Recognizing our Classified Members

PSE has three great programs to honor PSE members for their career, years of service and for their significant contributions to the local and state union.

Service Pins

Service Pin Close UpPublic School Employees service pins are a great way to recognize members’ service to public schools, universities, and to our union! PSE provides beautiful gold pins with the years of service engraved and a stone signifying 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of employment in a bargaining unit position.

  • 10 = blue sapphire
  • 15 = green emerald
  • 20 = red ruby
  • 25 = diamond
  • 30 = two diamonds
  • 35 = two blue sapphires
  • 40 = two red rubies

* Please note that in some cases there can be a difference between an employee’s total years of service with a school district/university, and their years of service in a bargaining unit position represented by PSE. For the purpose of PSE service pins, years of service are based on time spent in a PSE-represented position.

Retirement Plaques

For those amazing individuals who are planning to retire after being a member of PSE for 30 years or more, PSE provides an engraved brass plaque for presentation on the occasion of a retirement.

How to Order

Service Pins: Requests for service pins should come from the chapter president(s) and be made in writing with at least one week lead time. You may send your list to the Auburn office via fax (253-876-7409),  mail (P.O. Box 798, Auburn, WA 98071) or email. Your order will be mailed back to you at no charge.

Retirement Plaques: We ask the chapter president to work with their zone director to arrange a special ceremony to present the plaque to the employee who is retiring. We need approximately 2 weeks prior notice to order the plaque and have it engraved. We will mail the plaque to the chapter president at no charge.

Click here to order service pins and plaques.

If you have any other questions please email Pat Zelenak or call him at 253-876-7419.

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