Performance management

Performance management establishes clear goals that provide a direct line of sight from our everyday work to the university’s strategic mission and vision. Merit increases for both faculty and staff are proposed for June 10, 2019; they are contingent upon approval of the state and VCU budgets.

VCU HR administers the merit process for staff and the Office of the Provost works with deans and school leadership to manage the merit process for faculty. Below is key information about the proposed June 2019 salary increases for faculty and staff:

  • Faculty hired on or before August 25, 2018 are eligible for an average merit increase of 4%.  
    • VCU uses pay for performance to distribute its merit increases; increases will vary based on performance.  
    • In order to be eligible, faculty must be in a position of 75% FTE or  or greater.
  • University and Academic Professionals hired on or before January 1, 2019 with a performance rating of “developing” or higher are eligible for an average merit increase of 4% percent.
    • VCU uses pay for performance to distribute its merit increases; increases will vary based on performance rating.     
    • In order to be eligible, University and Academic Professionals must be in a salaried position of 50% FTE or greater.
  • Classified employees with a performance rating of “developing” or higher are receiving a 2.75% base pay increase. In addition, classified employees with three or more years of continuous state service as of June 10, 2019 and satisfactory performance are eligible for a 2.25% merit increase.
    • VCU uses pay for performance to distribute its merit increases; merit increases will vary based on performance rating.    
  • For 12-month faculty and staff, merit increases are effective June 10, 2019 and will appear in paychecks on July 1, 2019.

For 9-month faculty, merit increases are effective on August 10, 2019 and will appear in paychecks on August 30, 2019

Performance reviews and merit process for T&R Faculty
Performance reviews for Classified staff and University and Academic Professionals