Performance and merit increases for 2018

Performance management establishes clear goals that provide a direct line of sight from our everyday work to the university’s strategic mission and vision. The Office of the Provost administers the merit process for Teaching and Research (T&R) Faculty and VCU Human Resources administers the process for University and Academic Professionals.

November 2018 merit increases for T&R Faculty and University employees

  • On May 11, 2018, the VCU Board of Visitors approved a budget that includes a 3% merit pool for T&R Faculty (bringing faculty salaries closer to the market) and a 1.5% merit pool for University and Academic Professionals.
  • A merit pool is the amount of money schools and departments receive to administer as performance-based salary increases. With a merit pool, the salary increase amount varies from person to person based on performance.
  • Eligible T&R Faculty and University and Academic Professionals must have been hired at VCU as of January 1, 2018, remain employed as of November 10, 2018, and have a recent performance evaluation on file.
    • Eligible faculty must work an equivalent of 75 percent or greater.
    • University and Academic Professionals must be in a salaried position of 50% FTE or greater.
  • Merit increases are effective November 10, 2018 and will appear in paychecks on November 30, 2018.
  • Merit increases are based on salary data effective August 10, 2018 (salary supplements processed as a special rate are not included as part of the base salary). 
Performance reviews and merit process for T&R Faculty
Performance reviews for Classified staff and University and Academic Professionals
June 2019 potential increases for State employees