Retirement Gifts Policy | SCC

Retirement Gifts Policy

Division: Human Resources
SCC Policy Number:
Issued: 5/9/2008
Reviewed: 5/2/2022
Revised: 6/28/2021
Approved SCC President/CEO: 6/28/2021
Reference KCTCS Policy: 5.8.4-P Special Purchase Authority


Division Chairs and/or Department Heads are responsible for purchasing retirement gifts for their employees and completing the BA8 form. All retirement gift purchases require pre-approval of college president.  Pre-approval must be in writing and attached to the electronic BA8.

Divisions/departments are encouraged to select gifts that are long-lasting and can be engraved.  The retirement gift is intended to be a keepsake for the employee. 

Suggested gifts include but are not limited to:

  • Watches
  • Clocks
  • Crystal or other Glassware Items
  • Figurines

The following guidelines for purchase of retirement gifts are based on the individual’s length of service:

Years of Service

Cost of Gift

5 - 9


10 – 14


15 – 19


20 – 24