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. 

Thanksgiving Meal Match: Register Soon

November 10, 2016

UVA's Lorna Sundberg International Center is seeking members of the UVA and Charlottesville community to participate in the Thanksgiving Meal Match by hosting UVA's international students, scholars, and their families. Click to register.

This Month Marks FEAP’s 25th Anniversary

November 03, 2016

The UVA Faculty and  Employee Assistance Program celebrates 25 years of service to the UVA community (and beyond). For more information about FEAP or its anniversary, visit

Collaborative, Community, Creativity

October 28, 2016

Quality Core - Build Innovative Teams by Unleashing Your Creativity

Event Date: Nov. 10, 2016

Time: 1:45– 4:15 p.m. 

Location: Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall

Presenter: Gweneth West - Professor of Drama, Costume Designer, and Faculty Senate Leader

Gweneth West, Professor of Drama, Costume Designer, and Faculty Senate Leader, facilitates this interactive workshop. Expand your capacity for creativity as ARTIST, EXPLORER, JUDGE, & WARRIOR in building innovative teams for excellence. This workshop will help you unleash your creativity for application in your daily work.


Flu Shots

September 30, 2016

Flu shots are available at locations around grounds until Nov. 30. View the 2016 flu shot schedule.

2017 Holiday Calendar

September 30, 2016

The 2017 holiday calendar was just released. View that as well as the remaining holidays for 2016. 

Night Tour

September 30, 2016

It’s time for the Fall 2016 Night Tour. The UVA Security and General Safety Committee is soliciting recommendations for sites to visit on its Fall Night Tour, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. The committee particularly seeks areas that could benefit from infrastructure improvements such as increased lighting, walkway repair, crossways, and related items. Please spread the word widely to your members and ask them to seek suggestions from their constituents. Send suggestions for venues to no later than October 11.

Starving the Beast

September 27, 2016

Starving the Beast, a documentary film that examines the power struggle on college campuses, such as UVA, Wisconsin, UNC and LSU, is showing at Violet Crown Cinemas on Fri, Sept. 30 at 7 PM. The film documents a philosophical shift that seeks to reframe public higher education as a value proposition to be borne by the beneficiary of a college degree rather than as a public good for society. The film has garnered praise from both academic journals and film critics including the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Open Enrollment 2016

September 19, 2016

Open Enrollment will run from Oct.1 - Oct. 28. Read about benefits and retirement plans.

Compensation FAQs

September 12, 2016

Check out the new FAQ document about staff compensation at UVA created by Staff Senate in collaboration with UHR.

Discounts on Group Exercise Classes

August 17, 2016

IM-Rec is offering discounts on group exercise classes now through August 26. Save up to $55!

UVA Discount Program

April 20, 2016

The Discount Program provides discounts at local businesses. Just show your UVa ID at participating businesses.

Earth Week

April 19, 2016

Celebrate Earth Week at any of the 20+ events happening April 17-24 on grounds and in the community.

UVA Skate Night

April 19, 2016

Join UVa men's and women's hockey teams and figure skaters in Main Street Arena on Apr 23 from 6:30-8 PM for UVa Skate Night.

Outstanding Contributor Award Nominations

March 14, 2016

Please submit nominations for the Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award, the highest honor for staff at the University, by Friday, March 25.

Pancake Breakfast Photos

March 14, 2016

The Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast was a success. View photos from this year's event.

Wahoo Fitness Challenge

February 17, 2016

Earn $100 in your July 2016 paycheck by completing 52 30-minute workouts and logging them on your active health site by April 30, 2016.