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Department ofHuman Resources

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To be recognized as a leader in human resource practices by providing exceptional customer service, impeccable delivery of human resource programs and services, and by fostering a work environment which promotes optimum management of self and staff.


To support the University's mission by providing exceptional human resource services through effective partnerships that meet our internal and external customers' needs; to encourage and maintain an environment which values and appreciates differences; and to foster a work ethic that displays respect, cooperation, fairness, and a commitment to excellence.

Guiding Values

Respect for Individuals

We treat each other with respect and dignity, valuing individual and cultural differences; we practice fairness and are impartial and ethical in all our business dealings.

Customer Service

We consistently provide positive and responsive customer service by understanding and anticipating customers' needs, and taking the initiative to ensure impeccable customer service that exceeds expectations.


We provide exceptional quality in the delivery of human resource products and services, and continually strive to improve, become more efficient, cost-effective and knowledgeable.


We support all Human Resources' staff members through honest communication and listen to each other regardless of level or position; we foster effective work relationships through courteous, cooperative and professional interactions, and encourage and reward both individual and team achievements.

Awards & Recognition

Women's Center Spring 2008 Awards

Faculty and staff at Old Dominion are recognized for amazing achievements and performance.

Organization Development

Organizational Development

Organization Development (O.D.) is a series of planned processes by which human resources are identified, utilized, and developed in ways that strengthen organizational effectiveness.

Compensation & Classification

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ODU actively seeks to attract and retain an accomplished, diverse workforce supporting a multitude of programs engaging faculty, classified and hourly employees, understanding that compensation plays a critical role in this process.

Training & Development

Human Resources Training

Gain information for improving your skills and knowledge while in your position at ODU.

Work/Life Balance

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Find resources to help juggle work and personal life while working at ODU.

Employment Benefits

Zowie Lucas, left, and Marlene Brown were among the Hourly and Classified Employees Association members representing the organization at the Benefits Fair. Photo by Steve Daniel


Changing Jobs at ODU

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Applying for another job is even easier if you already work for ODU. Follow the procedure to ensure you're looked at for the job you want.

Employee Types

New Employee

Careers at ODU

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According to a survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, ODU is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for. Why don't you see for yourself?

Work Time and Leave

Classified Leave & Reporting

The leave policies allow classified employees to take paid and unpaid leave for several reasons, such as vacation, personal illness or family-related matters.

Faculty Leave & Reporting

Leave policies and procedures for teaching and research and administrative and professional faculty comply with Board of Visitors Policies 1430-1437.