Policies & Expectations

Each employee at the University of Richmond has a responsibility to know, to understand, and to abide by fundamental professional standards and workplace expectations that support a positive work environment and promote the highest possible standards of professionalism. 

University Policies

All University policies can be viewed in the University Policy Library.

Hiring Policies & Procedures

All HR policies regarding hiring, including the Background Check Process, Candidate Travel, Employment of Relatives, Employment Verification, Referral Bonus, Reference Checks, Rehire, Staff Position Types, and Transfers and Internal Posting can be viewed on our Hiring Process page.

Human Resources Policies & Workplace Standards

HR policies have been prepared to provide employees with an overview of basic University practices and benefits. The staff policies 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 policy constitutes acknowledgement and acceptance of the "at-will" relationship.

Policies 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 policies at any time, as it deems necessary or appropriate at its sole and absolute discretion.

Your supervisor is your first point of contact with the University. They will help you adapt to your work environment and will be responsible for your day-to-day assignments. Department directors and managers are also available to help you and your supervisor maintain a productive relationship with each other and the University. If at any time you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about your work, University policies, or the operation of the University, see your supervisor. While they are not authorized to modify or amend a policy (nor is a supervisor's interpretation of a policy or procedure final and binding), they may provide helpful insight as needed.

If, after communicating with your supervisor, further assistance regarding a policy is needed, contact Human Resources. Our goal is to share with employees the University's mission of promoting sincere pride and excellence in the workplace.