Question: How is it determined whether you get a service award or not when part of your time served is part time and part is full time? 1 year award received as part time then moved to full time. Does it start over with another 1 year award, or does your time keep going to 5 and 10 years?
Answer by Dawn Chabrol, Library Administration:Initially, the City only recognized full-time members for service awards. When VBPL decided, several years ago, to recognize part-time staff for service awards, the Service Awards Team decided that we would only give (one) 1-year pin. This pin would be the one reflected by the member's current PT/FT status as of the November 30th deadline of the award year.
For example, if a member was part-time from September 2013 but went full-time October 15th 2014, this would mean that on November 30, 2014 (the deadline/cut-off for eligibility) they were actually full-time. They would receive a 1-year pin for being full-time at the December 2015 program. They would not receive a 1 year pin for being part-time at the 2014 program because their status had changed from part-time to full-time before the November 2014 deadline.