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HR announces policy updates

Mar. 15, 2012—Dear Colleagues, In just a little over a year as your chief HR officer, I have often heard that our employment policies can be hard to understand, are lengthy and can be inflexible for both employees and managers. As we’ve been rebuilding the Human Resources function, we’ve also spent considerable time reviewing our policies, evaluating how...

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HR offers retirement, financial planning sessions

Mar. 12, 2012—Gain more control of your finances and develop a better understanding of financial planning concepts at four sessions sponsored by Human Resources. The sessions, presented by Vanguard, will help you assess and improve your financial standing, including how to: Budget and manage debt Understand general investing concepts Save for retirement Plan for the unexpected The...

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Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Mar. 8, 2012—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. To help employees avoid taxes and penalties, HR collects information each spring regarding contributions made to outside retirement plans to help ensure they don’t...

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Deadlines approaching for 2011 Flexible Spending Account claims

Mar. 6, 2012—Human Resources reminds Flexible Spending Account (FSA) participants to make note of important deadlines in March and April. Employees who participated in the 2011 Health Care or Dependent Care FSA should mark their calendars for the following dates: March 15, 2012, is the last day to incur a claim on your 2011 account. April 14,...

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Social Security, Medicare focus of retirement sessions

Mar. 6, 2012—To help employees plan for their transition to retirement, Human Resources will sponsor two free retirement sessions in March. The sessions are designed for employees aged 62 and older, but everyone is welcome to attend regardless of age or participation in a retirement plan. Experts on Social Security and Medicare will discuss eligibility, enrollment and...

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Make your family status changes online at C2HR

Jan. 20, 2012—Did you recently get married? Have a baby? These and some other types of events are considered family status changes and, when they occur, may give you eligibility to make changes to your benefits or to your covered dependents. Note that any benefits changes must be made within 30 days of the qualifying event. Now...

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C2HR website has new look, more features

Jan. 16, 2012—The Vanderbilt employee portal C2HR – Connect to HR – has a new look and is the place to take care of common employment-related needs. As always, employees can still use C2HR to view benefits, time-off balances, their job profile and payment history as well as make changes to direct deposit and personal information. The...

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Meet with Fidelity financial planner Jan. 17-20

Jan. 10, 2012—Looking for help with your financial goals in the new year? Brandon Hall, Vanderbilt’s dedicated Fidelity workplace planning and guidance consultant, will be on campus Jan. 17-20 to meet with employees in person. To sign up for a consultation, call 1-800-642-7131 or register online. Consider scheduling a consultation if you need help with: How to...

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Half-price summer session tuition offered for dependents of staff and faculty

Nov. 25, 2011—Dependent children of Vanderbilt faculty and staff members are eligible to take on-campus courses at Vanderbilt for half the tuition cost. This benefit is a great way to add exciting courses to their study plan or to stay on track to graduate on time. The Summer Session discount is separate from the Vanderbilt Tuition Benefit...

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WeCar vehicle sharing program comes to campus

Nov. 25, 2011—The Office of Traffic & Parking announced the addition of a new car sharing program to Vanderbilt’s campus as of Nov. 22, 2011. In order to give faculty, staff and students more choices, WeCar, a division of Enterprise, now has five vehicles on campus. One vehicle each is located in Lots 27, 84 and 96;...

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There is a new HR process for changing family status

Oct. 14, 2011—Did you recently get married? Have a baby? These and some other types of events are considered family status changes and, when they occur, may give you eligibility to make changes to your benefits or to your covered dependents. Now there’s online access to make these benefit changes: 1. Complete and submit the request online...

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Open Enrollment deadline is 5 p.m. today

Oct. 12, 2011—Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity for benefits-eligible employees to choose their benefits and elect the coverage that fits their needs for the coming year, ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. This week is the only remaining time to review insurance and spending account coverage and make choices for the upcoming calendar year. Please remember:...

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