Service awards recognize state employees' total state service in increments of five years through retirement. The value of the award increases in proportion to tenure.
Excellence in Service, North Carolina’s employee service awards program, celebrates length-of-service milestones of employee service to state government. The program is a partnership between the Office of State Human Resources; Correction Enterprises in the Department of Public Safety; and the Museum of History in the Department of Cultural Resources.
The Excellence in Service awards program:
- Offers products made primarily in North Carolina or, at a minimum, made in the USA;
- Celebrates North Carolina’s heritage, culture, symbols and craftsmen;
- Offers unique products that, for the most part, cannot be purchased; and
- Creates efficiencies by operating the program within state government.
The Excellence in Service recognizes employees when they achieve career status and again at five years, ten years, and thereafter in five-year increments. The service awards, themselves, are unique items crafted especially for the Employee Service Awards program. Most of the items are made by inmates in the Department of Public Safety through Correction Enterprises, while others are handmade by North Carolina artisans.
Each employee who is eligible to receive a service award will receive instructions from your agency's coordinator to select the award of your choice. To browse the awards, click on a service milestone below:
|5 Years||25 Years|
|10 Years||30 Years|
|15 Years||35+ Years|
Service Awards Coordinators
Excellence in Service celebrates North Carolina’s public servants and connects them with the heritage, symbols, and traditions of our great state. The Office of State Human Resources will continue to evaluate the program to be sure the business needs of the state are being met and that the state employees of North Carolina are being offered a meaningful and relevant service awards program.