April 2012

Vendor selected to manage UF voluntary
benefits program
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After completing a thorough “invitation to negotiate” (ITN) process, the University of Florida has selected FBMC Benefits Management Inc. as the third-party administrator for its voluntary benefits programs—including dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending accounts, and other benefit selections—under the new GatorCare health plan model.

Verify your address in the myUFL directory to ensure you receive important GatorCare mailings
In preparation for the implementation of the new GatorCare health plan, employees are encouraged to ensure their email addresses and home and campus P.O. Box addresses are reflected correctly in the myUFL Directory. To help ensure you receive important mailings, addresses should be updated now in the myUFL system.

Apply for 2012-13 Leadership Development programs
by April 30

A call for applications for 2012-13 Leadership Development programs sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development is now underway, with an application deadline of April 30.  Apply today for the UF Academy—the university’s emerging leader program, entering its tenth year—or the Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals program.

Lapse in summer deductions for UF-sponsored insurance plans does not impact coverage
If you participate in certain UF-sponsored insurance plans, you will notice a temporary increase in take-home pay over the summer. Based on your appointment status, your deduction cycle for these university-sponsored plans will vary.

2012 Davis Productivity Award winners announced
The Davis Productivity Awards is an annual event honoring state government employees throughout Florida. This year’s winners include a number of individuals and teams from UF who will be honored for their “innovation, creativity, and smart work.”  Congratulations to:

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.

Employees must report 2011-12 compensatory leave use by May 10
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 10, 2012.

Baby Gator to host conference for parents of
young children

On Saturday, April 28, Baby Gator Child Development and Research—along with the Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies and the Harn Museum of Art—will host the third annual Guiding and Teaching Our Remarkable Children (G.A.T.O.R). Conference, designed for parents with infants through children 5 years of age.

Congratulations to the 2012 HEO recipients!
Fifty eligible applicants were selected to receive UF's Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) benefit at this year's drawing, held on March 21.

Changes introduced to after-hours medical providers for workers’ comp
The Workers’ Compensation recently updated the medical providers used for after-hours injuries incurred by University of Florida employees.  The new facilities and hours are:

APA serves UF professionals
The University of Florida Academic and Professional Assembly (APA) is an official university-wide organization sponsored by Human Resource Services that serves TEAMS Professional Employees (TA12, TA10, TA09, or TU2E pay plans) and career faculty who are not members of the UF Faculty Senate.

UMatter tipThis month's InfoGator For Your Health articles:

Advocating autism awarenessUF specialists diagnose and treat the condition
UF’s autism center, which serves 14 Florida counties, is a free resource for families who need to address behavioral and emotional concerns in their family members with autism.

Support available to help area residents stop smoking
Ready to quit smoking? The UF Area Health Education Centers, or AHEC, offers free quit-smoking aids and group or individual counseling sessions to support you on your journey.

for your health
UF&Shands study to explore employees’ perceptions of the organization

In order to effectively promote the mission and vision of UF&Shands, efforts are being made to understand how employees view the organization today and wish it to be viewed in the future.
Registration for summer training is underway!
UF Training and Organizational Development’s summer course catalog is now online and registration is underway. 
File 2011 flexible spending account claim forms by
April 16

If you participated in a medical or dependent-care reimbursement account during 2011, your claims must be submitted to the People First Service Center by April 16, 2012.
Order your parking decal this month
All faculty and staff parking decals will expire on May 1, 2012. Order your decal online now at parking.ufl.edu.
Free tax prep software available
The Internal Revenue Service and its private-sector partners are again making Free File available to anyone who earned $57,000 or less in 2011.
HR/Payroll Upgrade preview sessions offered in April
Preview sessions designed to provide a general introduction to the myUFL system changes that will result from the fall 2012 HR/Payroll Upgrade will be available beginning in April.
Sustainable Products Trade Show slated for April 18
The University of Florida's Seventh Annual Sustainable Products Trade Show will be held on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Reitz Union. 
Departmental bicycles
now available

Save money and time while enjoying the great outdoors by using a departmental bicycle to get around campus!
Free downtown festival to celebrate European culture
The UF Center for European Studies, the International Center and Santa Fe College are collaborating to bring VIVA EUROPE! to the Gainesville community and nearby cities.
Statistics workshops
offered to faculty and staff during summer

IBM SPSS v.20 software workshops are available for faculty and staff this summer so that it may be applied to specific fields of expertise.
Do a little spring cleaning and help those in need
Faculty and staff may participate in “Spring Greening” by donating items at locations across campus on Wednesday, April 25, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

UFPA to present
South Pacific

University of Florida Performing Arts will present a new production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 at the Phillips Center. 

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