Human resources

Great Place: HR Redesign

VCU’s Great Place Initiative has brought forth the Great Place: HR Redesign, which will be effective, January 2018. In order to share news and information regarding the upcoming changes that VCU will undergo, a website has been created for VCU employees’ use. The Great Place: HR Redesign website will allow you to track the project’s progress, offer your input, and submit questions you may have, directly to the HR Redesign team.

The HR Redesign website also offers, “truth-o-meter” and “rumor mill” pages, which help to clarify uncertain speculations about the project. We strongly encourage you to visit the website in order to view the up-to-date information being shared. We are excited to be supporting more modern HR practices which will be implemented through VCU’s HR Redesign, we hope you are too! You can also follow working@vcu on Facebook or Twitter for project updates as well.

Did you know?

appleThe new VCU Great Place HR redesign offers short-term disability leave for all employees paid at 100% from the beginning of employment at VCU.

Additionally, there are two additional days of enhanced community service leave, in addition to the bucket of University Leave, available to be used for VCU sponsored activities!

For your reference, a new table provides balance and carry over maximums based on years of service; please see page 32-22 of the Working@VCU: Great Place Policy at

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