Laura Nairon

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    EDI, HR launch guidelines for Employee Affinity Groups

    The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with Human Resources, has announced a new framework to establish, manage and sustain university-supported Employee Affinity Groups, which are designed to help foster a positive work environment at Vanderbilt and support the university’s values specific to diversity, inclusion and campus engagement. Read More

    Dec 7, 2020

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    Gender Affirmation Toolkit supports inclusivity for Vanderbilt employees

    Vanderbilt University has launched the Gender Affirmation Toolkit to reinforce its commitment to providing a safe and inclusive working environment for all employees. The toolkit was developed in collaboration with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, the Equal Opportunity and Access Office, the Office of LGBTQI Life and other campus partners. Read More

    Dec 3, 2020

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    Vanderbilt launches Healthcare Bluebook to help employees save on medical costs

    Healthcare Bluebook, an online price comparison tool for health care services, is free for Vanderbilt benefits-enrolled faculty, staff and their dependents beginning Sept. 15. Read More

    Sep 9, 2020

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    Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers

    Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008. Read More

    Jun 16, 2020

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    Series of listening sessions on racial injustice scheduled for this week

    In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities, the university will host a series of listening sessions for students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars. Read More

    Jun 1, 2020

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    Update on remote work for staff

    Unless staff are required to be on campus at the explicit request of their manager, they should continue to work remotely beyond Friday, May 8. Due to the need to reduce the density of people and enable physical distancing on campus, remote work is likely to continue for the foreseeable future for most staff whose role and workload enables them to do so effectively. Read More

    May 6, 2020

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    Remote work for staff extended to May 8

    Vanderbilt is extending “stay at home” orders and authorizations for remote work until Friday, May 8, noting that it is possible the university's first phase of increased campus activity could begin as early as Monday, May 11. Read More

    Apr 24, 2020

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    Wente launches University Continuity Working Group

    The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead. Read More

    Apr 22, 2020

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    For staff: Message about remainder of spring semester

    Following the transition to online and alternative learning for the remainder of the spring semester and move out of all undergraduate residential students, the Vanderbilt University campus remains safe and open. Staff are expected to work their normal schedules and should direct questions about schedules or work arrangements to their managers. Read More

    Mar 11, 2020

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    University administrators to host second staff listening session Oct. 21

    The second stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Kissam Center, Room C210. Read More

    Oct 9, 2019

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    University administrators to launch staff listening tour Sept. 27

    Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20. The first stop will be at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Read More

    Sep 18, 2019

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    New department launched to improve employee service delivery and community support

    A new university department, Human Capital and Business Services, has been created to better serve employee support and development and the services that support all university divisions. The department, a merger of the functions previously supported by the former Human Resources and Business Services departments, will be led by Laura Nairon in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services. Read More

    Aug 19, 2019

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    Nairon graduates as TICUA fellow

    Laura Nairon, associate vice chancellor for business services in the Division of Administration, graduated as a 2019 fellow of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association’s Pressnell Executive Leadership Institute. Read More

    May 15, 2019

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    FutureVU survey focuses on two key issues: child care and commuting

    The Division of Administration launched a FutureVU-focused survey for faculty, staff and students on Monday, March 18, to provide feedback on two separate topics: child care needs and commuting habits. Read More

    Mar 21, 2019

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    Vanderbilt University names new Printing Services director, expands mission

    Vanderbilt Business Services has named Sean Carroll as director of Printing Services. In addition, Printing Services is embarking on an exciting new direction and strategic plan. Read More

    Sep 25, 2015

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    Employees step up to battle winter weather on campus

    A storm coating the Vanderbilt campus with ice and snow means extra work for Vanderbilt Plant Operations employees, who say they're more than up to the challenge. Read More

    Feb 20, 2015