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Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children

Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.

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HR announces new workshops focusing on remote work, employee engagement

Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt Human Resources will launch three new virtual workshops hosted by Employee Learning and Engagement this month as the university continues to add training and resources for employees and leaders who are working remotely.

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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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Remote work period for staff extended through April 30

Apr. 3, 2020—In response to current guidance from public health experts and in alignment with local, state and federal directives related to social distancing, university leadership has decided to extend our remote work period through April 30.

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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt reinforces remote work protocol as Metro Public Health issues Safer at Home Order

Mar. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University is further reinforcing remote work protocols following the Safer at Home Order issued by the Nashville Metro Public Health Department on March 22. Remote work for faculty and staff will continue through April 11.

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Remote work for staff extended through April 11

Mar. 20, 2020—Given the unpredictable nature of the ongoing national and local COVID-19 situation, Vanderbilt University leadership has decided that an additional two-week remote work period will be implemented. Remote work will continue through April 11.

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For staff: Initial remote work period March 16-27

Mar. 13, 2020—In order to protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt community during the unprecedented public health challenge of COVID-19, the university is instituting an initial remote work period beginning Monday, March 16, through Friday, March 27. Individual remote work decisions require approval by an employee's manager.

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