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Compensation and rewards


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. The study was conducted in close consultation with university leadership and VCU Human Resources. The Titan Group, a Richmond-based human resources consulting firm, supported the study by providing comparative market data and technical compensation methodologies in the assessment of the university's competitive position. 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.