25-Year Service and Retirement Awards - CalHR

25-Year Service and Retirement Awards

The 25-Year Service and Retirement Awards program was established by the Legislature 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.

Departments may purchase mementos for eligible employees directly from MTM Recognition, the State contractor.

State employees with questions about purchasing awards or their service and retirement award status should contact their Human Resources Office.

HR pros may contact CalHR at (916) 324-0522 for additional information.


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 $90. A certificate is provided with each 25-year award.


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 his or her retirement had completed 25 or more years of State Service. The cost may not exceed $90. 

Employee Designation:

All State employees



 Contract Information and Core items Gift Catalog:

Non-Core, Higher Cost Items

At the department’s discretion, employees may purchase a gift from the Non-Core gift website. The State of California will be responsible for the first $90 (plus the tax on $90). 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 $90, plus tax. No order will be officially placed until the employee’s portion is paid in full. The State’s portion of the payment will be standard State terms. Please contact the Order Placement Administrator for MTM Recognition at 1-800-443-4618 ext. 2637 for further details.  

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Updated 5/22/2015