Staff Guidelines and Policies
The staff guidelines have been prepared to provide employees with an overview of basic University policies, practices, and benefits. The staff guidelines do not create any contractual rights for the benefit of any employee.
Virginia is an "employment-at-will" state. This means that employment with the University is "at-will," in that either the employee or the University can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or notice. Continuing to work following acceptance of the staff guidelines constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of the "at-will" relationship.
Policies outlined in the staff guidelines reflect the usual way of handling various situations. The University reserves the right to deviate from existing policies at its discretion because of individual circumstances or special needs. The University reserves the right to modify, add, delete, or revise any provisions contained in the staff guidelines at any time, as it deems necessary or appropriate at its sole and absolute discretion.