Parental leave update

November 26, 2018

A working group has been ironing out the details of the newly revised parental leave policy. Read more on the HR website.


November 15, 2018

On Nov. 5, 2018, J.J. Wagner Davis succeeded Pat Hogan as the new executive vice president and chief operating officer. Learn more about her. 

Change in Parental Leave

September 11, 2018

President Ryan announced today that UVA will be extending paid parental leave to ALL UVA employees. The new policy allows for 8 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a child. Read more.

Inauguration of President James Ryan

August 28, 2018

The installation ceremony will occur on Friday, Oct. 19 from 3-4:30 on the Lawn, but inaugural events will run from Oct. 19-Oct. 20.  

Share Your Vision for UVA's Future

August 01, 2018

Share your ideas for the future of UVA with Jim Ryan on the Ours to Shape website or via Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, using #OursToShape.

Meet President Ryan

July 26, 2018

Meet President Jim Ryan at an icecream social on the Lawn 3-5 PM, August 1. 

Sandridge Award Winners - 2018

June 15, 2018

The Sandridge Awards are the highest honors the University gives to its employees. Read about this year's winners

BOV Members Update

June 14, 2018

The governor adds C Evans Poston, JR to the BOV and reappoints three current members. Read more.

Staff Senate Elections

April 27, 2018

The Senate is calling for nominations for open senator seats. If interested in running, contact your senator to see if a seat is available. Learn about serving on the Senate.

Community Picnic

April 26, 2018

Join the celebration to honor President Sullivan at a community picnic on Wednesday, May 2 from 11AM - 2PM outside Peabody Hall. 


August 23, 2017

Looking to reduce your commuting and parking costs?  UVA vanpools are forming now from various locations including Richmond, Harrisonburg, Louisa County, and Nelson County.

A vanpool is essentially a larger more formalized carpool.  Employee commuters decide the schedule and route of the vanpool.  Vanpools typically operate Monday-Friday each week.  Vanpool monthly fees include fuel, vehicle maintenance, parking, insurance, and roadside assistance.

Interested in learning more?  Consider attending one of our upcoming interest meetings, contact us at, or visit

Annual Spring Night Tour

February 13, 2017

The University’s Security and General Safety committee is seeking locations to visit on its annual Spring Night Tour on February 28.  During the Night Tour, committee members walk areas of Grounds in darkness to assess safety conditions in various facilities of the University.  The Committee particularly targets lighting, pathways, emergency phones, and physical infrastructure hazards. I hope you will feel free to share this invitation broadly with the Staff Senate members inviting them to survey their constituents.  Please forward to me any suggestions for site visits by Wednesday, Feb. 22 so we can map out our itinerary.  

Just a reminder that if anyone has an immediate concern related to infrastructure safety, they can report a hazard to the office of Safety and Emergency Preparedness through the footer on our homepage, “Click to Report a Safety Hazard.”  Persons can also call our office at 434 982 0565 or write to us at

UBike, UBurn!

February 02, 2017

UBike and Hoos Well are partnering to offer free bike-share passes to all UVA employees to help them reach their workout goals for the Spring Fitness Challenge! Just email to receive the link for free registration. Spread the word!

Want help with your taxes?

January 30, 2017

 Have your 2016 tax return prepared for free by UVA Law School, Darden, and Madison House student volunteers, certified by the IRS.  Click here for more information.


Green Dot Program

January 27, 2017

UVA’s Green Dot program is a bystander intervention program that trains students, faculty, and staff in how to become active bystanders when they recognize a situation of sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking. Green Dot training specifically for faculty and staff will occur on Friday, January 27th from 1-4 in Newcomb 481.  People who wish to attend can sign up here:

2016 Legislative Forum

December 19, 2016

Staff are invited to attend this forum on Monday, December 19 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room. For more information, visit 2016 Legislative Forum.

FLSA Overtime Rule Update

December 12, 2016

Following an injunction impacting updated FLSA regulations, the University has provided the following update: 

A federal judge in Texas suspended the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule. The rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Until the timeline and impact of the final ruling is clear, the University of Virginia will respond as follows:

  • Pause the transition of exempt employees (including part-time) to non-exempt status until required;

  • Due to market and equity considerations, the pay increases that were approved, including the salary increases for all postdoctoral research associates, will proceed with original effective dates

The above actions were determined in collaboration with representatives across the University, are in alignment with our compensation philosophy and are consistent with the approach used by many peer institutions. Should you have questions, please contact the HR consultant for your school or unit.

Thank you for your patience during this time of transition.


Education Benefit Program Pilot in 2017

December 12, 2016

Through advocacy by the Staff Senate and incorporating staff feedback, the Education Benefit program has been revised. A pilot of the new program begins in January. Staff pursuing a degree or academic certificate will have access to more funds for tuition. We encourage staff to take advantage of this pilot program and share feedback with the Staff Senate via the Suggestion Box. For more information, see the Education Benefit pilot announcement email.

Retirement Workshops through Jan. 24, 2017

December 05, 2016

A series of retirment workshops are being offered. Check out the full schedule of upcoming retirement workshops here

Town Hall Meeting: Inclusion and Diversity

November 28, 2016

The event on December 2 will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Newcomb Hall. This event will get students, faculty, staff, and administration together for discussions surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion (or lack thereof) in order to centralize our efforts to make change at UVA. We will be discussing various topics pertaining to inclusion and diversity.