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Horizon School Division
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AP 409 - Years of Service
Background

Horizon School Division values the years of service and dedication that employees and Board Members provide to both the students and the division.  In appreciation of this dedicated service, employees and Board Members will be honoured for the years of service they have provided, thus ensuring that Horizon School Division continues to be a "Community of Learning and Achieving".

Procedures

1.  Years of service will be recognized beginning at 5 years of service and continuing in five year increments. These awards shall be as follows:
1.1.  Five (5) Years – Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin;
1.2.  Ten (10) Years – Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin;
1.3.  Fifteen (15) Years – Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin;
1.4.  Twenty (20) Years – A gift valued at $100 and a Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin;
1.5.  Twenty-Five (25) Years – A gift valued at $150 and a Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin;
1.6.  Thirty (30) Years – A gift valued at $200 and a Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin;
1.7.  Thirty-Five (35) Years – A gift valued at $250 and a Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin; and,
1.8.  Forty (40) Years – A gift valued at $300 and a Horizon School Division Commemorative Pin.
2.  Employees
2.1.  Years of service shall be determined by using the original date of hire of the employees' current contract, regardless of their full time equivalency with Horizon School Division and legacy divisions.  Substitute days/hours will not be included.
2.2.  Employees who have left the employ of the Board will have their previous years of service credited for the purpose of the Years of Service Award.
2.3.  Leaves of absence, paid or unpaid, shall be included for the purpose of the years of service award.  Employees who are on a leave of absence will be recognized for their service upon their return to work.
2.4.  The criteria for the years of service award is used for the determination of this award  only and has no correlation to any other dates including: retirement, seniority, pension, vacation accrual or increments.
2.5.  An employee's years of service will be calculated to the end of the current school year and a list of eligible recipients will be forwarded, by Division Office, to the school/work place by May 15th of each year for confirmation.  Staff will be asked to check the list to ensure accuracy, errors or omissions shall be reported to Division Office by May 31st annually. Division Office will verify any changes and compile a finalized list of award recipients.
2.6.  Employees will be honoured for their years of service at the annual Horizon School Division Opening Day Celebration.
3.  Board Members
3.1.  Years of service for Board Members shall include any time served on the Horizon School Division Board of Education and its' legacy divisions. 3.2.  In the event that a Board Member was also an employee of Horizon School Division, these years will be included in the total years of service. Years of service will be calculated using the same process as outlined above. 
 
New Procedure June 30, 2014
Revised April 7, 2015