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Message from Our Associate VP, Facilities

Dear Colleagues,

Whether a new member of our Facilities team or a long-standing contributor to our departmental success, this handbook is written for you as a resource. You will learn, or be reminded, who we are, what we do, and how we do it.

The Facilities department supports the University’s commitment to higher education. Everything we do is focused on supporting the students, faculty, staff, and the greater University community in furthering our academic mission. Your part in this effort is crucial to our success and it is important for you to understand how.

The information in this handbook is specific to our department. It is not our intention to duplicate employment policies that are common to all University employees. That information is found on the Human Resources’ website. Links to the website have been provided where appropriate. Throughout the Human Resources website reference to “see departmental guidelines” is made and this handbook provides those guidelines.

While this handbook is specific to our department, I encourage you to read other important information on various University websites such as:

  • The President’s Office site where you can read great information about the University and our overall strategic initiatives.
  • The Human Resources site where you can learn about our outstanding benefits and learning opportunities; along with, compensation, performance management, and general University polices.  
  • The Information Services site where you can learn about “getting connected” through technology on campus.  Much of what we do requires know-how in the use of computers, something many of our staff have not been required to do in the past.

I hope you will find this handbook helpful. Your work is critical to the success of our department and the University of Richmond. Thank you for your contributions!

Best regards, 

Andrew S. McBride, FAUA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Vice President for Facilities and University Architect