Financial & Career Mgmt
Setting Up Shop:
Benefits Summary for Clinical Faculty (Health Service Foundation Site): This is the Primary Benefits Resource for SOM Clinical Faculty. Use this link to access the HSF utilities area of their web site, which allows access to Payslips and extensive Benefits Information. HSF will act as liaison as needed to University Human Resources in order to investigate questions or provide guidance regarding the full benefits system. HSF also creates a full annual Compensation Statement for each clinical faculty member, which includes a section entitled Missed Opportunities to point out areas where other financial benefit opportunities are available, as well as a detailed account of all Retirement Balances. Contact HSF for further information at (434) 972-4288 or (434) 980-6181. HSF recommends that faculty take their earning information to a personal Financial Advisor to assist in financial planning decisions.
& Tenure Policies of the School of Medicine: This area of the
SOM Faculty Development Web-site provides many P&T resources,
including Descriptions of Faculty Tracks, Promotion & Tenure Policy
(pdf), Suggested Format for CV (doc) and for the Teaching Portfolio
(doc), A Full Introductory Presentation Regarding Promotion &
Tenure at the University (powerpoint), and the P&T Timeline.
School of Medicine Office of Accounting, Budget & Compensation (Plans & Policies Page/Intranet): This is a central resource hub including access to the following topics: Clinical Faculty Remuneration Plan, Basic Science Incentive Plan, Clinical Staff Credentialing and Privileging, Faculty Appointment, and Faculty Salary Policy. It is also possible from this page to access the AAMC Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries. At this time, the report is divided into Basic Science and Clinical areas, and the 60th percentile for each discipline is shown therein. For more detailed information for your department, contact your Department Administrator to access the full AAMC Report for your discipline.
UVa Faculty Salaries (A Cavalier Daily Site): This site maintains records of all faculty salaries within the University of Virginia system, organized by year with additional search tools by last name and by department. A new integrated web site is currently in development. 2008 is the only year for which data is available at this time.
UVa Faculty Leave Policies: Maintained by the UVa Vice President & Provost's Office, this page provides full policy on Leaves of Absence for faculty, including Leave for Educational Purposes, Leave for Personal Reasons, Annual Leave, and Temporary Disability Leave.
Physician Compensation and Production Survey: 2004;
National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Gender Equity Studies: This site is maintained by the Committee on Women in Science and Engineering (CWSE), and contains gender equity & climate reports, sorted by state and by institution. From this site it is possible to access the landmark Report on Gender Equity at the University of Virginia, 1999.
European Commission for Women in Science National Reports: This site contains an index by country with current reports on the status of women in the sciences.
CNN's Money.com: This is an extensive web resource for news, advice, calculators, and information on all topics financial. Major headings include: News, Markets, Economy, Jobs & Technology, Personal Finance, Lifestyle, Real Estate, Small Business, and Lists. Extremely useful tools include: Cost of Living Comparison (especially helpful for families new to our area), Home Affordability Calculator (to estimate feasible mortgage rates based on your own personal financial profile), and Money 101 Glossary (a straight-forward definition of terms from the financial realm).
Virginia Workforce Connection (a VA Employment Commision site): Geared towards job seekers or new members of the community, with additonal portals for employers or researchers and analysts. A very helpful resource for those conducting spousal/partner employment research. Another useful tool here is the Community Profiles area, which allows the site visitor to specify a county or city in Virginia and bring up a full report in pdf format, on many aspects of that community, including things like cost of living, demographics, fifty largest employers, employment growth areas, and much more. The report updates automatically from within their database, so you can be assured of the most current news and information possible.
For those who are curious about what parking is like for those affiiliated with main grounds of UVA, visit the UVA Parking & Transportation Department web site.
Faculty Employee Assistance Program/Relocation Services: The FEAP offers referrals to real estate companies providing relocation services, as well as counseling services to families in transition. For further information, call (434) 243-2643.
