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Qualified Employee

The employee is authorized by the University through documented Confined Space training to recognize hazards and perform work activities in confined spaces.

Qualified Exigency Leave

Military leave which may be used for such pressing or urgent situations as:

  • short-notice deployment (defined as notice of an impending call or order to active duty within seven days of the date of deployment);
  • military events and related activities, such as informational briefings, family assistance programs, or official ceremonies and events;
  • childcare and school activities, including arranging alternative childcare, caring for children on an immediate, urgent basis, and attending school meetings;
  • making financial and legal arrangements, such as executing powers of attorney, obtaining military identification cards, or preparing a will or trust;
  • counseling;
  • rest and recuperation (that is, to spend time with a military family member who is on short term rest and recuperation leave);
  • post-deployment activities, including arrival ceremonies, reintegration events, and issues relating to the death of a military family member; and
  • other events arising out of a family member's service that may qualify, as long as the employer and employee agree that it qualifies, and agree on the timing and length of leave to be taken.
Qualified Graduate Assistantship

A graduate assistantship that is at least half of a full assistantship (that is, a quarter-time appointment, roughly equivalent to ten hours per week) is qualified to receive tuition remission and the health insurance subsidy and is eligible for tuition adjustment.

Qualified Health Insurance Subsidy (Qualified Subsidy)

A mandated subsidy funded centrally by the University and provided on behalf of a graduate student who meets the qualifications defined in this policy.

Qualified Personnel

Qualified personnel must be knowledgeable of the electrical equipment or systems that they work on, the inherent electrical hazards and how to avoid them. OSHA 1910 Subpart S-Electrical and NFPA 70E (8) hour training, including refresher training, is required for personnel assigned to facility maintenance and service responsibilities related to electrical equipment and facility electrical systems. Training shall include electrical safety work practices and the protective measures necessary to avoid shock and burn injury hazards.

Qualified Scholarship

Any amount received by an individual who is a candidate for a degree at an educational organization used to pay for tuition and any fees, books, supplies, or equipment required for courses of instruction at such educational organization. (IRC 117.) Payments deemed "qualified scholarships" are not includable in the gross income of the recipient, are not subject to withholding, and are not reportable by the educational institution.

Qualified Sponsorship

A logo, text, or other identifier incorporating a link to a Web site external to the University of Virginia, placed on a UVA Web page to acknowledge donation of services, products, or financial or research support to the University of Virginia or an office, unit, center, department, or division of the University of Virginia. The IRS defines sponsorship as "a payment for which there is no expectation that the sponsor will receive a 'substantial return benefit,' the income received by the sponsored organization is not subject to tax as unrelated business income."

Quasi Endowment

Funds established to function like an endowment but which may be expended at the discretion of the entity’s governing board. The principal is typically preserved while expenditures to support the purpose may be made from Quasi Endowment distributions. Distributions are determined in accordance with the entity’s spending policy.