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A focus on HR means a focus on you.

VCU is a great place, and we’re working to make it even better.

Virginia Commonwealth University is a great place. You make it a great place. When we started the Great Place Initiative, you spoke and we listened. Today, we are implementing a new HR plan that helps make VCU an even greater place — a place where you can do meaningful work, a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career thrives. Exciting parts of this plan include career development opportunities, market and merit-based pay, and mentoring and networking. Learn more about the Great Place: HR Redesign.

Welcome to a Great Place to work


Side-by-side comparisons
Detailed and personalized information about how the new HR plan applies to you is available at under "resources." This includes a link to a side-by-side comparison of your current plan and the new HR plan.

Effective dates for the new HR plan
January 1, 2018: The effective date for classified employees hired to positions posted after July 1, 2016.
July 1, 2018: The effective date for classified staff hired before July 1, 2016 who choose to enroll and most A&P faculty.

New HR Policy

The design, approval and implementation of the policy that will govern the new HR Plan.

Software Implementation

The implementation of a new online performance management and learning management tool.

Career Development

The design and implementation of resources to support career advancement.