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12 Paid Holidays
Deferred Compensation
Disability (Short-term and Long-term)
Educational Assistance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Flexible Benefits Program
Group Life Insurance
Health Benefits
Leaves of Absences
Long-term Care
Optional Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Telework
Wellness Programs

12 Paid Holidays

Deferred Compensation

The Commonwealth's Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP) is a voluntary tax-deferred retirement savings program that is available to individuals who are employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia in either a salaried or wage position. Additional information...


Disability - Long Term & Short-Term

The Virginia Sickness and Disabiilty Plan(VSDP) provides state employees with income security when they cannot work because of a partial or total disability. The program includes sick, family and personal leave; short-term disability benefits; long-term disability benefits and a long-term care program. VSDP benefits cover non-work-related and work-related conditions.


The VSDP focuses on helping employees make a safe return to full duties following a disability. Return-to-work plans, such as job modifications or vocational/medical rehabilitation, may be developed in consultation with the employer and treating healthcare or medical professional to assist in the employee's recovery and return to a regular schedule. Additional information ...

Education Assistance

Virginia State Government provides provisions for educational assistance. Such assistance varies and is dependent upon the policies and procedures of individual state agencies. Additional information ...


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The employee assistance program provided to health plan members offers up to four visits at no cost to you or members of your household for counseling in such areas as mental health, substance abuse, work and family issues, and financial or legal matters. Get additional information on the Employee Assistance Program.

Flexible Benefits Program

Enrolling in a health and/or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) allows employees who are health plan members to set aside part of their salary on a pre-tax basis each pay period to pay for certain out-of-pocket expenses.  You can use a health FSA to pay for medical, dental and vision care expenses not covered by your health plan. A dependent care FSA can be used to reimburse eligible child care or dependent self-care expenses so that you and your spouse can work or actively look for work. Additional information ...

Group Life Insurance Plans

Upon employment full-time classified employees automatically are enrolled in a group life insurance policy at no cost the employee. This plan provides natural death, accidental death and dismemberment coverage. Coverage is the equivalent of two times the employee's annual salary for natural death and four times the employee's annual salary for accidental death. Get additional information on the Group Life Insurance Plans

Health Benefits

The Commonwealth of Virginia health benefits program offers the COVA Care, COVA HealthAware and COVA HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan) statewide to full-time and part-time classified employees, early retirees and certain family members.  The Kaiser Permanente regional health maintenance organization is available to members in Northern Virginia only. Additional information ...


Long-Term Care

Members of the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP) have long-term care insurance paid by the state through the Virginia Retirement System (VRS). The VRS also offers Voluntary Group Long Term Care Insurance available for purchase by eligible state employees, retirees and certain family members. Additional information can be found at www.varetire.org.

Optional Life Insurance

State employees are eligible to apply for optional life insurance coverage to enroll themselves, spouse, and/or eligible children. The employee pays the premiums. Additional information


Retirement

Membership in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is automatic. The VRS retirement plan is a qualified 401(a) defined benefit plan which pays eligible members a lifetime benefit amount based on years of service, age, and compensation. VRS members may also participate in the Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan. Additional information can be found at www.varetire.org.


Telework

As part of the Commonwealth's efforts to support increased employee productivity and engagement, business continuity readiness, along with reduced traffic and wear and tear on public transportation in the state certain employees may be designated as eligible to telework some or all of a work week from home or an alternate work location. Additional information...

Wellness Program

Changes in your lifestyle can have a big impact on your health.  The CommonHealth employee wellness program strives to make a difference in the health of employees and the workplace by integrating health into the work culture. More than 40 different health promotion services are offered to state agencies,, including fitness and stress management, personal health and safety, and weight control and nutrition.