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Employee Relations

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 DHRM 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.

When to contact Employee Relations

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Employee Relations
Division of Human Resources
North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318)
300 Turner Street NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rodney Irvin
Director, Employee Relations

Tina Kapalin
Employee Relations Consultant

Nelly Rodriguez
Employee Relations Consultant