Greetings from the University Staff Advisory Council!

October Meeting Highlights

  • Catherine Wood, Executive Director of Total Rewards, joined us to talk all things benefits. While we will see an increase in our monthly premiums, Vanderbilt has worked diligently to absorb most of the increases for employees. Learn more about benefits and open enrollment.  

  • Brad Awalt, Manager of Health Plus, shared updates regarding the last year to participate in Go for the Gold. Vanderbilt employees can complete their Go for the Gold requirements until October 31, which will be applied to their 2023 benefits package. 

  • Krystal Clark, Director of Employee Learning & Engagement, shared details about the upcoming Mentor Program, with their official Launch Event scheduled for October 18 at 1pm.    
    Register Here to Attend

Complete the Staff Census

Vanderbilt University wants to expand its understanding and support of the campus community by encouraging staff members to participate in the staff census now through Oct. 31. The census typically takes about 10 minutes to complete.
Meet a Member:
Jennie Stumpf
Program Coordinator for Student Engagement and Community
Law School
For Jennie's full feature, and to connect with USAC representatives from around the university, visit our Blog.

Staff Mentorship Program

The Vanderbilt Staff Mentorship Program is designed to spark organic mentoring relationships with a focus on connecting mentors and mentees. Join us for a launch event to learn more about the program, and words of wisdom from Vice Chancellors Eric Kopstain and Candice Lee.
October 18 | 1pm
Student Life Center Ballroom

Support the Employee Hardship Fund 

Vanderbilt's Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund has provided assistance to qualifying faculty and staff who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event.

How can you help?
  • Connect your Kroger card to the Vanderbilt Employee Assistance Program through the Kroger Community Rewards Program.
  • Make a donation via cash or check to VU Hardship Fund c/o Work/Life Connections-EAP, Vanderbilt University Medical Arts Building, Suite 010, Nashville, TN, 37212.

If you are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event, you may qualify for the employee hardship fund. Visit the Hardship Fund website for eligibility criteria.


October 17- 28, 2022
All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2023 benefits coverage.

Congratulations to the Fall Staff Award Winners!

Give another round of applause for all of our award winners! You can view the Fall Staff Assembly and highlights here.

Grow Your Career

Interested in seeing what opportunities are available across campus? Looking for a new role? Visit the Vanderbilt job board!

Share your event!

Do you have an event, activity or resource relevant to university staff that would benefit from promotion via the USAC social media channels (Instagram, Twitter and Facebook)?  Let us know!
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Whether you are working from home or are back on campus, know that USAC remains committed to being a champion for staff, and our digital door is always open.  Do not hesitate to share your feedback or experiences via or via our anonymous form.

All are welcome! USAC Meetings are held virtually from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month and are always open to staff members served by the council. Email for a Zoom link.
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