New Staff Orientation (Reference Guide)

If you are funded by Federal projects, it is very important for you to complete on-line effort reporting and certification; please see The Learning Exchange and log in with your VUnet ID and password.

Biostatistics Collaboration Center - please enter your time into Core Ordering Research Enterprise System (CORES).

See the elevate web site to learn more about credo expert performance.

Pillar Goals are attached.

The Staff Recognition and Reward program is designed to recognize top performance.

Following six months in your new position, a 6-month, end-of-orientation review will be conducted by your supervisor. Your performance will be ranked on a scale from 1-5 (3 = expected performance; 4 = role model and 5 = expert). You will be eligible for a salary increase based on your performance score.

For annual evaluation requirements due 4/30 of each year or the last working day in April.

For your supervisor name(s), please see the same site listed immediately above.

Ebiz is mainly a portal for business-administrative professionals but includes a link to connect2HR.

Be proactive and participate in life-long learning: Attend Clinics (in D2220 MCN) and Seminars.

Use the wiki as a collaborative platform for electronic communication and information sharing!

Please review the following HR policies.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action (HR-001)
  • Anti-Harassment (HR-002)
  • FMLA (HR-012A)
  • Attendance & Punctuality (HR-026)
  • Hours of Work (HR-030)
  • Smoking & Tobacco (HR-031)
  • Substance Abuse (HR-035)
  • Solicitation (HR-039)
  • False Claims/Whistle-blower (HR-040) * Dress Code (OP 10-10.16) - please see
Vanderbilt Wesite Demo -Please log onto the Learning Exchange. This recorded walk through of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University websites will show you how to access:
  • PeopleFinder
  • Webmail
  • HR website
  • Department of finance website
  • Elevate resources
  • Learning Exchange
  • Helpdesk
  • VUMC Policy Manual
Use dbConnect for time-reporting and personal project look-ups.

Time out should be requested in advance via e-mail to supervisor.

Please note that Vanderbilt is extending its Employee Celebration month to events throughout the year.

Review School of Medicine and Medical Center publications.

Attend the State of Medical Center address typically scheduled in September in Langford Auditorium.

Review campus maps and shuttle service.

Please use the web-based calendar for your own calendaring and also review the department calendar regularly. There is an overlay feature that may be of interest.

Attend Quarterly department meetings.

Participate in: HealthPlus/Go for the Gold Vanderbilt's workout facility/gym available to staff and faculty free-of-charge.

Familiarize yourself with StarBrite. To access, please use your VUnet ID and password to log in.

You may view your personal profile, direct deposit, payment history, job profile, leave balances, benefits, and W-4 information at Connect2HR.

In the event of a resignation, a 30-day written notice is required.

VU Work/Life Connections

We are glad you have chosen to join the Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt.
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