MyVU HR News

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wellcast: Poison Prevention in Older Adults

    Family services coordinator Stacey Bonner speaks with Josephine Darwin, director of community outreach at the Tennessee Poison Center, about poisoning risks for older adults and what to do in case of a poison emergency. Listen here. Listen to interviews and tips on a variety of… Read More

    Mar 27, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Healthy Bites initiative offers healthy eating options

    (image courtesy of Health Plus) Vanderbilt has launched Healthy Bites, a new initiative to meet demand for healthy foods on campus. Healthy Bites, conceived by the Vanderbilt Food Advisory Committee, focuses on three primary areas for offering healthy food options: healthy eating, healthy catering and healthy… Read More

    Mar 27, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    New Wellcast: Mindful Eating

    A new Wellcast, “Use Your Brain: How to Eat More Mindfully,” is now available at the Faculty and Staff Health and Wellness website. Stacy Kendrick speaks with Regine Leger and Augusta Hass about mindful eating. This Wellcast offers ideas and tips on being conscious of what… Read More

    Mar 15, 2013

  • Farmers' Market

    Healthy cooking demonstration March 18

    (Vanderbilt University) Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Health Plus. Join Executive Chef Bill Claypool for a cooking demonstration and tasting of recipes that are easy and heart-healthy. Claypool was featured in the 2012 Game Plan for Your Health video. The event will be held from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Read More

    Mar 13, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Listen: Protecting your eyes in the workplace

    March is Workplace Eye Health and Safety Month. In a new wellcast, Mark Bogard with Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety talks about the use of eye protection in certain jobs and what to do for an eye injury in an emergency. Listen to interviews, tips… Read More

    Mar 8, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Health Plan members may be selected for audit

    Each year, Vanderbilt conducts benefits audits regarding covered dependents (spouse, partner or child). These audits ensure that the Health Plan is covering only eligible family members. By involving only a small portion of employees in the audit, the majority of the population is relieved of the paperwork burden of providing… Read More

    Mar 6, 2013

  • Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

    Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

    Employees who contribute to a non-Vanderbilt retirement plan through outside businesses in which they are at least a 50 percent owner must report their contributions to Human Resources by April 1. Read More

    Mar 1, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Protect yourself from norovirus

    The Tennessee Department of Health is investigating multiple outbreaks of norovirus across the region. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhea. To keep your family and coworkers safe, practice these simple precautions: Wash hands with soap and water after using… Read More

    Feb 14, 2013

  • Vanderbilt families earning less than $57,000 per year in 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program. (photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville)

    Get free tax prep assistance

    Vanderbilt families earning less than $57,000 per year in 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program. (photo courtesy of United Way of Metropolitan Nashville) Families with a household income of less than $57,000 for 2012 qualify for free tax preparation assistance through a partnership with… Read More

    Feb 13, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Observe National Heart Month

    (John Russell/Vanderbilt) February is National Heart Month. Observe the month with these tools and upcoming events: Take advantage of this opportunity to know your numbers—blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index—from 7 to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Monroe… Read More

    Feb 6, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Job fair for pediatric nurses Feb. 13

    A pediatric nursing job fair is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the second-floor lobby at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Highlights include: Onsite interviews; Onsite job offers; Tours of pediatric specialty areas throughout… Read More

    Feb 5, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Program rewards employees who refer new nurses

    Under the Nurse Referral Bonus Program, Vanderbilt will pay $2,500 to any employee who successfully refers a BSN nurse with at least one year of prior experience for a full-time nursing position, with additional incentives also available. Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    W-2 forms mailed; also available on C2HR

    (photo by stock.xchng) Check your mailbox this week for your 2012 W-2 form. Your form was sent to the most current mailing address on file with Human Resources (typically your home address). New this year: The Affordable Care Act requires Vanderbilt to report the value of its health care… Read More

    Jan 23, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Free retirement counseling available to employees

    Vanderbilt employees who participate in the retirement plan are eligible for free retirement counseling. Read More

    Jan 15, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Be a Wellness Commodore and promote better health

    iStockphoto Do you have a passion for wellness? Join over 170 faculty and staff and become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore! A Wellness Commodore is a liaison between their work department and Health Plus. Commodores know their colleagues and can have an advantage in motivating… Read More

    Jan 11, 2013

  • Health Plus staff receive the

    Vanderbilt named healthiest employer, gets mayor’s gold award

    Vanderbilt has been recognized for its commitment to employee health and wellness. Read More

    Jan 10, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Women’s basketball ticket registration now closed

    All of the free Employee Celebration tickets for the Jan. 24 women’s basketball game have been allotted, but you may not be out of luck: Any unclaimed tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24… Read More

    Jan 4, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Important information about changes to paychecks

    Even with the American Taxpayer Relief Act, you will see more taxes deducted from your paycheck starting in January 2013. Read More

    Jan 3, 2013

  • (Vanderbilt University)

    Human Resources announces policy updates

    (Vanderbilt University) Several Human Resources policies have been revised, and the changes are effective today, Dec. 6, 2012. The revised policies include: FMLA and TMLA, Non-FMLA Medical Leave, Performance Accountability and Commitment, Progressive Discipline, Work Related Accident and Return to Work… Read More

    Dec 6, 2012

  • IRS announces 2013 retirement plan contribution limits

    IRS announces 2013 retirement plan contribution limits

    You may want to change your contribution (iStockphoto) Each year, the IRS adjusts the limits for retirement plan contributions to reflect price and wage inflation. For 2013, the calendar year limits are: Individuals can contribute up to $17,500. Employees age 50 or older can… Read More

    Dec 3, 2012