Managers at VCU
VCU HR supports managers by providing tools and resources to build strong manager-employee relationships, guide managers in their own learning and development, and empower managers to reach their full potential as a leader at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Managers at VCU are responsible for leading change and leading others. The Quest 2028 plan details the mission, vision and plan for the future at VCU. Managers are a large part of the past, present and future success at VCU. Scroll down to learn more about innovative tools and resources managers use to help them do their best work each day as they focus on the VCU mission.
VCU HR website: Provides information about VCU HR programs for a general population, including new and prospective employees
Inside HR: An internal VCU HR website that provides a general overview of VCU-specific guidelines, processes and tools
HR professionals: Dedicated HR contacts assigned to specific schools and units for consultation and guidance
Staff employee groups: Provides an overview of the types of staff employees at VCU
Working@VCU: Great Place Policies: HR policies that govern University and Academic Professional employees
Employment guidelines: Resources for posting positions, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees
Diversity and inclusion toolkit: Resources for increasing understanding of DEI compliance, cultural awareness, respect for differences, and coaching for positive change.
Compensation program: Provides information about program administration, job titles, and market based salary ranges
Compensation program roles and responsibilities: Outlines scope and expectations for managers, VCU HR, HR Professionals, and executive management for implementing the staff compensation program.
Job families: Includes market-based salary ranges for all staff jobs. VCU’s job family structure includes 18 staff job families.
Job summary tool: Organized by job family, the job summary tool provides general job descriptions for each base and senior-level staff job, along with the ability to conduct a side-by-side comparison of jobs. Pay ranges, FLSA exemption status and ORP eligibility are also provided.
Incentives for University & Academic Professionals (UAP): Describes a set of flexible incentive options to attract, retain and motivate high-performing employees.
Non-base pay incentives for Classified employees: Provides exceptional recruitment and retention options for Classified employees
Recognition and awards: Resources include how to recognize employee achievements in monetary and non-monetary ways
Employee onboarding checklist: Provides resources for managers on how to onboard new employees; includes a checklist for activities prior to hire, on the first day, during the first week, and first 30 days, 60 days, and 90 days
Flexible work arrangements: This website provides the benefits for managers and employees, options for FWAs, and instructions on developing an FWA plan
Performance management guidelines: Provides assistance for engaging employees in all aspects of performance management including performance planning/SMART goal setting, ongoing feedback and coaching, amending goals, and the annual review
Progressive discipline: Provides an overview on progressive discipline, a process that generally includes a series of increasingly severe employment actions that address employee performance or conduct, typically beginning with counseling and potentially leading to further disciplinary actions, up to and including dismissal.
Career development: Resources include information about goal setting and career development planning, which is a collaborative process between employees and managers and helps employees focus on areas of growth and development
Career paths: Coming soon!
Organizational effectiveness (OE): The VCU HR OE team offers customized plans and approaches to assist teams, individuals and leaders across the university in succeeding in different ways, including improved organizational culture, streamlining, DEI strategies and more
Coaching: Provides information about certified SWAM leadership coaching services available to managers (departmental funding)
RealTime: Provides resources for using VCU RealTime, the university’s time keeping and leave tracking software
University & Academic Professionals leave: Provides an overview of all Leave types for which University & Academic Professionals are eligible
Classified leave: Provides an overview of all Leave types for which Classified staff are eligible
Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Policy provides information about eligibility, benefits, and employee/departmental responsibilities for usage
Workers compensation: Resource provides instructions for initiating a claim and investigating an accident
Off-boarding/separating employees: Provides information about separating staff, as well as links to required separation checklists and exit surveys
View this sample of learning resources for managers and leaders at VCU:
- The world needs your courageous leadership
- Servant leadership (27 minutes; via Talent@VCU)
- Top manager challenges
- Podcast: managing up, managing across, and retaining your best employees, part 1
- Podcast: what people get wrong about setting goals
- Podcast: what veterans can bring to your organization
- Retention strategies
- Managing new managers (20 minutes; via Talent@VCU)