Award
A retiring state employee with at least 25 years of service may receive a 25-Year Retirement Award. Departments may make a presentation to a retiring employee who, on the date of their retirement, has completed 25 or more years of state service. The cost may not exceed $125.
Who is Eligible?
All state employees.
Departments may purchase mementos for eligible employees directly from the vendors listed on the CalHR Merit Award Program 25-Year Service and Retirement Awards webpage, using form STD 065, the CalCard, or FI$Cal.
State employees with questions about purchasing awards for their service and retirement award status should contact their HRO. Each department determines the scope of the awards program available to its employees, and which service providers to utilize.
HRO professionals may contact CalHR at (916) 322-1360 for additional information.
Effective January 31, 2017, the CalHR Merit Award Program Manager will engage service providers directly with regard to product questions, concerns, and/or complaints. Communicate all concerns to CalHR in a timely manner.
Non-Core, Higher Cost Items
At the department’s discretion, employees may purchase a gift that is a non-core item, including those above the $125 threshold from the service providers. The State of California will be responsible for the first $125 (plus the tax on $125). The employee is responsible for the balance. At the time of order, it is the employee's responsibility to pay anything above and beyond the $125 plus tax. Do not place your order until the employee’s portion is paid in full. The state’s portion of the payment will be standard state terms.
- Std. 65: Purchasing Authority Purchase Order
Statewide Merit Award Administrator, Merit Awards Program
Chief (Acting), Benefits Division