Forty-six employees were celebrated on 14 October for 30 years of ‘Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm’. Note that not all recipients of the award attended the ceremony itself. Photo: Mikael Wallerstedt.2022-10-17
30 years in the service of the realm
On 14 October 2022, employees of Uppsala University were awarded the distinction of 30 years of ‘Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm’.
Employees who have worked in the public sector for at least 30 years can be awarded the distinction ‘For Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm’ (Swedish: NOR). The following employees received the distinction on 14 October 2022:
Anna Karin Engström
Adri de Ridder
What does ‘Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm’ mean?
- An employee who has demonstrated zealous and devoted service as an employee of the state (public authorities under the government) or of the Riksdag or its authorities for at least 30 years can be awarded the distinction ‘For Zealous and Devoted Service of the Realm’.
- If the employee retires or there is some other specific reason, this distinction can be awarded after 25 years of employment.
- In essence, ‘zealous and devoted service’ means that a person has conducted themselves impeccably.
Read more about this distinction on the Swedish Agency for Government Employers’ website (in Swedish).