July 2012

myUFL HR/Payroll Upgrade go-live delayed two weeks
Online training now available
HR upgrade
The upgrade of the myUFL human resources and payroll systems, originally scheduled to “go live” on September 4, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 18.  The implementation team is hopeful this will give campus more time to prepare for the upgrade, given the busy initial weeks of the fall semester.

Is your department ready for a hurricane?
Hurricane season is upon us again. It is important for each UF department to be ready for potential storms. Here are a few key facts to keep in mind regarding your hurricane response:

Training services available for UF faculty and staff to assist students in distress
The University of Florida community is becoming increasingly aware of the stress its students are experiencing and its impact on school and job performance.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for the fall semester
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.The program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.

New international travel and emergency assistance program beginning in August
In an effort to strengthen the ability of the university to ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students participating in official university international travel, UF has selected a new emergency assistance insurance plan that will provide travelers with worldwide, 24-hour emergency medical, security and travel-related assistance services.

2012 Davis Productivity Award winners honored
The Davis Productivity Awards, an annual event honoring state government employees throughout Florida, has announced its winners for 2012, including the following individuals and teams from the University of Florida.

UF increases visibility of tobacco-free policy
Two years ago, in an effort to create a clean, safe, welcoming and healthy environment, UF introduced a tobacco-free policy applicable to all employees, students and visitors to campus. Beginning this summer, you may begin to notice new signs posted throughout campus to alert people to the policy.

This month's InfoGator For Your Health:

Is the physician who does your plastic surgery
properly trained?

UF experts advise using a board-certified plastic surgeon
As plastic surgery has risen in popularity, experts worry that some physicians who perform procedures might not have adequate training.


for your health
Lower state retirement contributions begin with July 13 paycheck
The Florida Legislature reduced retirement contributions to SUSORP and FRS Investment Plan participants' accounts beginning July 1, 2012.
New Sustainable Purchasing course now open for enrollment

Sustainable Purchasing (GET049) is now open through UF Training and Organizational Development’s course catalog.
File-Express service now available
The UF community now has access to File-Express, a Web-based service to share files with colleagues on campus and around the world.
Remember to sign up to receive your W-2s electronically
The IRS requires that employers print a W-2 for employees who do not consent to receive it electronically. 
UF’s longest-serving staff member marks 60 years
of service

Elizabeth Jones, known affectionately as “Miss Betty,” became a UF employee in September 1952 and is still on the job.
Spaces still available
at Baby Gator at PK
Yonge School

Opening August 13, the Baby Gator center at PK Yonge will offer one three-/four-year-old class and one Voluntary Pre-K class. 

sustainable tip

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