The State of Tennessee offers longevity pay for employees who work eighty-two percent (82%) of full time or more as a bonus for years of service. You will begin receiving longevity pay after you have completed three (3) years of employment with the State of Tennessee. Longevity is paid up to a maximum of thirty (30) years of service and will be paid to you on the second pay period of your anniversary month (biweekly) or in your regular pay for that month (monthly). [University Policy]