New Employees

New Employees


Welcome to UVA! Human Resources is here to help you get settled, and will remain supportive throughout your time at UVA for career development, benefits, wellness, and much more. Explore these helpful resources to get acclimated to UVA and your new community. Call UVA HR anytime, we're here to help.

Career Development

Career development is a lifelong process of managing learning, work, and job-related transitions. It is an organized approach to development that matches your goal as an employee with University needs. Use the resources below to customize your development goals.

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Why UVA?

Get to know your new community! Learn more about our institution, missions, and traditions. You can also find information about Moving & Relocating, such as public school information, and Dual Career resources for faculty and staff spouses and partners.

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Retirement

Depending on your employment status, you have the option to enroll in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), or Medical Center Retirement Program (MCRP). Through these programs, you also get benefits like life insurance, disability coverage, long-term care benefits, and survivor benefits.

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UVA Health Plan

You have up to 3 health plan options (depending on your employee type) – Basic, Value, or Choice Health – to meet your and your family's needs. Changes can be made during an Annual Enrollment period each October or after a major life change, like a change in marital status, an addition to the family, or a leave of absence.

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Life Insurance

If you are enrolled in a UVA retirement plan (VRS, ORP, or MCRP), if you are Housestaff, or a Postdoctoral Fellow, you already have basic life insurance coverage at no cost to you.

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