November 1, 2011

Message from the Deputy Vice Chancellor

Dear Colleagues,

I'm so pleased with the progress of the community staff survey, but also realize there is much taking our attention this time of year. We'd like to reach an 80 percent participation rate, so the survey will be extended for two days, until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Please also note that this survey is for staff; there will be a faculty survey conducted in the near future.

As you've learned from earlier announcements, an outside firm is managing the survey responses. The project manager, Carley Meyers, sent an e-mail directly to you (from Carley Meyers), but even if you can't locate that e-mail, you can go to the HR Solutions website at
to retrieve your access code, or contact Carley Meyers, Project Manager for HR Solutions, at (312) 863-6106 and she will give you your code. (There is only one code issued to each person and each code can only be used once.)

The survey is confidential and we look forward to learning from and sharing results in the upcoming months.

C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System