Retirement Gifts Procedure | SCC

Retirement Gifts Procedure

Division: Human Resources
SCC Policy Number:
OPR: HR Director
Issued: 5/9/2008
Revised: 4/26/2024
Approved SCC President/CEO: 4/26/2024
Reference KCTCS Policy: 5.4.8-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:

Guidelines for Purchasing Retirement Gifts
Years of Service Cost of Gift
5–9 $100
10–14 $200
15–19 $300
20–24 $350
25+ $400

Reviewed: 5/2/2022, 4/14/2023, 4/26/2024: format changes