Employee Recognition Day

Employee Recognition Day

31th Annual Employee Recognition Day

Each year, Upstate hosts a celebration to honor those employees who have reached a milestone in their years of service to this organization. Beginning at 10 years of service, and every five years thereafter, individuals are recognized on Employee Recognition Day.

A luncheon is hosted for employees celebrating 10 to 50 years of service. Honorees celebrating five years of services are also celebrated – supervisors personally deliver certificates of appreciation and a small gift as Upstate’s way of saying “thank you.”

Learn more about this wonderful celebration below. With questions, contact the Event Hotline at 464-ERDI (464-3734).

2015 HONOREES PDF Icon (listed by department)

2015 HONOREES PDF Icon (listed by years of service)


A ceremony and luncheon to recognize employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service as of June 30, 2015.

Eligible employees will receive an invitation sent through interoffice mail. All employees being recognized who are scheduled to work, and who attend the ceremony/luncheon, will not be required to charge their accruals to attend this event.


Thursday, June 4, 2015
Program begins promptly at 11 am and ends at 1 pm.


Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter External Icon
800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY

Recognition Date Information

The recognition dates have been verified for the employees listed and adjusted for any breaks in service in payroll of one (1) month or more. Times spent on approved leaves of absence are not considered breaks in service. In addition, time spent in "student" titles (Student Assistant, Project Aide, Graduate Assistant, etc.) or titles of "Fellow" or those with "Casual" or "Adjunct" designation are not considered applicable towards Upstate Medical University service recognition.

The Upstate Medical University recognition date is a local date element reflecting combined years of service at Upstate only and has no bearing on official seniority or anniversary dates such as vacation, anniversary, state seniority, etc.

If you have any questions or any changes in regards to an employee’s recognition date, please contact Megan Chase at chasem@upstate.edu.


Upstate University Hospital: Shuttles will run continuously to and from University Hospital traffic circle starting at 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

UUH at Community Campus: Shuttles will leave the Community Campus when full at 10:35 a.m.; boarding at the front main entrance. The return shuttle will leave the Oncenter at 1:15 p.m.


Gregory L. Eastwood, MD, Interim President, Upstate Medical University.

Program Announcers

John McCabe, MD
Senior Vice President for Hospital Affairs and Chief Executive Officer for Upstate University Hospital

Nancy Daoust
Chief Administrative Officer, Upstate University


Please RSVP by Friday, May 15, 2015.
For more information, call the Event Hotline: 464.ERDI (464-3734)

For Managers

Congratulate your staff members with an Upstate card, created especially for employee recognition.
(Download card, print in color, and fold in quarters PDF Icon.)

Certificates of appreciation and a small gift will be sent to supervisors to personally deliver to five-year honorees.