Career Service Recognition Payments
All service in a classified or non-classified position or positions (except faculty positions) may be counted toward the eligibility requirements for Career Service Recognition Payments. It is not required that state service be continuous to establish eligibility.
Classified and non-classified employees (except faculty) will become eligible for Annual Career Service Recognition Payments upon completion of ten (10) or more years of service in a classified or non-classified full-time position or positions with an agency or institution of higher education of the state of Arkansas. Payments will be made according to the following schedule:
|Career Service||Annual Payment|
|10 through 14 years of state service||
|15 through 19 years of state service||
|20 through 24 years of state service||
|25 or more years of state service||
Payments are made within the first week of the month following the month in which the increase eligibility date or career service credit date falls. Checks are produced from a supplemental payroll run and are subject to federal income tax at a 28% IRS required withholding rate and the regular social security and state income tax withholdings. Withholdings such as retirement contributions or any miscellaneous deductions do not apply to these checks. Payments are separate from regular payroll checks and do not affect the base salary. Direct deposit is not available on supplemental payroll runs. The payroll office notifies the employee’s department when checks are ready to be picked up.
If you have state service other than your UALR employment you must request that the agency or institution where you were previously employed complete a Proof of Prior Service Form and return it to Human Resource Services. Only full-time non-faculty service may be used to determine eligibility for the Career Service Recognition Awards.
Last revision 11/1995