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Laura Nairon

Update on remote work for staff

May. 6, 2020—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.

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Remote work for staff extended to May 8

Apr. 24, 2020—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.

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Wente launches University Continuity Working Group

Apr. 22, 2020—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.

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For staff: Message about remainder of spring semester

Mar. 11, 2020—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.

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University administrators to host second staff listening session Oct. 21

Oct. 9, 2019—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.

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University administrators to launch staff listening tour Sept. 27

Sep. 18, 2019—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.

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New department launched to improve employee service delivery and community support

Aug. 19, 2019—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.

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Nairon graduates as TICUA fellow

May. 15, 2019—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.

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

Mar. 21, 2019—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.

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Vanderbilt University names new Printing Services director, expands mission

Sep. 25, 2015—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.

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Employees step up to battle winter weather on campus

Feb. 20, 2015—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.

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