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DHRM News and Announcements

Help Beat the Flu Bug!
It’s time to get your annual flu shot! View information on preventing flu and the DHRM flu shot page on how to get a flu shot at local pharmacies that participate with the State Health Benefits Program.

Alternative Hiring Process
The Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to inclusive hiring. The Alternative Hiring Process has been established as part of a comprehensive strategy to increase employment of individuals with disabilities within state government by providing a non-competitive path to state employment.

News on COVID-19
News on COVID-19 is changing every day. Keep up to date on the latest developments impacting state employees and human resource professionals.
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Vaccinate Virginia logo Eligible to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine? 
Find out more on the Virginia Department of Health website and  at vaccinate.virginia.gov.

National OneTouchPoint, Inc., Breach May Impact Commonwealth Plan Members
OneTouchPoint, Inc., an Anthem vendor, has informed DHRM of a data breach on its computer systems. Social Security numbers and financial information were not impacted. See the OneTouchPoint noticeAnthem member notice and information provided to state agencies.

Governor Issues New Telework Policy
Governor Youngkin has announced that employees in the Executive Branch will return to the workplace on July 5, and that a revision to the Telework Policy will be effective on that date. See updated Telework PolicyTelework FAQs and the Standard Telework Agreement.

IRS 1095 Forms Mailed in January
The Commonwealth has mailed IRS 1095 forms on employer-provided health insurance coverage to employees as required by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). See the 2021 IRS 1095-C form and Frequently Asked Questions.

2022 Legislative Update
View General Assembly bills assigned to DHRM.

2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Calendar
The DHRM Office of Workforce Engagement has introduced a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Calendar. While consisting of typical holidays, it also embraces lesser known celebrations. See more here.

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).

2021 Getting to Know Your Benefits Booklet
Health plan members now have a new resource for state health benefits information. The 12-page "Getting to Know Your Benefits" booklet contains the latest health plan choices, health programs and contact information.

Get Your Flu Shot!
The state health benefits program has launched its 2021-22 flu shot program. More here on visiting local in-network pharmacies, doctor's offices and Capitol Square Healthcare to be vaccinated.

Celebrating the Governor's Honor Award Winners!
Governor Northam hosted the Governor's Honor Awards on September 15 in a ceremony outside the Executive Mansion. Congratulations to the 2021 recipients, and also the 2020 winners who were also honored at the event!   

State Employees Receive Raises
Most state employees received a 5 percent salary increase in their paychecks on July 1. The increase was effective with the June 10 pay period. See Frequently Asked Questions.

FY 2022 Authorizations and Compensation Activities

View the FY 2022 memo and resources page, including frequently asked questions.

Grace Period for 2020-21 Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
The period to incur claims for Dependent Care FSAs for this plan year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021) has been extended to October 31, 2021. See more...

Congratulations, Virginia Management Fellows!
The 2019-2021 cohort of Virginia Management Fellows graduated with a pinning ceremony on June 9. Governor Northam gave remarks. See photos from the event.

Register for the Adjunct Emergency Workforce

Participate in Virginia’s renewed Adjunct Emergency Workforce. You may be offered a temporary reassignment to close critical staffing gaps in Virginia Emergency Support Team (VEST) agencies. 

It's Important to Get A Flu Shot!
This flu season is unique because of COVID-19. Visit a local pharmacy that participates with your state health plan.  More...

EmployeeExperience Magazine Published
Packed with information on recipes, stories of amazing state employees, and tips for physical and financial wellness! Check out the Winter issue

Governor Northam Announces 2020 Governor's Honor Award Recipients
A total of 39 state employees were honored with team or individual awards. See awards ceremony video and Governor's announcement.

Honor a Co-Worker for Making a Difference!
You are invited to recognize state employees making a difference during this turbulent year! To recognize any employee or group of employees, click here to complete a short form. More information may be found here.

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).

2021 Legislative Tracking
View General Assembly bills that DHRM is tracking during the session and special session.

Governor and First Lady Recognize Long Serving Employees
In a video message, 158 employees from Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads were honored who have served the Commonwealth for 40, 45, 50 and 55 or more years. The recognition was done virtually to protect employee health and safety.

Governor's Honor Awards Coming This Fall!
The Governor's Honor Awards are tentatively scheduled for November 18, 2020. See more here.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Grace Period Added for 2019 – 2020 Plan Year
In an effort to meet the needs of state employees during these extraordinary times, the Commonwealth has added a one-time grace period to the 2019-2020 FSAs that will extend the period to incur claims until October 31, 2020.

Final 2020-21 Health Care Premiums Announced
The Department of Human Resource Management is pleased to announce that final 2020-21 health plan premiums effective July 1, 2020, will remain the same as for the current year.

Capitol Square Healthcare Offers Virtual Visits

The Capitol Square Healthcare clinic in Richmond can now set up virtual and telephonic doctor visits. This includes visits for such chronic conditions as hypertension, diabetes, and asthma. Visit capitolsquarehealthcare.com.

Governor's Thank You Message to Employees During COVID-19
In a video and message to state employees, Governor Northam thanked state employees for their efforts during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Financial Wellness Webinars
There are links for accessing DHRM and VACU Financial Wellness Webinars. Visit theFinancial Wellness web page.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18 and became effective on April 1, 2020. See more on the DHRM COVID-19 web  page. 

Virginia state government proudly employs thousands of people in diverse careers. We recognize that work/life balance is important to an individual’s success on the job, and the challenges for those juggling both a career and children.

Governor Recognizes State Employees with at Least 40 Years of Service
State employees working in Central Virginia with 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service were honored on November 14 in a special ceremony at the Science Museum of Virginia's Dewey Gottwald Center in Richmond.  See photos.

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.

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.

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.

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 and press release.

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

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