All University Employees to Receive 3 Percent Bonus

September 16, 2010 — All eligible University of Virginia employees will receive a bonus equaling 3 percent of their annual salary later this year, Susan Carkeek, vice president and chief human resources officer, wrote in an e-mail to the U.Va. community on Thursday.

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced in July that all state employees would receive a bonus on Dec. 1.

"It has been several years since staff and faculty have received a salary increase, and this bonus is intended to recognize your service through these challenging times," Carkeek wrote. "Your continued hard work and dedication to the University are sincerely appreciated."

Those on the biweekly payroll will receive the bonus on Nov. 26, and those on the monthly payroll on Dec. 1. Because the bonus will come in the regular paycheck, the bonus will be taxed according to your personal withholding status.

The bonus applies to salaried (not wage or temporary) Academic Division employees, including University and classified staff, administrative and professional and teaching and research faculty, and professional research staff. University and classified staff must have been hired before July 1 and must have a rating in the Lead@UVa system by Sept. 30 to receive the bonus.

For information, see, call 982-0123 or e-mail

— By Anne Bromley