Great Place continuous enrollment for Classified employees

Need yet another reason why VCU is unlike any other university you've ever seen? The new HR plan – the Great Place: HR Redesign. 

The new HR plan addresses what employees asked for in the Great Place Initiative surveys and town halls. The plan focuses on you — our most valuable resource. It aligns the work you do with the mission and vision of the university, improves the quality of service provided to  quality service students and patients and modernizes outdated HR practices. Read the full Working@VCU: Great Place HR policy. Current employees may visit Inside HR for guidelines and details about processes and procedures.

To enroll, visit myVCU and click "HR Redesign" under the "Resources" menuIf you're unable to enroll online, complete the paper "Working@VCU: Great Place HR enrollment form" found on Inside HR or contact the HR Professional in your school or unit.

Keeping the great things
With the design of the new HR plan, we were able to keep the things we love about state employment while modernizing outdated HR policies and procedures. There are some things that remain unchanged in the new HR Plan:

  • Status as a state employee earning state service
  • Virginia Retirement System benefits, and Optional Retirement Plan for eligible employees
  • COVA health benefits and flexible spending accounts
  • University holidays
  • Work-life benefits and discounts
  • Tuition waiver and reimbursement

Some highlights of the new plan:

  • Inclusive employee group, University and Academic Professionals, that encompasses entry level positions through executive and senior administrators
  • New job family structure
  • Market and merit-based pay
  • Career path advancement
  • Dispute resolution, including mediation and panel hearings
  • Generous and flexible leave package (combining the former annual, sick, and personal and family categories)
  • Paid parental leave and caregiving leave
  • Enhanced community service leave
  • Expanded flexible work arrangements

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