Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will recognize Vanderbilt University employees for their diligent work over the past two years with a one-time supplement to their paychecks. All eligible faculty, staff and postdocs will receive a $1,500 bonus in their paychecks at the end of March.
In announcing the Chancellor’s Recognition Award—which coincided with the March 17 anniversary of the university’s founding—Diermeier expressed gratitude for the extraordinary efforts of those at the heart of Vanderbilt’s educational mission.
“It has not been easy, especially during the unprecedented challenges of the pandemic,” Diermeier said. “However, your dedication to our vision and goals enables our university to operate at its highest level. I am indeed grateful as we approach Vanderbilt’s 150th anniversary next year in a position of strength and with optimism about our path forward.”
Those eligible for the Chancellor’s Recognition Award are:
- Staff – regular, full-time and part-time staff with 90 days or more of service as of March 31, 2022 (employment start date of Dec. 31, 2021, or earlier)
- Faculty – regular, full-time and full status, partial load (FSPL) faculty with appointments of one academic year or longer
- Postdocs – regular, full-time postdocs with appointments of one academic year or longer
Eligible employees do not include term and Vanderbilt Temporary Services employees, employees on administrative leave due to disciplinary action, and part-time faculty and those with appointments of less than one academic year. In addition, university leaders are not eligible for the Chancellor’s Recognition Award. This includes the chancellor and provost, vice chancellors, deans, vice provosts and associate vice chancellors.
For weekly and biweekly paid employees, the bonus will appear on their regular paychecks scheduled for March 25. For monthly paid and academic employees, the bonus will appear on their regular paychecks scheduled for March 31. The payment, which will be listed on an employee’s paystub as “Chancellor Recognition,” will be treated as a supplement and taxed at the supplement rate.