Carkeek: Academic Division Employees Are Eligible for State's 3 Percent Bonus

August 28, 2012

Employees in the University of Virginia's Academic Division will be eligible to receive the state's 3 percent bonus, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Susan A. Carkeek announced Tuesday.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell announced the bonus for state employees earlier this month. The General Assembly-approved budget provided for the bonus, if the state reaching specified revenue and savings targets. While the University has some state-granted autonomy over its human resources operations, U.Va. employees will receive the bonus, Carkeek said.

According to Carkeek's announcement, the bonus applies to salaried (not wage or temporary) full-time and part-time Academic Division employees, including University and classified staff, administrative and professional faculty, teaching and research faculty and professional research staff.  To be eligible, employees must have been hired before April 1,  have a performance evaluation of "meets expectations" (or equivalent), and have no disciplinary actions on file. 

Those on the biweekly payroll will receive the bonus on Nov. 23, and those on the monthly payroll on Nov. 30. Also, because the bonus will come at the same time as a regular paycheck, the bonus will be taxed according to employees' personal withholding status.

U.Va. employees have not received state-authorized salary increases since 2007.  

More information will be posted to the Human Resources home page in the coming weeks, Carkeek said. Employeess with questions are asked to call the HR Service Center at 434-982-0123, or to email

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Alexandra Rebhorn

University Human Resources