Richard Caswell Award

The Richard Caswell Award Program was established in January 1998 for state employees with 45 or more years of service. The award acknowledges and expresses appreciation for noteworthy, extended dedicated service. An appropriate statewide or agency-level ceremony is conducted annually for eligible employees.

The Office of State Human Resources administers the program. The Employee Recognition Committee serves in an advisory role to the OSHR Employee Recognition Program staff.

Like the winners of his namesake award, Richard Caswell dedicated most of his adult life to North Carolina. He started his career as the clerk of courts in Orange County before becoming active in the military during the Revolution. He served as governor from 1776-1780 and then again from 1784-1787, acting as state controller in between the two terms. Caswell served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and then served as a state senator until his death at age 60.

Read the Caswell Award Policy

In November 2016, ten people were honored with the Caswell Award. Check out the press release, pictures and video of the event!

In August 2015, the Office of State Human Resources hosted an awards ceremony to honor dozens of state employees who received this award. See the program for a list of the honorees. You can also see photos and a video from the event.