|Last week, President Machen approved Monday, Dec. 24, as a 2012 paid holiday for UF faculty and staff. While the Governor's recent announcement to provide Dec. 24 as a paid day off for state employees does not apply to universities, President Machen decided to provide this benefit for all UF employees.
All benefits enrollments, changes and payroll deductions that need to be completed for Jan. 1, 2013, coverage must be received by University Benefits by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. Such transactions include all paperwork for new hires who wish to begin their health insurance effective Jan. 1 as well as current employees with qualifying status event changes.
UF Training and Organizational Development (T&OD) is pleased to offer a broad range of training opportunities in 2013. In addition to programs designed with UF faculty and staff in mind, T&OD also provides organizational development services that focus on developing organizations and teams.
Before the New Year begins, be sure to verify any changes you made during the fall benefits Open Enrollment period were completed successfully.
The IRS has announced that some 2013 retirement plan contribution limits will increase slightly from the 2012 limits. As you review your contributions, you may wish to consider starting or increasing your salary deferrals in order to maximize your tax savings.
A popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff, the Employee Education Program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.
Thanks to the generosity of Baby Gator families and HRS, Baby Gator centers recently collected 870 pounds of food for the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank to be distributed to families in need. Baby Gator sponsors a food drive each fall to help children understand the value of giving, sharing and supporting others. Thanks to all who contributed. All UF employees should ensure their Local and Permanent Home Addresses in myUFL are up-to-date. To verify and/or update your information, login to myUFL and navigate to: Main Menu > My Account > Update My Directory Profile. Did you know both your personal information and the UF work files you save to removable storage devices like flash drives are vulnerable if these devices are misplaced, stolen or thrown in the trash with other office items?
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Save for retirement with a 403(b) plan
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