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Benefit Spotlight: Travel Assistance gives peace of mind during holiday travel season

Dec. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University offers Travel Assistance to employees who are currently enrolled in accidental death and dismemberment insurance. This service offers you and your dependents medical, travel, legal and financial assistance services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, worldwide.

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Review your personal information in preparation of W-2s

Dec. 4, 2019—As the end of the year approaches, the payroll department encourages you to review your personal information to ensure your W-2 will be accurate. Log in to Oracle by Jan. 3 to ensure your data is up to date.

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Thankful Thursday: Reflection and relaxation

Nov. 27, 2019—Tomorrow is the most Thankful Thursday of all. Enjoy your time off tomorrow, as Vanderbilt says "thank you" for all of your contributions and support.

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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 20 in new location

Nov. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event for university employees will be held in a new location this year: the E. Bronson Ingram College Dining Hall.

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Employee Engagement: Baker Building’s Movable Feast

Nov. 22, 2019—Looking for more ways to engage your employees? Why not try a movable feast? On Nov. 19, the Baker Building hosted its annual Movable Feast, with every office in the building providing a different course and hosting a fun game.

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Benefit spotlight: Will preparation

Nov. 20, 2019—Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your loved ones when you’re gone. All benefits-eligible employees have access to MetLife’s basic self-serve online will preparation service, WillsCenter.com.

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Thankful Thursday: Showing appreciation

Nov. 20, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” During meetings this week, save a few minutes for team members to share a quick appreciation.

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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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