Service Awards

We are proud to honor those employees who have made a significant career commitment to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We appreciate your ongoing dedication to the continuing success of the University’s mission and vision.

The Service Award Program is designed to recognize and express appreciation to employees at each five year milestone who have completed five or more years of service to UAB. The presentation for non-hospital employees usually takes place in February for those having completed the required years of service by December 31 of the preceding year. 


In 2013 we had 1,185 employees eligible for service award recognition:

Years of Service 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
Employees Recognized 6 17 32 94 147 199 295 394
View the 2013 Service Award Recipients with 20 or more years of service.

Service Awards at the different levels include:

Recognition for active employees with 5, 10 and 15 years of service:
To acknowledge employees who reach the 5, 10 and 15 year milestone, service pins and certificates are distributed by HR to campus departments. We encourage departments to present the pin(s) and provide recognition to recipients in a meaningful way. In addition to departmental acknowledgement, the University extends a special invitation to attend an afternoon drop-in reception in the service award recipients’ honor.

Recognition for active employees with 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service: 
Order-gift-button2Employees who reach each of these increasingly impressive milestones are invited to a luncheon on behalf of UAB President Ray L. Watts. They will be presented with a service award pin and certificate recognizing their years of service and have the opportunity to select a gift of gratitude from our selection based on the number of years being recognized. The Service Award Program offers Web-based ordering of gifts from O.C. Tanner. To access the ordering website, you must use the password provided to you in your service award packet.

Hospital Employee Service Awards

Hospital employees are presented their service awards during June each year. Awards to employees for 5, 10, and 15 years of service are presented by their supervisors or department heads in their departments. Hospital employees with twenty or more years of service are honored with a luncheon and presentation of pins.

View the 2014 Hospital Service Award Recipients with 20 or more years of service.

The 2014 luncheon will be held on June 19 at the Double Tree Hotel located near the campus at 808 South 20th Street from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Due to space limitations, we are limiting attendance to two management representatives for each employee (i.e. Supervisor, Manager, and/or Director). Please email Donalyn McNeal (dsclark@uabmc.edu) to confirm your attendance.