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Susan A. Carkeek

Susan A. Carkeek

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P.O. Box 400127
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4127

Phone:
434-982-0123
Fax:
434-243-7613
Email:
AskHR@virginia.edu

Organization & Committees

Assistant Vice President (434) 924-4348
Assistant Vice President (434) 982-3039
Director, Benefits (434) 924-1031
Compensation Manager (434) 924-8938
Director, Compliance and Immigration Services (434) 924-4379
Director, HR Consulting Services (434) 924-6263
Director, Employee Development (434) 924-5375
(434) 924-4417
Director, HR IT (434) 243-5994
Recruitment Manager (434) 924-4717

Benefits Committee

The Committee on Benefits serves in an advisory capacity to the President in matters related to benefits policies and programs for faculty and staff. The Committee studies and makes recommendations regarding benefits policies and programs and proposes an order of priority for any suggested changes. These recommendations will advance institutional and not constituent priorities. The Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer is the Vice Presidential Liaison for this committee, as well as overseeing the Benefits office at the University.

Retirement Administrative Committee

The Retirement Administrative Committee (RAC) assures the program goals of the University of Virginia Retirement Program are met. The Board of Visitors has overall responsibility for the Program and delegates Program administration to the RAC. The Program Administrator is the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; RAC members are appointed by the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. [read more]

The Committee is authorized to:

  • Establish and maintain Investment Procedures (IP) to meet program goals for investment options
  • Review the investment performance of the various investment funds offered to participants not less frequently than semi-annually
  • At least annually:
    • Review the investment funds for compliance with the guidelines established in the Investment Procedures
    • Make deletions or changes in investment funds offered under the Program
    • Review expenses paid by the Plans to ensure that they are reasonable and necessary
    • Report to the Finance Committee or its Appointees
  • Oversee:
    • The professionals whose expertise is deemed by the contracting officer to be appropriate and necessary
    • The communications provided to Plan participants regarding the investment alternatives offered by the Plan
  • As necessary make revisions to the Investment Procedures to reflect changing conditions within the Plan, or to refine the Investment Procedures in order to make them more effective

The Program Administrator will generally be responsible for:

  • Administration of the Program
  • Oversight of the Plan Providers
  • Service to potential and current participants including, but not limited to:
    • Identifying the name, address, and phone number of the plan providers
    • Providing a general description of the investment alternatives available under the plan, and a general description of the investment objectives and risk and return characteristics of each alternative, including information relating to the type and diversification of assets comprising the portfolio of the designated investment alternative
    • Providing a description of transaction fees and expenses connected to purchases and sales
    • Providing a description of procedures established to provide confidentiality of information relating to investments in the Plan and without providing advice, direct employees to plan providers to access information and full plan provisions and benefits

Employee Communication Councils

Employee Communication Councils are designed to facilitate two-way communication between senior administration and staff, allowing employees to voice concerns and hear from senior administration regarding important University-wide issues.  Comprised of chairs, vice chairs, and secretaries of each council, the Executive Employee Communications Council (Exec-ECC) meets quarterly with the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer to discuss issues from all four councils.