Vesting is the minimum length of service you need to be eligible to withdraw employer contributions from a retirement plan. If you were hired on or after 7/1/14, you are fully vested after two years of continuous employment.
Previous service does not count toward the 2-year requirement. For example, if you transitioned from an Operational & Administrative position to Managerial & Professional, or from the UVA Medical Center to the Academic Division, you might be newly eligible for ORP. Your service toward the 2-year requirement starts when you enroll in ORP.
If you leave UVA before you are vested, you will only have access to the 5% contribution you made - not contributions made by UVA.
If you were hired between 7/1/10 and 7/1/14, you are fully vested from the start to receive all money UVA contributes.