As a VGEA member, you have skilled advocates fighting for you on matters of pay, health care, working conditions, and retirement every day. VGEA’s advocacy team includes full-time professional lobbyists who are on the ground daily supporting and opposing legislation that affects you as a state employee or retiree during the General Assembly session. Outside the session, our lobbyists are in frequent one-on-one meetings with legislators and involved in major political events. Our team is also always representing your interests and speaking out on your behalf to staff members of the Office of the Governor, the Department of Human Resource Management and the Virginia Retirement System Board of Trustees.

VGEA has secured many legislative victories to improve your life as a State employee, enhance the public services you provide and protect your retirement after a job well done.  With public employee pay and benefits under attack from many quarters, protecting these hard won victories is is now more important than ever.  By renewing your membership or joining VGEA now, you can make a difference in your pay and benefits and you will ensure that you receive the latest legislative information and actions that you need to take.

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What VGEA Members Are Saying:

  • This organization (VGEA) provides highest quality support for active and retired public employees…

    Dan Moon
  • VGEA is our Voice in Richmond!

    Judy Franklin
  • VGEA is Your Connection that has the strength of numbers and influence to demand that our issues are addressed.

    April Mela
  • I’m impressed with the VGEA’s General Assembly accomplishments, particularly in the last few years.

    Terry Alfred
  • Thank you, VGEA, for all you do for State employees. Your effort and dedication are much appreciated.

    Jayne Fanshaw, Longwood University
  • VGEA is wonderful and has our best interests at heart…it is truly the voice of the people.

    Joan Stromberg, ABC
  • Thank you, (VGEA) you do a great job representing us! 

    Karen Poff
  • The cellphone discounts I’ve gotten through VGEA have probably been enough to pay my association dues for the rest of my life!

    L.F., Department of Corrections
  • “I saved $200 this year just by changing to Liberty Mutual for car insurance. That’s how much the VGEA insurance discount was – twice my dues!”

    J. L. Stone
  • Great organization and I’m proud to be a member. VGEA worked tirelessly to ensure state employees received a 3% raise this year and not tied to revenue projections. VGEA is our voice to state government. I wish more state employees would join, there is strength in numbers.

    Carolyn Bethea

Representing the Commonwealth’s Employees and Retirees

For more than a half century, the VGEA has worked with Virginia General Assembly members and every Governor to protect the interests of the Commonwealth’s employees and retirees and to ensure that their needs are addressed. Learn More