Greetings from the University Staff Advisory Council!

August Meeting Highlights

As campus prepares for the start of the fall semester and staff continue to return to campus, Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration, and Pam Jones, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical & Community Partnerships, joined us to discuss COVID-19.  To stay current, visit the Health and Safety Protocols website.
Michael Briggs, Assistant Director of Mobility, joined us to share news about the MoveVU mobility and transportation program, expanded daily parking options, new hourly parking and more.
For more on our discussions, view the recording.

What group are you in and who is your USAC Representative?

If you are unsure of the answer to either question, you can find your Department's Group Number on the USAC website.  Once you know your group number, click Representatives for a complete list.  

Employee Hardship Fund

Thank you for giving!  Because of your donations, we raised over $750 for the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Employee Hardship Fund, which assists those who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event.
While July is over, the fund is always in need of donations.  Give by mail or deliver a check to Vanderbilt Work/Life Connections-EAP in the Medical Arts Building, Suite 010 (basement), 1211 21st Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37212, specify VU faculty and staff hardship fund or connect your Kroger card.

Around VU

  • Our remote and hybrid work policy and toolkit were released earlier this month.  Contact your supervisor for details.
  • Let's get moving!  Participate in Walking Wednesday or check out fresh local fare at the Famers' Maket.
  • Don't forget your HR Consultant is a resource.  Reach out if you have a question, concern or challenging situation.

Meet a Member:  Emily Kelley

Associate Director of Stewardship, Development and Alumni Relations

For Emily's full feature and to connect with USAC representatives from around the university, visit our USAC Blog.

Let's Get Social

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)? 
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USAC is committed to being a champion for staff.  Our digital door is always open.  Do not hesitate to share your feedback or experiences via usac@vanderbilt.edu or via our anonymous form.

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