Staff Housing (UVa Housing Division): Available for non-tenured
faculty, research associates, research assistants, post-doctoral
candidates, visiting faculty, and full-time classified staff. Their web
site, linked here, provides a wonderful way to browse the various
houses and apartments available (a total of 67 residences), and
includes a chart of amenities alongside the rental price for each
property. There are also Short-Term Housing accomodations for visiting
faculty or guests of UVa, all with convenient locations to the various
schools of UVa. Department administrators may contact Family &
Faculty Housing to make reservations in advance. Short-term
housing may also be utilized by new faculty who arrive in
Charlottesville before their family makes the transition.
Family Housing (UVa Housing Division): Family Housing currently offers 323 properties having 1,2 & 3 bedroom options as well as furnished or unfurnished accomodations. Housing is filled based on a priority ranking system: married students or single parents are Priority 1 and post-docs or research associates/assistants are Priority 2. Comprised of the communities of University Gardens (close to both central grounds and the North Grounds areas) and Copeley Hill (located near the Darden and Law Schools in North Grounds), an added bonus for residing families is the extremely warm and helpful FHA (Family Housing Association) which links members of the communities to one another, and also provides a monthly Newsletter of local events, tips, and resources. As with Faculty & Staff Housing, the waiting list for all Family Housing is updated every three months to assure accuracy, and the list tends to fill up during April and May for housing coming available in August, so be sure to complete the application process as early as possible. For further information: contact Property Manager Patricia Toms (434.924.7030; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Family & Faculty/Staff Leasing Coordinator Jim Williams (434.924.7030; email@example.com).
Monticello Avenue/Housing Area: This area of the local resources web site includes extensive links in the following categories: Real Estate Sales & Rental Companies, Builders & Home-Related Services, Housing Organizations, and Newcomers' Guides to the Charlottesville area. This site is maintained by the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
Home Sweet C'ville/Getting Settled Area (Virginia Law School site): Linked here is the Housing page of the Getting Settled Area. This area is geared more towards the needs of law students new to the area, but does include lists of helpful links. Other pages in this Getting Settled web area provide extremely valuable information in the following supplemental categories: Utilies (with links to all major utility, phone service, and trash providers); Automobiles (with links and information about Vehicle Tags, Plates, DMV, Registration, Insurance, Taxes, and University Auto Registration); Dogs (rules and regulations concerning dog ownership and registration) ; Media (links to local tv stations, cable providers, internet service, radio stations, and all local newspapers); and Banks.
Virginia Real Estate & Relocation Guide: This site is geared towards prospective homebuyers, and include a wide array of overview information about Virginia, as well as information specific to the Charlottesville area. Link from this site to a Money/Investing page for more information on these topics in Virginia.
EveryAptMapped.com: This resource site is a good place to begin an apartment hunt for those moving new to the area. It includes a listing of approximately twenty different apartment communities in the Charlottesville area, with details on the apartment units available and cost. Please use the FEAP (Faculty Employee Assistance Program) contact information from above if you would like to discuss your relocation needs and seek further advice.
www.mortgageloan.com/calculator/ Use the tools on this site to investigate mortgage rates and to estimate the ideal range of cost for a new home based on your income and financial profile.
|Word of Mouth tips on retirement: It is never too
early to begin planning for your retirement. Careful decisions made
early in your career can have extremely productive outcomes later in
Health Services Foundation: Available to clinical faculty for individual consultations regarding your compensation statements and all levels of financial planning, including retirement concerns.
UVa Benefits Office: Available to basic science faculty for individual consultations regarding all levels of financial planning, including retirement concerns. Clinical faculty also have full access to services and consultations with the Benefits Office. A division of University Human Resources; phone: (434) 924-4392.
Employee Assistance Program: The FEAP is an extensive support
program at UVa, offering consultation services, seminars, counseling,
and other referral services relating to personal or professional
matters. When you are stumped for resoures outside of your office or
department, relating to professional or personal matters, the FEAP is
always a good place to begin your search. (434) 243-2643.
Monticello Avenue: From this home page, link to extensive Charlottesville area resources in the following major categories: Arts, Business, Education, Employment, Government, Groups, Health, History, Housing, Library, Media, Tourism, and a full left-menu listing of Upcoming Events and Links to Local New Sources. This site is maintained by the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.
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The School of Medicine and Office of Faculty Development do not endorse any single path to
meeting your personal & professional needs, but seek to provide candid and useful information for
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