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What's Happening?

Support the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)!

Governor Ralph Northam has announced the beginning of the CVC campaign.  This year's campaign runs from October through December 2019.

Disability Employment Awareness Month in October
Governor Northam has proclaimed October 2019 as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Virginia, recognizing that all Virginians should be given the opportunity " to seek employment and to develop the skills they need to build Virginia’s economy." 

GASB 75 Reporting Guidance Posted
The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) requires state agencies to report their non-Medicare retiree financial liability for post-employment benefits other than pensions (OPEB). See guidance and information.

Virginia State Employee Loan Program
The website address for the Virginia State Employee Loan program has changed.  See the new online location.

Governor Honors 26 State Employees for Public Service
Governor Northam presented Governor's Honor Awards in 11 categories during a ceremony on Sept. 18 at the Executive Mansion.

Health Benefits Premium Holiday in October 
Governor Northam has announced additional information on the Premium Holiday for employees and retiree group members enrolled in state health plans.  

Stop the Flu Before It Stops You!
Your state health plans can help you prevent the flu. Get a free flu shot at your local pharmacy or Capitol Square Healthcare during the 2019-20 flu season.  

Authorizations and Compensation Activities for FY 2020
Information is now available on the Compensation Memos  web page.

Governor Honors Long Time Employees for State Service
In the first event of its kind, Governor Northam presented service awards to employees in Southwest Virginia with 40 or more years of service.  See list of honorees andpress release.

Coping Strategies
To assist in dealing with the recent tragedy in Virginia Beach, here are helpful resources and tools for agencies and employees.

2020 Pay and Holiday Calendar Published
View Commonwealth pay dates and holidays for next year here.

Revision Addendum Published for FY 2019 Compensation Activities
Information is now available on the Compensation Memos web page.

Workforce Planning & Development Report Template Posted Online
View the standardized format for reporting on succession planning by secretariat and statewide. See more.

What can agencies do to increase efficiencies in the hiring process, reduce days to hire, and increase talent acquisition success?  Check out these tools!

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What Are People Doing?

From left to right, are: DVS Oceana Office Veteran Service Representative Carolyn Washington; DVS Acting Commissioner Steven J. Combs; Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program Director Carol Berg; Senator Bill DeSteph; Virginia Beach Mayor Robert Dyer;  Virginia Deputy Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Kathleen Jabs; DVS Benefits Director Donna Williams; DVS Deputy Commissioner Thomas Herthel; and DVS Oceana Office Veteran Service Representative Florence Hayes Addison.

Department of Veterans Services Opens New Office:
  More than 70 people gathered under beautiful sunny skies in Virginia Beach for the official Grand Opening of the new DVS Oceana Office. Located a few blocks from the entrance to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, the office will serve Veterans, transitioning service members and their families in Virginia Beach and surrounding areas. It is the 33rd DVS veterans office in the state.

See more photos of "What People are Doing"


List of Events

Oct. 1 - 31 - OnTheSquareVA Calendar of Events

Oct. 15 - American Evolution Women's Achieve Summit, Greater Richmond Center. $25 registration.

Oct. 16 - 6:30 a.m. - Capitol Run, start and finish at the entrance to the Capitol Visitor Center (10th and Bank streets). Registration required.

Oct. 17 - 8:30 p.m. - Webinar, After Identity Theft, Virginia Credit Union. 

Oct. 19 - 2:00 p.m. - Statewide Cornhole Championship, Capitol Square, Richmond. Come cheer on the teams and enjoy the Mary Washington Jazz Band and food trucks.

Oct. 20 - Commonwealth of Virginia Day, Washington Redskins, FedEx Field, Hyattsville, MD

Oct. 21 - 10:00 a.m. - Hands-Only CPR Mobile Tour, American Heart Association, OnTheSquareVA, gravel lot event space on Governor's Street.