CALS HR strives to build strong partnerships among all levels of personnel and can offer:

  • Consultation regarding policies and the standards of conduct
  • Strategic planning, risk management, compensation and classification
  • Coaching and feedback through various work situations
  • Various training opportunities, from performance management to the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Conflict Resolution and team-building facilitation

We can help employees and supervisors with resources and information regarding:

  • Employee compensation and benefits
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • University ADA office
  • Leadership and Professional Development

Please start by contacting April L. Wood, Human Resources Manager at 540-231-3003.

Virginia Tech Human resources has retirement planning tools.

Depending on the reasons an employee believes that he or she is unable to meet job expectations, there are likely options and possibly benefits available to help employees in this situation. Please contact us in CALS HR to begin working through a problem like this.  

If you know that your question regards your benefits as a state employee, please call the Benefits & Wellness department in Central Human Resources by calling 540-231-9331.

Gather a list of duties and responsibilities that a new person would be tasked with, the educational and professional requirements that will be expected, and determine how many hours per week this person will be needed. Next, contact us in CALS Human Resources to discuss the next steps.

You may contact one of our CALS HR staff by calling 540-231-7619.

Contact us

Name Title Contact information Concentration area
Mary Christian Director maryc234@vt.edu
540-231-7271
Faculty issues, workforce planning, compensation, training opportunities
April L. Wood Human Resources Manager alucas8@vt.edu
540-231-3003
Staff issues, performance management and employee relations, training opportunities
Karen Barnhart Human Resources Assistant karend@vt.edu
540-231-5659
Staffing, recruiting, wage payroll for college departments and ARECs, federal benefits
Lisa Mullins Human Resources Assistant mullins@vt.edu
540-231-7619
Staffing and recruiting for Extension, records management
Linda Alumbaugh Human Resources Assistant mickeyl@vt.edu
540-231-3451
Staffing and recruiting, Family Nutrition Program, opening of college positions

Benefits

  • Workers’ compensation and reporting work-related injuries

Authorized Closings

Types of Employment

  • Virginia Tech employment descriptions

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Important Events

  • Open Enrollment
  • Faculty and Staff Holidays and Winter Closing Schedule
  • VCE Annual Winter Conference
    • March 3-5, 2015
    • Feb. 2-4, 2016
    • Feb. 7-9, 2017
    • Feb. 6-8, 2018
    • Feb. 5-7, 2019
    • Feb. 4-6, 2020
    • Feb. 2-4, 2021
    • Feb. 1-3, 2022
    • Feb. 7-9, 2023
    • Feb. 6-8, 2024
    • Feb. 4-6, 2025

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