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Work Environment and Benefits

Work Environment

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles promotes a friendly and progressive work environment dedicated to providing the citizens of Virginia with the ultimate in customer service. The agency uses state-of-the-art technology and a unique Code of Professionalism to achieve both its vision and mission. The agency provides:

  • Employee recognition programs
  • Work-site wellness opportunities
  • Paid training opportunities
  • A smoke-free environment
  • An open door policy that encourages open communication with all members of the agency, including the Commissioner
  • Challenging work and career growth opportunities
  • A collaborative work environment
  • Leadership dedicated to optimizing success
  • A commitment to customer service


As an Employer of Choice, the Commonwealth of Virginia and Department of Motor Vehicles offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive total compensation package. The following benefits are available to classified employees.

  • Vacation and other types of leave
  • Twelve paid holidays per year
  • Health insurance
  • Sickness and disability program
  • Retirement plan
  • Deferred compensation with cash match
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Wellness program

For additional information, visit the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management's Employee Benefits.


DMV offers paid and unpaid internships to students working toward a degree. Students receive valuable work experience and transferable skills. At the same time, they are able to explore a prospective career path and can apply classroom theory to actual work situations. They also learn about career opportunities at DMV and can make valuable networking contacts.