May 2011

myUFL Financial Systems Upgrade “goes live” May 10
All users of my.ufl.edu will be impacted

Upgrade coming May 10th
All users of the myUFL system (my.ufl.edu) will be impacted when the myUFL Financial Systems Upgrade “goes live” on May 10 at 8 a.m.  Users are reminded to clear their cache and cookies before using the system for the first time that morning. 

Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony honors top UF staff and faculty
More than 400 employees gathered at the Reitz Student Union’s Grand Ballroom on April 21 for the 2011 Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony. The annual program recognizes staff and faculty members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency, and/or economy to the quality of life for students and employees.

Employees must report 2010-2011 compensatory leave use by May 12
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—but the leave must be entered into the Weekly Elapsed Screen in the myUFL system no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011.

Use your 2011 personal days by July 7
If you have unused USPS personal holidays or TEAMS/faculty personal leave days, now is the time to use them. Any unused USPS personal holidays or TEAMS/faculty personal leave days not used by the end of the fiscal year will expire.

State health insurance plans require verification of social security numbers
People First, the state’s health plan administrator, is required to have accurate social security numbers (SSNs) on file for health plan members, according to the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 and the Florida Administrative Code.

What MyMRA card holders should know
If you activated your MyMRA debit card to use money set aside in your medical reimbursement account, here are a few things you should know.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for summer semesters
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.

Don't fall for e-mail phishing scams
Have you ever received email asking for a password, credit card number, or other personal information? Legitimate UF departments and companies will never send e-mail asking for passwords or personal information so do not send personal information in e-mail, no matter how official the request appears.

for your health link
The week of May 2 is a great time to complete your upgrade training!

Employees who need to complete training associated with the myUFL Financial Systems Upgrade are encouraged to do so during the week of May 2. 
Experiencing a work or life-event change?
UF employees experiencing a “qualifying status change” should contact University Benefits and Retirement as soon as possible to ensure their benefits are properly adjusted for the remainder of the plan year.
Are you in DROP? Will you retire in the next six months?
UF faculty and administrators (assistant director or higher in a department, center, etc.) retiring this spring or summer are invited to join the Retired Faculty of the University of Florida (RFUF).
Reminder – BCBS/Caremark’s mandatory mail-order for maintenance prescriptions is now in effect
Effective January 1, 2011, BlueCross BlueShield plan participants are required to fill certain maintenance prescriptions by mail-order after the third refill at a retail pharmacy. 
MyFRS retirement workshops available this month
FRS members are invited to attend “Using  the FRS to Plan for Your Retirement” on May 17 and “Nearing Retirement in the FRS” on May 19.
Thirteenth annual International Gator Day is Saturday, May 21
From London to Seattle to Dallas to Key West, Gators Clubs® worldwide are coordinating community service events for International Gator Day.
Sustainability reading group to meet throughout June
Join the UF Office of Sustainability this summer for a reading and discussion group of The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses are Beating the Global Competition by Michael Shuman.

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