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Richmond, VA 
23219 USA 

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Rules and Regulations

Rules and regulations for City of Richmond employees are documented in two publications: Personnel Rules for Classified Employees and Administrative Regulations. If you have any questions regarding these rules and regulations please call (804) 646-5660.

The city of Richmond has Personnel Rules for Classified Employees adopted by City Council which have the force and effect of law. The purpose of these rules is to promote the development and maintenance of quality public service for the city through a coordinated system of human resources administration embracing high performance principles.

The rules also:

  • Set forth policies, methods and standards for the proper efficient administration of a human resources system based on merit.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to management in the administration of personnel matters.
  • Provide equal employment opportunity to city employees and applicants for employment on the basis of merit and fitness without regard to political affiliation, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual preference or any other condition which might constitute illegal discrimination.

Personnel Rules, Seventh Edition 



The Administrative Regulations consolidate policies and procedures that have a general application or interest to all city departments, agencies and employees. Human Resources is responsible for the update, revision, amendment and periodic review of the Administrative Regulations. The City Attorney's Office reviews them for legal appropriateness and application. The Mayor is responsible for reviewing and approving the Administrative Regulations.

Section I: General Regulations

Section II: Technology Regulations

Section III: Ordinance & Code Enforcement Regulations

Section IV: Employment Administration Regulations

Section V: Employment Practices - Regulations

Section VI: Vehicle & Travel Regulations

Section VII: Miscellaneous

Substance Abuse Policy

The goal of the city of Richmond is to establish and maintain a safe and healthy workplace that is free from alcohol abuse and illegal drug use for its employees and to protect the safety of its citizens by providing the highest quality of services. To that end, the city is committed to a policy of non-tolerance for its applicants and employees to be free from alcohol abuse and illegal drug use.

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines and procedures for the detection of alcohol abuse and illegal drug use within the workplace.