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Employee Benefits

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers a competitive benefits which include:
  • Competitive Pay
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Employer paid retirement plan
  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Employee wellness program
  • Flexible reimbursement program
  • Long-term insurance
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Education Assistance
A majority of the benefits listed above are available for full-time and part-time classified/contract employees. 

For more information regarding these benefits, please visit:

Programs and Events

It’s not all about work and no play at the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth offers several programs, incentives, and out of the ordinary benefits that makes the Commonwealth the place to work. Some of the programs and events that the Commonwealth of Virginia promotes include:

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is the state employee workplace giving program that supports over 1,400 local, state, national and international charities. Since its founding in 1997, the campaign has raised over $ 25 million.

Employee Suggestion Program

The Employee Suggestion Program is open to all state employees and encourages innovative thinking in the workplace. Employees may receive cash awards, paid time off or a certificate of achievement from the Governor for accepted awards. The program has resulted in nearly $1 million in savings from suggestions.

Employee Service Recognition Awards 

Service Recognition Programs especially reward employees who choose to make their careers with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Specific vendors provide items for recognition events.

Healthy Virginians 

State employees are encouraged to walk more and eat less through this workplace program. Since its inception, state employees have logged miles equal to walking around the world 11 times.

Perks Card

State Employees can get discounts at national chains and from local businesses throughout Virginia when they use their Commonwealth of Virginia Perks Card.

Veterans Outreach 

This site provides links to a variety of resources for veterans, including employment opportunities and assistance, veteran services and upcoming events related to veterans.

Virginia Public Service Week 

Public Service Week is held during the first full week in May and provides the opportunity to highlight the activities of the state workforce. Included in the week's activities is presentation of Governor's Awards to outstanding state employees.

SCHEV values honesty, quality, diversity, inclusion, growth-orientation, personal well-being, equity, transparency and accountability.
Through these values, we create a welcoming work environment that represents the best of who we are as an agency and as individuals.

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