Telework extended to June 10

Dear colleagues, As a result of the recent executive order from Governor Northam, non-designated VCU employees will continue to telework until Wednesday, June 10. During this time, employees are encouraged to complete required training and review resources specifically curated for working remotely. Telework learning opportunitiesVCU HR Learning, Development and Organizational Culture curated telework learning opportunities utilizing LinkedIn Learning […]

Additional student worker guidance during COVID-19

Dear VCU student workers and federal work-study participants on the Monroe Park and Health Sciences campuses,   I have good news to share. We had previously communicated that student worker payments would continue until April 17. With the extension of our campus closure to students through the end of the semester, university leadership has decided […]

COVID-19 guidance for student workers and federal work-study participants

Dear VCU student workers and federal work-study participants on the Monroe Park and Health Sciences campuses,   Thank you for your cooperation and patience as the university continues development of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the recent measures taken by VCU relative to COVID-19, with your safety and well-being in mind, we are providing the following direction […]

Instant HR: Women Veterans Month, RealTime, comp, IRS Free File

Dear HR colleagues, Please note the updates below. Women Veterans Month March is both Women’s History Month and Women Veterans Month. The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will be honoring our women veterans through a variety of different events. Review the attached 2020 activities flyer for the week of March 16-20 and share with employees […]

Career Development Conference 2020

Dear colleagues, As an institution of higher education, VCU demonstrates a commitment to the core value of lifelong learning by offering strategic education opportunities that foster employee career development.   To continue this effort, VCU Human Resources and VCU Staff Senate are partnering to present Quest for the Best Career Development Conference for employees to network with colleagues […]

Instant HR: Generic account requirement and learning opportunity

Dear colleagues, Please review the notices below and share them with employees in your area. Generic accounts required for student workers Per recommendation from Technology Services and Internal Audit, departments that hire student workers should use a generic department email account when sending work-related emails to student workers. Unlike employee email accounts that are disabled […]

Universal availability notice for 2020

Dear colleagues, This annual communication is being sent to you in compliance with a federal requirement to let you know about your retirement savings options. Specifically, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) sponsors a Tax-Deferred Savings Plan (the “Plan”). As an employee of the university, you can voluntarily elect to defer a portion of your compensation to the […]

Instant HR: W-2 statements now available

Dear colleagues, please share the announcement below with employees in your area.  Electronic W-2 statements available VCU employees who have given their eConsent may view and print their 2019 W-2 statements online. Log on to eServices and click the “Employee” tab, followed by “Tax Forms, Electronic W-2 Earnings Statement.” Consent remains in effect until revoked […]

VCU interfaith holiday calendar 2020

Dear colleagues, I’m pleased to share the VCU interfaith holiday calendar for 2020. This calendar lists religious holidays for various faiths. To support diversity and inclusion efforts at VCU, event coordinators are encouraged to review this list prior to scheduling university-sponsored events.  If you have questions, please contact VCU HR at or call 828-0177. Thank you for your […]

Instant HR: Pre-tax parking and leave reminder

Dear HR colleagues, please review the updates below and share them with employees in your area. Pre-tax parking I’m pleased to share that parking costs for VCU employees will once again be offered at pre-tax rates. Effective December 20, 2019, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was repealed, which included the parking tax.  Beginning […]