Service Awards

Congratulations to those employees who have reached milestone years this month!   Check out the list of November service award recipients.

VRS Hybrid Members Only

The Second Quarter 2017 deadline for members making or updating Hybrid voluntary contributions is June 15.  Plan Features of Hybrid Retirement Plan PDF and last quarter Investment Performance.

457 and Hybrid participants:

Don’t forget to schedule an appointment for your 457 Deferred Compensation and 401 Cash Match Plan or Hybrid account. Our Representative is offering individual counseling sessions in June in GW 106. VRS Hybrid retirement participants may also setup an individual counseling session for their Defined Contribution component or to discuss voluntary contributions.

Scheduling information:

Service Awards

Congratulations to those employees who have reached milestone years!   Check out the list of October Service Award Recipients.

State Employee Discounts -

A number of discounts are available through the Department of Human Resource Management including Verizon, Great Wolf Lodge, Wyndham Hotels, Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktown and more:

Virginia Public Service Week

Virginia Public Service Week (VPSW) is coming! Mark your calendar for the week of May 2-6:  More details to come on an Ice cream Social, Popcorn Bar (by The Popcorn Bag), daily Macy’s gift card raffle,  Employee Gari Melcher Tour and more!

Are You Receiving a Phone Call on your Current Prescriptions?

Medication Therapy Management –   The program is completely voluntary.
Many COVA Care and COVA HealthAware members take multiple medications for various chronic conditions. A free voluntary medication therapy management program allows you to confidentially review your medications with a pharmacist. In these phone calls, you can learn more about complying with your drug treatment, possible drug reactions and other issues. The program also can help identify any gaps in your care or therapy.

This is also in our COVA Care Member Handbook on page 69.

VRS Purchase of Prior Service Provisions to Change in 2017

For updated information on the changes to purchase of prior service provisions beginning January 1, 2017:


MetLife 403(b) Rep on campus April 20- Retirement Planning Workshop

In this workshop you will learn about:
•How to turn assets into income
•The five common “risks of retirement”
•How to best manage risks to minimize their impact on your assets
•Steps you need to take to cover both your “needs” and “wants” in retirement

MetLife and its representatives do not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your own tax or legal advisors for such guidance.

The workshop is scheduled for April 20 from 10:00am-11:00am in Lee Hall 412.  Please register at:

Administrative Professional’s Seminar: April 28

Offered again this year, we hope that our administrative support professionals are able to take advantage of this professional development and networking opportunity- the one day Administrative Professional’s Seminar, sponsored by the Germanna Community College, Center for Workforce & Community Education on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Many of our administrative support professionals have attended for the last four years and continue to rave about the experience! Please see the flyer for information on the conference and Registration Form.

While each department would be responsible for the registration fee for their employee(s), because of our ever increasing attendance, UMW will receive a $14 discount per person ($75 rather than $89). In order to receive the discount UMW must send 12 employees to the conference. Please return the registration form to Susan Brown at with your phone number in the email so that she may call you for payment. The fee includes the day’s events as well as a continental breakfast and boxed lunch. The registration deadline is April 14. Questions? Contact Susan via email.