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Non-student wage employees, who meet the criteria, are eligible for on-campus waiver of tuition in accordance with JMU's Tuition Policy 1402. Wage employees are not eligible for tuition reimbursement for courses taken at other educational institutions in accordance with Policy 1401. Also see HR’s Employee Tuition Assistance website.

Questions regarding waiver of tuition may be directed to a Benefits Assistant,, 540-568-3593.

Talent Development JMU Policy 1403

James Madison University is committed to providing relevant, high quality professional development opportunities for faculty and staff. In support of JMU’s core quality of Faculty & Staff Success – We foster for all faculty and staff a culture and environment that supports healthy work-life balance and personal and professional growth – Talent Development offers a variety of workshops, certificate programs, and departmental retreats.

JMU Talent Development focuses on learning areas which encourage each employee to reach their own potential and help faculty and staff work more effectively with others. Talent Development offers personal and professional development opportunities which are provided free of charge to JMU Administrative & Professional faculty, Professional Librarians, classified staff and wage employees.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to pursue professional development utilizing internal and external resources. Please let the JMU Talent Development staff know how we can assist you in your personal, professional or departmental development needs.

Talent Development specializes in workshops and departmental retreats that focus on:

  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Supervision/ Management
  • Administrative Skills
  • Team Building
  • Work/Life Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Organizational Development

For more information about our workshops, certificate programs, and our competency model, please visit

Computing Workshops

Information Technology offers a variety of computing workshops for Administrative & Professional faculty, classified and wage employees. These hands-on workshops on JMU supported software are offered in the IT Training Center (JMAC4). You can find a comprehensive listing by visiting the IT Training Course Description website at Sign up for these workshops through MyMadison.

JMU Job Opportunities

Wage employees may apply for any posted vacancy at the university. Promotional opportunities are those that involve a competitive selection process resulting in the employee’s movement to a different role in a higher pay band. Lateral opportunities are those that may involve a competitive selection process and result in the employee’s movement to the same or different role in the same pay band. Visit JobLink for a list of vacant positions. Contact a Recruitment Specialist for assistance with the application process.

State Job Postings provides information about current job vacancies with the state system. All state agencies list vacancies with Virginia Jobs for a minimum of five consecutive workdays, not counting Saturdays and Sundays.


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