Spring recognitions: UF faculty and staff honored at home and afar

By on May 3, 2018

Spring is a season for recognizing excellence, and this year, UF faculty and staff are being recognized here at home, nationally and abroad. From a Pulitzer Prize and Guggenheim Fellowships on the international stage to UF’s Superior Accomplishment Awards, Champions for Change and faculty awards, there is much to celebrate this spring.

History professor Jack Davis wins Pulitzer
UF history professor Jack E. Davis won this year’s Pulitzer Prize in History for his book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea. The Pulitzer Prizes, which honor excellence in journalism and the arts, are presented annually in seven categories and are one of the world’s most prestigious honors.

As reported in UF News, “When Davis first conceived of The Gulf, the Deepwater Horizon accident that dumped 130 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico had not yet happened. That Davis was writing a history of the Gulf around the same time as the largest oil spill in history was coincidental, and allowed him to focus on aspects other than the spill, which he says, ‘seemed to rob the Gulf of Mexico of its true identity.’” Read more in UF News.

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Have you submitted your dependent documentation for state plans?

By on May 3, 2018

If you are a state health plan participant with dependent coverage, by now you should have received a letter from Health Management Systems Inc. (HMS) requesting your dependent documentation.

Campus Spotlight: UF’s Social Media team

By on May 3, 2018

The team has one all-encompassing mission—to give a human voice to the UF brand—and it achieves this in a variety of ways.

Working together to keep UF safe

By on May 3, 2018

As news of violence both regionally and nationally compels us all to be more vigilant and concerned for one another’s safety, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of the many ways UF units are working together to keep our campus safe.

Send us your best summer photos!

By on May 3, 2018

UF at Work invites you to share your best summer photos May 3 through Aug. 10 for a chance to receive a great UF giveaway.

New job codes for OPS employees beginning May 4

By on May 3, 2018

Beginning May 4, all new non-student hourly OPS hires will require a new job code. In addition, department administrators with ePAF roles will need to convert existing job codes to the new ones for current non-student hourly OPS employees May 21-June 8.

Review tax withholding amounts to avoid surprises next tax season

By on May 3, 2018

Following passage of federal tax reform legislation in December 2017, all employees are encouraged to review their tax withholding amounts to avoid having too much or too little taken from their paychecks based on the new rates and tax brackets.

UF shelter management class offerings on May 7

By on May 3, 2018

Those interested in becoming a trained shelter manager to assist at UF shelters during major threats may attend one of two shelter management classes.

Did you know? UF has policies on lobbying state officials and posting fliers

By on May 3, 2018

UF at Work wants to remind you about important university policies regarding lobbying and posting printed materials on campus.

Search for four Cabinet-level positions continues

By on May 3, 2018

Active searches for four cabinet-level positions are underway this spring, with the goal of filling all positions before the start of the fall semester, if not earlier.

Career Resource Center now Career Connections Center

By on May 3, 2018

The Career Resource Center, the University of Florida’s centralized career center, has changed its name to the Career Connections Center.

New Gator Marching Band practice facility

By on May 3, 2018

The marching band has practiced all over campus for the past 105 years. Now, the band will have a permanent state-of-the-art practice facility to call home.

Opportunity to apply for Managers Cohort for “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge”

By on May 3, 2018

If you’re a manager, you have the unique opportunity to complete the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” certificate with a cohort of peers.

Purchase your 2018 season football tickets or mini plans today

By on May 3, 2018

The 2018 football season is on its way. Did you know that UF faculty and staff are eligible to purchase up to two season ticket packages at $380 each?

Employee Education Program’s new-and-improved application system just in time for summer

By on May 3, 2018

To support UF’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, the EEP application has transitioned from paper-based to a more secure and efficient online process using OnBase from Hyland Software.

Wellness events in May include final cooking series installment, College of Dentistry 5K

By on May 3, 2018

Upcoming wellness events include the Field and Fork Spring Cooking Series event "Totally Tomatoes" and the UF College of Dentistry’s “Running for a Mission 5K.”

Employees must report 2017-2018 compensatory leave use by May 31

By on May 3, 2018

All non-exempt TEAMS and USPS employees, as well as exempt USPS employees, may use overtime and/or special compensatory leave through the end of the fiscal year (June 30). This leave must be entered no later than May 31. 

Still have 2017-2018 personal days available? Be sure to use them by June 30

By on May 3, 2018

If you have unused 2017-2018 TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, the last day to use them is June 30.

Office of Title IX Compliance has new website

By on May 3, 2018

UF’s Office of Title IX Compliance has launched a new website to provide resources, information and reporting procedures.

COMPASS update: University of Florida introduces CourseLeaf Catalog

By on May 3, 2018

On May 1, UF’s undergraduate catalog began using Leepfrog’s CourseLeaf Catalog.

Beyond the Podium podcast series’ new episode on assessment

By on May 3, 2018

Corrine Huggins-Manley, assistant professor in the College of Education, shares her thoughts and approaches on classroom assessment in the most recent episode of Beyond the Podium.

UF to award honorary degree to legendary Broadway icon Chita Rivera

By on May 3, 2018

One of the American theatre’s iconic stars—actress, singer and dancer Chita Rivera—will add a UF honorary degree to her record of achievements.

Florida Museum to offer Mother’s Day admission discount

By on May 3, 2018

Buy one admission to the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit at full-price and get a second ticket for half-price on May 13 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Books for moms, dads and grads from University Press of Florida

By on May 3, 2018

Visit upress.ufl.edu and order by June 17 to receive 20 to 40 percent off your order and discount shipping.

O’Connell Center Paw Patrol Live event special rate

By on May 3, 2018

Group tickets are available to all UF faculty and staff members starting at $19 per ticket.