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Tarleton Distinctive Service Awards

In May of each year, Tarleton hosts the Annual Distinguished Service Awards celebration to highlight employees' time and dedication to Tarleton State University.

We have a picnic for employees and their families, hand out awards to our employees for their years of service with Tarleton, and enjoy the fellowship and support of the Tarleton family.


Awards are given in 5-year increments.

Adjunct faculty time is not eligible.

Student employment time is not eligible.

Years of service is calculated for employee with 50% or more effort status. 

All months are calculated, whether or not they are consecutive.

Any retired employee returning to work on a modified basis after retirement is excluded from further service recognition.


Individuals receiving awards for that year, are notified prior to the Annual Distinguished Service Awards ceremony.

Individuals receive a Certificate of Appreciation and Texan Bucks are added to their Tarleton card. Texan Bucks awarded are based on the total years of service. ($10 for each 5 years of service, with a maximum of $400.00)

*NOTE: Tarleton months of service and Longevity Months are not necessarily the same. If you have prior state service, it is included in your total Longevity Months, but only included in Tarleton months of service, if the prior service is with Tarleton State University.