Virginia Commonwealth University

Compensation and rewards


Faculty and staff compensation following the 2013 legislative session

Classified employees and 9-, 10- and 12-month faculty are eligible for increases as follows:

  • Classified employees with at least a "Fair Performer" rating on their current evaluation (October 24, 2012 or later) will receive a two percent increase. Classified employees with at least five full years of current state service as of April 24, 2013 will receive an additional salary increase equal to $65 for each full year of current state service (up to a maximum of 30 years or $1,950) in recognition of longevity. We have provided implementation details to personnel administrators. If you have questions, please contact your personnel administrator or the HR Consultant for your area.
  • The Provost's Office manages the salary increase process for faculty. If you have questions, please contact that office
For more information, see these dated Instant HR communications to personnel administrators:  
VCU compensation study  

The VCU compensation study is part of the university's Quest for Distinction and efforts to attract and retain talented, engaged and committed individuals. An advisory committee of leaders across the university will guide the important work of the study. VCU has engaged the Titan Group, a Richmond-based human resources consulting firm, to conduct the study. For more information, please review these frequently asked questions (FAQs) pdf icon.  

If you have questions, please contact your HR Consultant

29-hour work limit 

The Governor's Office has instructed all Executive Branch agencies, including VCU, to limit hours worked to 29 hours or less on average per week over a 12-month period for employees ineligible for coverage in the State Health Benefits Program. These frequently asked questions (FAQs) pdf icon explain more details about the new restriction. We will update the FAQs as more information becomes available.

If you have questions, please contact your HR Consultant.


Compensation policies, practices and guidelines help determine pay and career development opportunities for the faculty and staff who support Virginia Commonwealth University’s teaching, research, patient care and public service activities. As a public research university, VCU uses compensation models that are unique to these diverse groups of faculty and staff.

In support of these efforts, we can provide consultation to managers and supervisors on the following compensation models and related payment issues.