This year, cash and plaque awards will be presented to 203 individuals and teams from across the state for their innovation and productivity improvements. Since 1989, award winners have produced more than $9 billion in cost savings/avoidance or efficiency gains for Florida taxpayers and businesses.
The individual and team awardees from UF who have been identified as 2017 winners are:
Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center Team, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
The modernization and technical transformation over the last two years at the University of Florida’s Extension farm in Live Oak, FL has resulted in increased efficiencies and savings in labor and farm inputs, and the conservation of natural resources.
Cost Savings Estimate: $185,950 per year or $371,900 over the past two years
Family, Youth and Community Sciences Team, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
After the IRS consultants approached agents in rural counties to become involved with preparing federal income taxes through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a plan was formulated to incorporate communication technologies such as SKYPE as a method of providing no cost tax return preparation and assistance to multiple counties in Florida and Georgia (eight counties in Florida: Bradford, Columbia, Gadsden, Hamilton, Leon, Okaloosa, Union, and Walton; four counties in Georgia: Early, Lanier, Sumter, and Tift).
Cost Savings Estimate: $50,000 – $99,999
As an undergraduate political science major who immersed herself in the performing arts at a small liberal arts college, UF Procurement director Lisa Deal never imagined herself leading the purchasing department of one of the largest universities in the country.
UF’s Counseling and Wellness Center recently released an online training aimed at expanding understanding of multicultural identities and how to act as an ally for traditionally underrepresented or oppressed groups.
This episode of Reflections on Leadership explores the influence effective and ineffective transparency can have on working relationships. It also presents seven strategies leaders can use to create a culture of transparency.
The Florida Department of Health recently issued a reminder about the ongoing presence of Zika virus, which is known to cause severe birth defects. Recent tropical rains mean the entire University of Florida community must remain vigilant in preventing the Zika virus.
On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.
You can help your department save money and processing time for toll charges by providing an active SunPass for faculty and staff driving state vehicles on toll roads.
Effective May 15, the Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) began requesting documents as part of a monthly quality assurance review to confirm that an employee’s dependents—newly added and existing—are eligible for insurance coverage.
What do cadavers, an equine treadmill and a telescope that now lives in the Canary Islands have in common? UF Procurement Services played a large part in acquiring all of the above items for the university—but its role and the benefits it provides to the community go beyond purchasing.
Do you wish you had farm-fresh food available near you? Well, HealthStreet and Fresh Wagon have partnered to increase food security in the community.
This past year, the Disability Resource Center took proactive steps to reframe disability at the University of Florida.
UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.
Currently, National 4-H Council is sponsoring a Grow True Leaders campaign, asking 4-H friends and alumni to participate in a “Raise Your Hand” for 4-H campaign.
The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on June 21, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Norman Hall, Room 260.
UF Health invites expectant parents to a FREE dinner and a chance to learn from the experts and ask questions. It’s never too early to prepare for parenthood.
The Employee Education Program provides eligible faculty and staff with tuition assistance.
If you have unused TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, now is the time to use those days.