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SkyVU transition necessitates temporary retirement plan contribution freeze

Nov. 17, 2017—Because of the need to convert current retirement plan contributions to Oracle Cloud, there will be a period of time when employees are unable to make changes to their retirement plan contribution percentages.

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IRS announces 2018 retirement plan contribution limits

Nov. 17, 2017—The IRS has announced retirement-plan contribution limits for the 2018 calendar year.

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SkyVU wants to hear from you: Take survey for chance to win $50 Amazon gift card

Nov. 16, 2017—SkyVU has released a follow-up survey to measure the university community’s preparedness to navigate upcoming process changes and to use Oracle Cloud’s new software tools.

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Nominations for Commodore Award, EDI Distinguished Leadership Award due Wednesday

Nov. 10, 2017—The deadline to submit nominations for the 2017 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt University’s highest staff honor, and the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Leadership Award is this Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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For Veterans Day, how will you honor those who have served our nation?

Nov. 3, 2017—Human Resources offers some suggestions for how you and your office can honor our military-service personnel for Veterans Day.

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Last chance to complete Open Enrollment

Oct. 30, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends tomorrow! All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don't plan to make changes or you plan to waive coverage. Learn more at vu.edu/oe.

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HR workshops: ‘Dealing With Change’ and ‘Crucial Conversations’

Oct. 27, 2017—In "Dealing With Change," the five stages people go through during times of change will be discussed, as well as practical ways to navigate those stages and deal with the anger, pressure and stress that change can produce. In "Crucial Conversation," the emphasis is on learning how to speak and be heard while encouraging others to do the same.

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HR workshop Nov. 16: ‘Workplace Communication Skills’

Oct. 27, 2017—Improve your workplace communication skills and gather tools to increase your effectiveness at this HR workshop Nov. 16.

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Reminder: Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31

Oct. 26, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends on Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don't plan to make changes or you plan to waive coverage. Learn more at vu.edu/oe.

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Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

Oct. 23, 2017—Fully benefits-eligible employees can fund two types of flexible spending accounts: a health care FSA and a dependent day care FSA. FSAs save you money by allowing you to use pretax dollars to pay for qualifying expenses.

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How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

Oct. 20, 2017—Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits is happening now. If you have a spouse who works for another employer that offers benefits, be sure to carefully consider the options that work best for your family.

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Benefits Open House today; enrollment labs ongoing

Oct. 19, 2017—Stop by the Benefits Open House today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baker Building, 10th floor, for help in deciding which benefits are right for you and your family.

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