(A)   Service awards will be presented for service as follows.
      (1)   Five but less than 10 years.
      (2)   Ten but less than 15 years.
      (3)   Fifteen but less than 20 years.
      (4)   Twenty but less than 25 years.
      (5)   Twenty-five years and over.
('58 Code, § 11.96)
   (B)   Service will be computed as of each October 1. Those qualifying for above periods of service during the preceding year (October 2 through and including October l following) will be presented awards in the close proximity of each October 1.
('58 Code, § 11.96.1)
   (C)   It is the policy of the city that only continuous, uninterrupted service will be considered as eligible service. Therefore, the most recent date of hire will govern and continuous service will be computed from the most recent date of hire. However, because of the small number of city employees and the often intermittent nature of city employment in earlier days, accumulated broken service for those with the most recent date of hire October 1, 1956, or earlier, will be counted for service award purposes. By accumulated broken service is meant the total of actual periods of service only.
('58 Code, § 11.96.2)
   (D)   The total length of continuous service as above described will be computed at the date of retirement for each employee officially retiring under the provisions of the Employees' Pension and Retirement Plan, and the service award will be presented at the time of retirement if eligibility for the new award has occurred since the last presentation. ('58 Code, § 11.96.3)
(Ord. 69-85, passed 9-9-69)