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Ending Employment - Requesting Retirement/Recognition Certificates

Supervisors and employees should refer to this article for information regarding requesting retirement/recognition certificates.

Division of Extension Years of Service Certificate


Retiring employees or employees with 10 or more years of service may receive a retirement/recognition years of service certificate signed by the Dean of Extension. The supervisor will initiate the process.  


  1. The supervisor will email the Dean’s Executive Assistant Lisa Brennan (, the request for a retirement/recognition certificate.  If possible, please allow at least two weeks prior to the retirement/end date for processing.
  2. Lisa will email the supervisor a retirement/recognition template to be completed and returned to her. If there is a retirement celebration event, please include in your email request the date along with the address for the physical mailing of the certificate.
  3. Lisa will mail a framed retirement/recognition certificate signed by the Dean.

Get Help

  • For question related to the retirement/recognition years of service certificate contact Lisa Brennan via email or call 608.263.2775.

UW-Madison Retirement Certificate & Governor's Certificate of Appreciation

  • The Administrative Services Unit (ASU) will request a UW-Madison retirement certificate for employees after their last day on payroll and requests take up to 30 days to process.
  • This also includes requesting a certificate of appreciation from the governor's office for employees who have 15 or more years of service.
  • If you would like to request this early, please contact

Keywordsretirement recognition certificate   Doc ID118983
OwnerNathaniel S.GroupExtension Handbook
Created2022-06-13 11:35:05Updated2023-08-29 08:49:45
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