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General Assembly Bill Tracking 
Follow legislation tracked by DHRM during the 2017 General Assembly session.

IRS Forms on Health Coverage Mailed Week of January 30 
The IRS 1095 Form showing health coverage for calendar year 2016 will be mailed to health plan participant home addresses the week of January 30, 2017. Contact your tax advisor with any questions. See an information sheet and sample IRS 1095 forms.

Affordable Care Act Nondiscrimination Notice Posted
View the state health benefits program’s Nondiscrimination Notice, stating that the program  complies with applicable federal civil rights laws. Language assistance is also available. 
2016 DHRM HR Symposium Presentations Now Online 
View presentations from the November 30 HR Symposium here

Get Free Flu Shots
It's flu season once again, so be prepared.  Find out how to get a free flu shot at a state health plan participating pharmacy.

Governor Announces CVC Goal of $4.3 Million

Virginia student art contest winners were honored at the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) kickoff. See the winning posters here. More photos

DHRM Wins V3 Commonwealth Award

Governor McAuliffe presented 22 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) awards on September 28 in three categories.  Read more

FY2017 Compensation Authorizations

Information on compensation and performance management activities for FY 2017 is available here

DHRM 2016 Leadership Conference Presentations

From strategic planning to resilience, learn again from the speakers at the DHRM 2016 HR Leadership Conference.  

DHRM Earns Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certification

The Department of Human Resource Management has taken one more step in helping to increase employment opportunities for veterans, including increased awareness of resources for veteran recruitment, hiring and retention.

Governor Opens Capitol Square Healthcare

Governor McAuliffe, state and VCU Health System officials cut the ribbon on the new downtown Richmond health and wellness center on May 16.  See more photos ....

The Virginia Hilton HHonors Military Rewards Program

Active duty, veterans, transitioning service members (TSMs), National Guard or Reservists and spouses of active duty or veterans may stay for free at Hilton Hotels when actively seeking employment, including travel for interviews. Learn more about this and other programs! 

Check Out New Veteran Hiring and Recruiting Resources

State job applicants who are veterans or transitioning service members can visit Veteran Hiring Resources.  The Veteran Recruiting Resources for Agenciesoutreach and recruitment site is designed for Human Resource Officers.

Governor Signs Executive Order 50

Firearms banned in state government buildings.

Dial It Down to Stress Less

Are you stressed? Let CommonHealth show you how to lessen the stress in your life and handle it better.

2016 Legislation Tracked by DHRM

Keep up to date on legislation during the 2016 General Assembly.

Follow DHRM on Twitter

Sign up for DHRM’s account at https://twitter.com/VirginiaDHRM  for emergency closings and other news important to state agencies and employees. 

Get A Free Flu Shot

Take steps to prevent the flu this season! Free flu shots are available at participating pharmacies.

View HR Business Symposium Presentations

Download presentations from the 2016 HR Business Symposium.

Performance Management Guidance is Now Available

View Employee Photos from Bike Race Week!

Revisit race week in the photo galleries, from performers at the Employee Zone to the Governor's visit on Friday, Sept. 25.

SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Available in Spring and Fall!

Use the SHRM Learning System for professional development or to help you prepare for the Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional certification examinations. Click here to register. For more information, email Bob Vilcheck or call (804) 775-0748.

Reminder to Job Applicants

REMINDER: On April 21, 2015 the Commonwealth’s Recruitment Management System (RMS) was upgraded to a newer version.  

To use the upgraded system, be sure to use an up-to-date internet browser including:

  • Chrome (self-updating)
  • Firefox versions currently supported by Mozilla
  • Internet Explorer version 9 and later
  • Safari versions currently supported by Apple
Additionally, you must create a new user account and Virginia State Application to apply for employment opportunities in this system. If you had a user account and application in the old system, you can no longer access that information or check the status of your application. If you applied for a job prior to April 21, 2015, your application will move through the normal recruitment process. The state agency recruiting for the position will review applications and notify you if your application will be moving forward in the recruitment process.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact applicantinquiry@dhrm.virginia.gov.

Governor Signs Executive Order 41 (2015)

Executive Order 41(2015) reforms state hiring practices by removing questions regarding criminal history from employment applications. The Order directs that criminal history shall not be a determining factor in employment decisions, unless an individual’s criminal history bears specific relation to the job for which they are being considered.

Banning the Box from the state application requires a systems modification. which will be implemented on April 21, 2015 with the launch of our upgraded online Recruitment Management System. During the interim, our current employment practice of considering only those convictions that are directly related to job requirements will continue.

Virginia Values Veterans (V3)

Earn free HRCI and SHRM Certification Credits by participating in V3 Employer Training Webinars and Training Events!

SHRM and HRCI Approve V3 as a Preferred Provider of Recertification Credits

V3 Core Curriculum Webinar

V3 Employer Training Seminar

V3 Events Calendar 

Enhanced Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The State Health Benefits Program has improved ABA coverage provided to children ages two through six years by removing a $35,000 annual limit on these services. This change is retroactive to July 1, 2012.  For more information, see the revised 2014 Benefits at A Glance or appropriate plan member handbook/notification of changes at www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage or www.dhrm.virginia.gov/healthcoverage/planhandbooks

Discounts Offered for Employee Military Veterans

As we honor the courage and service of our veterans on Veterans Day, many organizations are offering discounts to state employee military veterans. For more information, and details on other employee discounts, visit the State Employee Discount page at  http://www.dhrm.virginia.gov/employeediscounts\

Same Sex Marriage and State Health Benefits

Same sex marriage is now legal in Virginia. Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Order #30 (EO-30) on October 7, which directs all Virginia state agencies and other entities to make necessary policy changes to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision legalizing gay marriage in Virginia. Employees/participants eligible for state health benefits who become legally married must submit their enrollment request to enroll or add their spouse and other eligible dependents within 60 days of the marriage. See the letter to all health care eligible employees.

TAL - Winner of Governor's Technology Award

DHRM's Time, Attendance and Leave System (TAL) was recognized as a winner in the IT As Efficiency Driver – Government to Government award category for the 2014 Governor’s Technology Awards!  Read more about TAL and other finalists and winners who were announced at the 2014 Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS) on the COVITS website

EEOC Issues New Guidelines On Pregnancy Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The guidance addresses the expanded interaction between the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), as amended in 2008, and between the PDA and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). A full copy of this guidance, including a Q&A, may be found at http://www.eeoc.gov. If you have any questions related to this guidance, or any other EEO-related issue, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Services.