Virginia Tech® home

Policies and Handbooks for Employees


Faculty includes those working in teaching and research faculty (T&R), research faculty, adjunct teaching faculty, and administrative and professional (AP) faculty positions.


Staff (classified and university) includes those working in wage, student wage, emergency hire, and sporadic positions, among others. All new salaried non-faculty staff, including transfers from other state agencies, hired on or after July 1, 2006 are university staff. Classified staff hired prior to July 1, 2006, who have not elected to convert to university staff, will remain classified staff even if they receive transfers or promotions to other Virginia Tech staff positions.


All wage employees (regardless of hire date) are covered under university Human Resources policies.