Benefits Manager

      Donna M. Morris
      212D Lancaster
      Phone: 434.395.2076
      Fax: 434.395.2666


CommonHealth Wellness Program

The state's CommonHealth Employee Wellness Program offers exciting wellness programs for benefits-eligible state employees, families, and retirees in changing unhealthy behavior and lifestyles. Longwood University partners with CommonHealth to offer programs on campus. Notices regarding campus CommonHealth seminars may be found at HR Communications.

Flexible Reimbursement Accounts

The Commonwealth of Virginia provides employees the option to enroll in Dependent Care and Medical Reimbursement Flexible Spending Accounts. Deductions for these employee benefits are on a pre-tax basis.

  • Learn more on the Commonwealth of Virginia's HR website

Health Care Coverage: Statewide COVA Plan

The Statewide COVA plan is available to all Longwood employees

For more information, visit site.

Life Insurance

Virginia Retirement System - term life; employee's salary rounded to nearest thousand, doubled, and doubled again in the event of an accident.

Learn more in the Virginia Retirement system Website

Optional Life Insurance

(VRS/Minnesota Life) Any employees may purchase up to four times your salary worth of life insurance on yourself; half of what you purchase for yourself on your spouse; and up to $15,000 on children. Cost charts outlined are available from Human Resources.

Learn more on the Virginia Retirement System website

Premium Conversion

Premium Conversion is a pre-tax deduction for health benefits premiums available to all state employees. An employee must enroll in premium conversion in order to take advantage of this benefit.

Learn more on the Commonwealth of Virginia's HR website

Retirement Plans

The Virginia Retirement System administers a defined benefit plan, a group life insurance plan, a deferred compensation plan and a cash match plan for Virginia's public sector employees, as well as the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program for state employees. They are headquartered in Richmond Virginia.

The following information is available from VRS

  • About VRS
  • VRS Benefits
  • Defined Contribution Plans
  • Calculating Benefits
  • Retirement Planning
  • Publications and Forms
  • FAQs
  • ORPs and Comparing Plans
  • Purchase of Prior Service
  • Wartime Benefits
  • Memo to Members

Tuition Waiver

Employees are allowed to take one class per semester (one during summer session). In addition, the comprehensive fee is waived for dependents of employees.

Worker's Compensation

Longwood University Employees are eligible to receive compensation under the Virginia Worker's Compensation Act for injuries and/or illnesses incurred in the course of official work-related duties. Compensation may include payment of medical expenses and for time lost from work. Compensability is determined by Managed Care Innovations, the Commonwealth's insurance carrier for worker's compensation.

  • Learn more in the Workers' Compensation Services website 

A Longwood Incident Report should be completed, signed by the employee and the employee's supervisor, and submitted to Human Resources within 24 hours when a work-related injury or illness occurs.

Tax-Free Commuter Benefit

Tax-Free Commuter Benefit

Do you want to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your dollars? Are you tired of traffic delays and tie-ups on your commute to work? Would you like to ease your commute and make it less stressful? Well, Longwood University would like to help you.

To help save money on commuting costs and provide a stress-free way for employees from the Richmond/Chesterfield areas to commute to work, Longwood University employees can now take advantage of the Rideshare vanpool as part of the Longwood University tax-free transportation benefit program. With this benefit, all employees who commute from home to work by the vanpool will have their payments withheld from their salary on a pretax basis.

For more information on the Richmond / Chesterfield vanpool, please contact Darrell Tyler at extension 4956 or


Flexible Spending Account Sourcebook 2018-2019

Flexible Spending Account Sourcebook for Plan Year 2018-2019

Flexible Spending Account Sourcebook