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.

Employment Policies

Americans with Disabilities Act

Background Check Process

Benefits for 10-month Staff and Non-Continuing Faculty


Conflict of Interest

Employment at Will

Employment of Relatives

Employment Verification

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Family and Medical Leave Act

Finder's Fee

Grievance Procedures

Harassment and Discrimination

Identification Cards

Inclement Weather

Jury Duty

Leave of Absence

Military Leave

Parental Leave

Pay Periods and Distribution

Probationary Period

Progressive Discipline

Reference Checks

Resignation or Termination



Social Security

Technology and Information Use

Termination of Email Account

Transfer or Promotion

Types of Employment

Unemployment Insurance

Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Union-free Status

U.S. Employment Authorization

Voting Leave

Work Week

Employee Performance

Performance Expectations

Resignation and Termination


Types of Employment

Your Supervisor