Office of Benefits & Retirement Services

puzzle group Benefits are important to employees and make up a significant portion of an employee's "total compensation package." To ensure that employees are knowledgeable about their benefit package, the Benefits Office conducts new employee orientations and seminars throughout the year. Enrollment materials are processed by the staff and payroll deductions are put in place.

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Critical Function

The critical function of the Office of Benefits and Retirement Services is to provide new employees with an overview of benefits, and to process and maintain enrollments in the following benefits:
  • Health Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurances
  • Virginia Retirement
  • Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA)
  • Flexible Benefits Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Provide retirement estimates.
  • Process VRS retirement forms
  • Enroll retirees in the Retirement Opportunity Program (ROP)

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Contact Us

Joseph Makolandra
Director, Benefits and Retirement Services 

Elisa Pickette
Supervisor, Benefits and Retirement Services
Office: 703.791.8780

Kathy Snow
Administrative Coordinator, Benefits and Retirement Services 
Office 571.241.0768

Tracy Ketch
Executive Secretary
703.791.8906 FAX



Health Insurances or Flexible Spending Benefits

Contact: Lisa Figueroa
Benefits Specialist
Office: 703.791.8022

Cell: 571.245.3726

Lincoln Financial 403b & 457, VRS Hybrid Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, or ROP

Contact: Jill Argueta

  Benefits Specialist

Office: 703.791.8927

Cell: 571.245.5586

Virginia Retirement System & PWCS Retirement processes, or COBRA, Retiree Health Benefits

Contact: Kristin Brittigan
Retirement Specialis

Office: 703.791.8772

Cell: 571.244.4883


Contact:Judy Reo
Leave Specialist

All leave for Last names M-Z

Office: 703.791.8769

Cell: 571.241.1750

Contact: Sarah Hudson
Leave Specialist

All Leave for Last names A-L

Office: 703.791.7203

Cell: 571.241.6334


Office Location

Kelly Leadership Center
Office of Benefits &
Retirement Services
Room 1300
14715 Bristow Road
Manassas, VA 20112

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