Human resources

Great Place: HR Redesign

Open enrollment for 2018-2019 Commonwealth of Virginia employee health coverage and flexible spending accounts takes place from May 1, 2018 – May 15, 2018. VCU will begin accepting open enrollment election​s​ on May 1, 2018. All open enrollment elections must be received by VCU Human Resources no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m. EST) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Elections take effect on July 1, 2018 for the plan year that runs from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

The following employees are eligible for Commonwealth of Virginia health coverage and flexible spending accounts:

  • Part-time and full-time salaried University and Academic Professionals
  • Part-time and full-time salaried regular faculty members
  • Part-time and full-time salaried classified staff

Open enrollment election forms can be mailed, faxed, emailed, sent through campus mail or hand-delivered.

Mail or hand-delivery​:
VCU Human Resources
Benefits Administration
Campus Box 842511
600 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, Va. 23284-2511

Campus mail​:
VCU Human Resources, Campus Box 842511

​ (804) 827-4728


Did you know?

appleManager performance evaluations include six core competencies, as well as two additional competencies related to leadership​: ​Leading Others and Leading Change. Central Human Resources offers the first leadership development program training in May. ​Managers​ are now able to enroll in these sessions using Talent@VCU.

  • Crucial Conversations is a nationally recognized, highly interactive course that teaches communication skills around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of an organization.
  • Leading Change is a course developed internally to provide the knowledge, skills and tools to implement successful change initiatives, including a survey to determine your own change style.
  • Ongoing Communication & Feedback is an opportunity for managers to develop their leadership skills by learning to use effective feedback as a tool to build positive relationships and enhance employee performance.

Register for these courses in Talent@VCU by clicking "Browse for Training" under the Learning tab. You can find instructions to browse and enroll in these courses in the Talent@VCU section of the HR Intranet, or simply click here. (login required).

Our HR team

Terri C. Dickerson, director of human resources

Contact Terri Dickerson at for assistance with:

  • Faculty recruitment process
  • Faculty employment contracts and pay actions
  • Classified pay actions
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Human resources policies and procedures
  • Employee relations
  • Postdoctoral and graduate assistantships
  • Compensation or classification

Kelsey Coleman, human resources coordinator

Contact Kelsey Coleman at for assistance with:

  • Recruitment of classified, adjunct and wage employees
  • Employee orientation and new hire processing
  • Classified employee work profile (EWP) review and revisions
  • Timekeeping, leave and adjustments
  • FMLA consultation
  • Training, learning and development

Human resources links

Employee information

Payroll information

Rewards and recognition information

Employee resources

Emergency information