Annual performance appraisals for TEAMS and USPS employees due March 31

By on March 4, 2015

This month, departments throughout campus begin to prepare for the annual performance appraisal period. The standard evaluation period for all USPS and TEAMS employees is March 1, 2014, through Feb. 28, 2015, with appraisals completed and signed by March 31, 2015.

Annual performance appraisals are designed to document and summarize feedback that employees have received throughout the year. Feedback through formal performance appraisals is important to employees and can affect various personnel-related actions. Supervisors should give priority to completing performance appraisals.

When completing a performance appraisal, a supervisor should focus on the job performance (an employee’s competence or ability to perform the job) and work-related behavior (the way in which the employee performs the job), using specific language and examples of work performance or behavior observed throughout the evaluative period. Performance and development goals should also be identified for the future.
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myUFL technical upgrade scheduled for weekend of March 13

By on March 4, 2015

The myUFL system ( is slated to undergo a technical upgrade starting 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13. As a result, human resources, payroll, finance and related self-service menu items (including electronic W2s) will be unavailable over that weekend.


UFIRST grants proposal system goes live this month

By on March 4, 2015

This month, UF will launch the first phase of UFIRST—the University of Florida Integrated Research Support Tool—with the implementation of a new proposal routing system. Beginning March 23, all proposals for sponsored funding will be required to be routed through UFIRST.

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Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Workshops for Faculty

By on March 4, 2015

Workshops have been scheduled to discuss the preparation of tenure and promotion packets and the university’s evaluation process for 2015-2016.

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TIAA-CREF class structure changes coming

By on March 4, 2015

Effective April 24, CREF will transition from a “single-class structure” to a “multi-class structure.”

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Interested in taking a college course this summer?

By on March 4, 2015

The Employee Education Program (EEP) is a popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff. The program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.

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Baby Gator offers free summer VPK

By on March 4, 2015

Baby Gator at PK Yonge Developmental Research School is proud to offer free summer voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK). The program will run June 8 through Aug. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with no classes the week of June 29 through July 3.

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Summer program supports elementary children with reading disabilities

By on March 4, 2015

If you or a local family you know has an elementary school-aged child with a diagnosed reading disability such as dyslexia or a learning disability, you may wish to check out the SAIL (Summer Adventures in Literacy) Summer Reading Program.

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What’s in your smartphone? Good info for cybercriminals!

By on March 4, 2015

Did you know that a lot of personal information is stored within your banking, shopping and entertainment smartphone apps?

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Gator Dining offering Friday all-you-care-to-eat meals through spring semester

By on March 4, 2015

Students, staff and faculty alike can enjoy $6 all-you-care-to-eat meals every Friday at the Fresh Food Company (Broward Dining) and Gator Corner Dining Center for the remainder of the Spring 2015 semester.


GatorGradCare Summer 2015 enrollment opens in March

By on March 4, 2015

The enrollment period for GatorGradCare “Summer Only” coverage will begin in March.

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New Sponsored Projects Overview course provides “big-picture” view

By on March 4, 2015

RSH100 Sponsored Projects Overview is an introductory course designed to provide a “big picture” view of the University of Florida’s research enterprise.

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New due dates for SRAs and ORP change forms

By on March 4, 2015

The new cutoff for processing Salary Reduction Agreements (SRAs) and ORP Change Forms is the Wednesday of payroll close at noon. Previously, the forms were due on the Thursday of payroll closing week.

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Former employees should ensure info is up-to-date

By on March 4, 2015

Employees who are terminating employment with the university must update both their Local Home Data and Permanent Home Data addresses to their new address in myUFL (Self Service > My Account > Update My Directory Profile). These updates need to be made no later than the last day of work.

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Campus Spotlight: Omar Andujar

By on March 4, 2015

As director of the Office of Youth Conference Services, Andujar works to ensure the safety and protection of minors who attend camps, special programs and other activities held on the UF campus.

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Spotlight on Leadership: Getting Better as a Leader

By on March 4, 2015

The Leadership Toolkit is designed to provide you with tools to enhance the leadership qualities you already possess, while cultivating new strengths through education and training.

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Baby Gator event raises nearly $25K for natural play setting

By on March 4, 2015

Baby Gator’s 3nd annual “Building the Love” event, held at the historic President’s House on Feb. 4, was another successful fundraiser! Guests enjoyed great food, wine and camaraderie with others who care deeply about young children.

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Annual drawing awards tuition assistance to 50 children of TEAMS employees

By on March 4, 2015

The drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program for the 2015-16 academic year will be held on Tuesday, March 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the HR Building, Room 120.

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UF celebrates entrepreneurial spirit at inaugural Gator100 Awards

By on March 4, 2015

The University of Florida’s most innovative and emerging companies were celebrated Feb. 6 at the inaugural Gator100 Awards at UF’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.

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Nominate a colleague for UF’s Supplier Diversity Award

By on March 4, 2015

The Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs is pleased to announce the second year of the Supplier Diversity Awards Program. This annual award seeks to recognize outstanding contributions made by UF employees in the advancement of supplier diversity.

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“Healthy Routine” series continues with workshop on body image

By on March 4, 2015

Women and girls are taught to constantly critique their looks. On March 17, join nutritionist Dr. Karin Kratina for a lunchtime discussion titled “What Have Your Thighs Done for You Lately? How to Free Yourself From Body Angst and, Finally, Enjoy Living in Your Body.”

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New campus walking maps available!

By on March 4, 2015

Need to get out of your office and stretch your legs? Whether you have six minutes or 30, there’s a walking map for you!

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Get on the FasTrak and get screened for life

By on March 4, 2015

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to talk to your doctor about scheduling your colonoscopy. Colonoscopy screenings are recommended for most people beginning at age 50, then every five to 10 years after that.

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UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital’s to host bike rodeo and safety fair

By on March 4, 2015

Join UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, the University of Florida Police Department and several community partners to learn how to help keep your child safe and healthy this summer.

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Spring lecture focuses on children with parents in prison

By on March 4, 2015

The Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations (CSRRR) will present its 12th annual spring lecture, Incarceration: A Focus on Children with Parents in Prison.

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Dig these events in March @ FLMNH

By on March 4, 2015

This month at the Florida Museum of Natural History: Ask a Scientist, Can You Dig It?, Summer & Field Camp registration.

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Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter headlines March events at Bob Graham Center

By on March 4, 2015

This month, the Bob Graham Center presents Seven Years a Hostage with Terry Anderson; Conversation on Citizenship with Bob Graham & Martha Barnett; Land and Water Conservation Forum; The Mental Health Crisis with Rosalynn Carter.

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March events to keep you on your toes

By on March 4, 2015

March is filled with events to keep you on your toes--Dance 2015: Based On True Stories; Ballet 352 featuring the UF Symphony Orchestra ; Splendor: Dancing Under the Stars

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Free RecSports Trial Memberships during Spring Break for Faculty and Staff

By on March 4, 2015

Faculty and staff can enjoy a free trial membership at UF RecSports, March 2-6.