Human Resources and Payroll

Employee Relations



Employee Relations

Our mission is to provide confidential assistance to university employees and their supervisors to help identify and resolve work related problems or proactively avoid potential problems! Here is just a sample of the confidential services available to you. . . .

The employee relations team partners closely with other offices on campus to ensure that all faculty and staff situations are addressed appropriately, including the Office of Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of University Counsel.

The question of confidentiality often comes up when a faculty or staff member visits Employee Relations. This is a reasonable concern. Confidentiality in Employee Relations goes both ways. We honor confidentiality and the person visiting has the same duty. Before other departments are contacted as a result of an Employee Relations issue, the action is mutually agreed upon by the faculty or staff member and Employee Relations.

For more information on the services provided by the Employee Relations team contact us (703) 993-3878 or Email us at You can also visit us in the Human Resources and Payroll Department on the 4th floor of Merten Hall.

Assistant Vice President of Human Resources and Director, Employee Relations Pat Donini
Employee Relations Consultant Regina Ryder
Employee Relations Assistant Autumn Brown
Employee Relations Consultant Kevin Jackson
Background Check Assistant