Progress Report

December 2016

Dear Colleagues:

I’m writing to share some exciting new developments in the Great Place: HR Redesign as well as plans for moving forward. As always, I encourage you to track our progress and submit questions and comments online at The comments and questions we receive guide our work and ensure voices from all over the university are heard. Your input is posted, along with a response, so the entire university community can stay informed and up-to-date. As you know, there are several important components for the new HR plan which all work hand-in-hand.

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HR Redesign site launches, planning underway

June 13, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to share developments in the Human Resources Redesign project that Dr. Rao announced earlier this spring. Today, VCU launches the Great Place: HR Redesign website, where we will share news and information about a new HR plan that focuses on you and your career.

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President Michael Rao announces the human resources redesign

Feb. 29, 2016

To the VCU Community,

When we launched the Great Place Initiative a few years ago, faculty and staff overwhelmingly indicated the need to improve many aspects of our human resources system. There was consensus on reforming practices around compensation, awards and recognition, career advancement, performance management, professional development and more.

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