University of California campuses bestow staff service awards on an ongoing basis. Staff receive separate awards for service milestones both for the University of California system and for UC Merced. Dates of service for these awards are calculated at the end of each fiscal year. Records for staff service are maintained by UC Merced Human Resources.
UC Service is recognized with lapel pins for 5, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 years of service, and a small paperweight on year 10.
Each year, the Office of the Chancellor, Staff Assembly and Department of Human Resources hosts a breakfast in honor of professional staff who have reached their five-year service milestones.
UC Merced service is recognized with a Crystal Award engraved with the recipient’s name and the corresponding crystal piece matching their service credit year (in 5 year increments).