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Thankful Thursday: Expressing gratitude

Nov. 12, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” Consider that someone special in your work life who's always there for you, and send them a handwritten thank you note expressing your gratitude.

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Smetana named to executive governing board of Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Nov. 11, 2019—Erik Smetana, executive director for compensation and talent in Vanderbilt Human Capital and Business Services, has been named chair of the finance committee of the national Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, the goal of which is to promote equity and excellence in the higher education space by advancing the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented faculty and staff.

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Human Resources celebrates Thankful Thursday

Nov. 8, 2019—This week’s “Thankful Thursday” theme was gratitude. HR celebrated its employees with cake. Look for more “Thankful Thursday” exercises in upcoming Wednesday editions of MyVU.

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Caregiver Support Group meets Nov. 13

Nov. 5, 2019—The Caregiver Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of every month and offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one.

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Thankful Thursday: Reflect on the positive

Nov. 5, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” Take time out of your week to reflect on and highlight the positive moments or people you experienced within the past seven days.

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Open Enrollment ends tomorrow

Oct. 30, 2019—Have you made your 2020 benefits elections? Open Enrollment is open through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2020 coverage.

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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31; all benefits-eligible employees must enroll

Oct. 25, 2019—Open Enrollment is open now through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2020 coverage.

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Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

Oct. 24, 2019—To have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2020, you must elect it during Open Enrollment. FSAs save you money by allowing you to use pretax dollars to pay for qualifying expenses.

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Changes to short-term disability coverage for 2020

Oct. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt announces changes to short-term disability (STD) coverage for 2020.

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Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Oct. 21, 2019—Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 20 for the 2019 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor. The annual award recognizes staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service each year.

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Benefits Open House is Oct. 23; enrollment labs ongoing

Oct. 21, 2019—Benefits Open Enrollment is underway now until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. If you need help enrolling or don’t have access to a computer, stop by the Benefits Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 23; attend an upcoming enrollment lab; or visit Human Resources on the 10th floor of the Baker Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday.

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Open Enrollment starts tomorrow

Oct. 16, 2019—Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to update or choose the benefits that best meet your needs. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if they don’t plan to make changes or waive coverage.

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