Tenure Pins recognize employee years of service at 5 year milestones. ( 5, 10, 15 and up to 50 years). Employees who reach a milestone in a particular year are recognized the following year.
For example: Those that reach a 5 year milestone in 2017, will be recognized in 2018.
It’s important to know that DeKalb Medical used to provide pins a long time ago. That program was suspended but resumed in 2014 ( recognizing those that hit a 5 year milestone in 2013).
We did not go back to provide pins to those that reached a milestone when the program was suspended. We just resumed the program moving forward.
Employees who had a 5 year milestone, but did not receive or pick up their pins since we resumed the program can get one (they have to sign for it), however I would wait until after the upcoming ceremonies to send instructions on picking up a pin, because the inventory we have on hand is specifically for those who hit a milestone in 2016.