“Faculty 500” initiative aims to hire 200 new faculty by fall

By on February 6, 2018

Redesigned Faculty Search Committee Toolkit provides departments with resources to help

Last summer, we shared the exciting news that UF will hire 500 new faculty beginning this year to further enhance teaching and research and to continue to grow as one of the best research universities in the nation.

To support these efforts, UF Human Resources recently partnered with 160over90 and University Communications to develop a new recruitment brochure and has launched an accompanying promotional website. In addition, the Faculty Search Committee Toolkit has been redesigned to better support departments undertaking faculty searches. The toolkit serves as a general guide and includes the steps of the faculty search process, as well as resources related to attracting the best candidates, understanding the market, engaging with and evaluating candidates, hiring the right candidate and supporting new hires as they transition into their roles.

Many searches are already underway, and the university expects to hire 200 new faculty members by this fall. Funding for the new hires will come from state allocations, alumni and friends, as well as university resources.

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State audit of insurance dependents coming this March

By on February 6, 2018

UF employees with covered dependents should keep a close eye out for dependent verification requests from Health Management Systems (HMS) beginning this March to ensure their dependents do not lose coverage.

Heather White: Setting goals and embracing uncertainty

By on February 6, 2018

Heather White, UF’s new associate vice president and dean of students, is committed to making sure every student feels advocated and cared for.

Employee Education Program provides new possibilities for UF faculty and staff

By on February 6, 2018

An EEP information workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, designed for employees attending Santa Fe College with program requirements, eligibility information and application procedures associated with participation in the EEP.

Strategic Communications Academy celebrates first graduates

By on February 6, 2018

On Dec. 7, after a series of dynamic TED-style presentations and poster sessions featuring various strategic communications campaigns, the first cohort of the Strategic Communications Academy for UF Leaders and Scholars graduated.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on February 6, 2018

The state’s FSAs feature an annual grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses through March 15.

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment deadline is Feb. 28

By on February 6, 2018

The Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses. Open Enrollment continues through Feb. 28.

UF Health Florida Recovery Center: Helping people find recovery

By on February 6, 2018

After receiving addiction treatment at the UF Health Florida Recovery Center, a local dentist has accepted sobriety and is committed to recovery.

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In the Kitchen: Field and Fork Cooking Series

By on February 6, 2018

This spring, the UF Field & Fork Campus Food Program, in partnership with UFHR WorkLife, will present a series of monthly courses designed to demonstrate that cooking vegetables, especially when in season, can be easy, fun and delicious.

Two-factor authentication option available to UF faculty and staff beginning this April

By on February 6, 2018

In an effort to further protect faculty, staff and affiliates from phishing and other cybersecurity attacks, the University of Florida is introducing a two-factor authentication process for UF login (Gatorlink) accounts.

Flu season information and reminders

By on February 6, 2018

The flu vaccine can keep you from getting the flu, make the flu less severe if you do get it and keep you from spreading flu to your family and others.

The Diversity Project: Dr. Kitty Oliver

By on February 6, 2018

The Center for Arts in Medicine will host UF alumna Kitty Oliver—a veteran South Florida journalist, author, oral historian and professor—on Feb. 16 and 17.

Be sure to watch your mail for important tax reporting documents

By on February 6, 2018

In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2017 federal income tax reporting year.

Double deductions for state plans begin for 9- and 10-month employees

By on February 6, 2018

To ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer, double deductions will be collected from 9- and 10-month employees’ paychecks beginning with the Feb. 2 paycheck and continuing through May 11.

Identity Services: The new name of Identity and Access Management

By on February 6, 2018

UFIT recently changed the name of a unit every Gator interacts with, whether they know it or not: Identity and Access Management (IAM), which is now known as Identity Services.

UFIT’s free training includes Qualtrics, Lynda.com membership

By on February 6, 2018

Did you know that Qualtrics is a survey tool provided free to all faculty and staff by UFIT? UFIT also provides free Lynda.com memberships for all employees and students.

Collaboratory for Women Innovators to host open house

By on February 6, 2018

In a new collaboration with the Innovation Hub, the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center in the Warrington College of Business will direct the Collaboratory for Women Innovators.

Has your department inadvertently received a tax credit notice?

By on February 6, 2018

It is important that the Healthcare Marketplace is aware of any employee who was offered coverage through UF, both for the protection of the university and so the employee does not inadvertently receive a premium tax credit that he or she may have to pay back.

New program provides UF students opportunity to solve real-world problems

By on February 6, 2018

The Bob Graham Center has partnered with the City of Gainesville to develop and launch a fellowship program that places UF students at the forefront of working on solutions to real-world, operational city issues.

UF Health offers Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

By on February 6, 2018

For more than four decades, the experts in the UF Health Comprehensive Epilepsy Program have been delivering a full range of care for children and adults with epilepsy.

A Valentine’s Night at the Museum

By on February 6, 2018

Spend Valentine's evening at the museum playing trivia and participating in scavenger hunts throughout the exhibits. Come with a partner, friends or by yourself to experience this singles-friendly event.

10th annual Stomp the Swamp for Autism

By on February 6, 2018

Stomp the Swamp for Autism – a fitness event – supports the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities and its important work in our community.

New exhibit ‘The Scoop on Poop’ now open at the Florida Museum

By on February 6, 2018

The Florida Museum of Natural History has opened its newest featured exhibit, “The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind.”

Forest Health from a Global Perspective

By on February 6, 2018

Join this event to learn what researchers, regulators and the industries are doing to prevent losing tree species across North America.

Jan. 16 myUFL portal upgrade: What you need to know

By on January 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, myUFL will undergo an upgrade that will make the portal mobile-friendly, compatible with all internet browsers and adaptable to any smartphone, tablet or large-screen device. The portal will continue to be an entry point for accessing HR and financial systems as well as student information. Menu options and access will continue to be based on approved security roles.