August 2019 Newsletter

Tuition Waiver

Employee tuition waiver requests for each semester are due to Human Resources on or before the add/drop date for the semester as listed in the Academic Calendar.

Tuition waiver requests received in Human Resources after the add/drop date for each semester will be returned without further action.  The Department of Human Resources determines eligibility for tuition waivers and forwards all the request forms to the Office of the Bursar. Employees planning to use a tuition waiver may not enroll in the class until the first day of classes for the applicable semester or intercession.

A new University policy, Employee Tuition Waiver Policy (HR-PO-1404), has been approved by the President’s Cabinet, signed by President Hemphill and is effective August 15, 2019.  

The Employee Tuition Waiver Policy provides eligibility and other requirements, as well as applicable procedures for participation in the University’s Employee Tuition Waiver Program. This new University policy is based on the existing Employee Tuition Waiver Policy/Procedure, developed by the Department of Human Resources and last revised in August 2012. Significant revisions have been made between the existing policy/procedure and the new University policy.

Oversight of the Employee Tuition Waiver Policy continues to reside with the Department of Human Resources. Please contact Human Resources at 540-831-5008 or regarding any questions.

Performance Management Training for Supervisors

There will be upcoming performance management training sessions for supervisors. These training sessions will be held in the Human Resources Conference Room on the following dates and times below:

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – A/P Supervisors
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Classified Supervisors
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – A/P Supervisors
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Classified Supervisors

You can register for the training through the Virginia Learning Center (VLC). If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Jenene Lewis at or call 540-831-7286.

University Passenger Van and Golf/Utility Cart Certification

If you need to reserve a University Passenger Van or Golf/Utility Cart, you must first successfully complete the online training(s) located in the VLC. Please visit Environmental Health and Safety for further instructions.

PeopleAdmin SelectSuite Training

New Employee/Beginner. This course will be offered to all new employees and anyone who has never used the PeopleAdmin system before. This is a prerequisite for the Intermediate course PeopleAdmin training. It is a basic skills course (logon, user groups, navigation, etc.), and it will be in an online format through ZOOM. You will be able to attend, while remaining in your own space, by simply signing onto the course. A desktop, laptop or mobile device is required with sound or you may utilize the provided call-in number. Dates and times for the training sessions are located on the HR Training website. Registration is required.

Intermediate. This course will be offered to all employees who utilize PeopleAdmin for position management, recruitment and hiring processes including search committees. Topics will include flow of actions, position modification, managing applicants, hiring proposals and more. If you are a new employee or inexperienced user you must first complete the New Employee/Beginner Course as a prerequisite. Dates and times for the training sessions are located on the HR Training website. Registration is required.

VLC Help Desk Request  

As a full time Radford University employee, you are automatically provided access to the Virginia Learning Center, or VLC. However, if you are a student, wage or part-time employee, you will need to request a VLC account. In addition, if you are having difficulties logging on, accessing training or any other VLC questions, you can now submit an online request for assistance through a VLC Help Desk Request. Please visit the Training Registration/Virginia Learning Center (VLC) link to access the VLC Help Desk Request.

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 Employee Benefits Fair

The annual Employee Benefits Fair will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in Muse Hall Banquet Room.  Additional information will be coming soon.

Need HR Support?

To help answer any questions you may have, visit the Meet Our Staff page on the HR website so we can better assist your specific needs.

Be sure to follow the Human Resources Facebook page for important information and events that are posted each week.

Aug 20, 2019