Employee Relations provides a place where both employees and supervisors can share personal and work-related information in order to get help or advice that will help them meet their performance goals. The unit strives to encourage employment partnerships between employees and management. The Employee Relations team is available to advise as appropriate, provide information, and make referrals to resources on and off campus.
Virginia Tech and the Commonwealth of Virginia have outlined expectations for all state employees through Policy 1.60: Standards of Conduct. The university has outlined the expectations of faculty and staff employees and supervisors in university policies and handbooks. A general overview of expectations for employees and managers is also available.
The Employee Relations team is a resource for employees and supervisors who would like confidential assistance dealing with work-related issues. Our staff is here to help find an answer and work towards a solution.
- Review the Employee Relations Confidentiality Statement.
- Best practices for effectively managing your team
When to contact Employee Relations
Call or click Request Assistance if you would like to speak to Employee Relations regarding:
- Employee separations
- Employment policies
- Expectations of employees and managers
- Management consultations
- Performance management
- Probationary employees
- Progressive discipline
- Letter templates can be found in the Employee Resource Guide.
- Work-life stress
- Workplace conflict
- Any other workplace situation
Department of Human Resources
North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318)
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Employee Relations Specialist
Director, Employee Relations