Virginia Commonwealth University



VRS modernization: employee contributions   

The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) is undertaking a multi-year modernization program to upgrade its technology systems and business operations. As part of this modernization, VRS is making changes to how it collects member contributions from employees. These changes are effective immediately. Click herepdf icon for more information. 

Your "financial fitness"       

Check out these free seminars for important savings and investment information.

Retirement seminars

Free retirement seminars are available to VCU employees.


Total compensation

Compensation is more than just a paycheck at VCU. You enjoy many benefits beyond the value of your salary. Learn more about how much you really make pdf icon

VRS member news

Full-time and part-time faculty and staff enrolled in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) can stay informed about their retirement benefits by subscribing to the VRS member news publication. For questions, contact VCU benefits at or (804) 827-1723.

VRS member benefit profiles

Annual member benefit profiles (MBPs) for participants in the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) are available by logging onto myVRS. VRS no longer mails paper copies of these statements. Employees without computer access may request a printed copy of their MBP by contacting VCU benefits at (804) 827-1723. 

Investment lineup changes to the Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP/457b)

Effective July 23, 2012, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) made significant changes to the investment lineup for the DCP (457b). For more information, DCP participants may wish to review the transition bulletin pdf icon.  

Concerned about market events?

Check out these resources from Fidelity and TIAA-CREF:     

Need to speak to an investment counselor on campus? Click here to schedule an appointment.

Benefits summaries

Benefits are an important part of your total employment package from VCU. Some of these benefits are provided automatically to you while others are optional. In addition, you can choose to extend some benefits beyond your VCU employment. For a summary of all your benefits, choose from the employment classification below that best describes your position at the university.



All benefits

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New employee resources

New to VCU? We offer a number of resources for new employees — from orientation to training opportunities to handbooks. Be sure to review the new employees page for a listing of these links.

Life events and your benefits

Any time you experience a life event change — such as getting married, starting a family or retiring — remember to review your benefits. You may need to provide us with updates. Other times, you may want help in resolving some of the family and personal issues that occur because of these changes. In those situations, please look into our work/life resources for assistance.

VCU Gold access to health care

VCU Gold is a program that allows university employees and their family members (new patients) to receive “fast track” ambulatory care scheduling with the first available provider at VCU medical center specialty clinics. Call (804) 628-3627 to learn more or to schedule an appointment. Visit the VCU Gold page for more details.

Last updated: 06/12/2013 Edit