|Departments throughout UF are encouraged to plan ahead for their staffing needs this holiday season. The university will be closed beginning Dec. 25, 2012, and will reopen Jan. 2, 2013. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, is not included in the holiday closing period, so employees who wish to take that day off should request vacation leave.
If you made changes to any State of Florida-sponsored plans during Open Enrollment, be sure to carefully review your People First confirmation statement. The correction period runs from Nov. 5 to 16. If you have not received a confirmation statement, you may access it online via the People First website using your user ID and password. For assistance in correcting an Open Enrollment error, or if you have other related questions, contact People First at 1(866) 663-4735 by no later than 6 p.m. EST on Nov. 16.
Some of the supplemental plans offered during Open Enrollment require medical underwriting and/or application, and enrollment is subject to approval by the supplemental insurance company.
If you enrolled in a Health Investor Health Plan during Open Enrollment, don’t forget to establish your Health Savings Account (HSA). Your HSA can be used to pay out-of-pocket expenses like your deductible and co-insurance now or for qualified medical expenses in the future.
When the myUFL HR/Payroll Systems Upgrade went live in September, one of the changes that took effect was the order in which employees were listed in the Manager Self Service screens and elsewhere in the HR and payroll subsystems. In response to employee feedback, Enterprise Systems will be restoring the order of the names so that “last name” will once again precede “first name.” In addition, a name search function will be introduced in the Commitment Accounting module. Both changes will take effect close of business on Friday, Nov. 16.
A popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff, the Employee Education Program (EEP) provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester. Employees interested in participating in the EEP during the spring semester should register and complete their applications by any applicable deadlines.
UF's annual vacation leave conversion will take place at the end of the Jan. 4-17, 2013, pay period. TEAMS employees and vacation-accruing faculty who are not covered by the UFF collective bargaining unit agreement may have a maximum vacation balance of 352 hours. Any vacation hours over that maximum will convert to sick leave after the Jan. 17, 2013, pay period ends.
Employees who have not already done so in previous years may provide consent to retrieve their W-2s electronically in myUFL by logging on and navigating to: My Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > W-2/W-2c Consent. Consent is confirmed via e-mail and provides active employees with several benefits.
UF employees are responsible for reporting any qualifying status events to University Benefits and Retirement or their Human Resource Services satellite office for benefits purposes. All qualifying status events must be reported within 60 days.
Do you have an idea about how UF can reduce paper waste on campus? The Office of Sustainability is resurrecting the REthink campaign, but this time with a focus on paper waste reduction. UF Sustainability is partnering with University Relations to incorporate Think Before You Ink! and with Housing and Residence Education to pilot Zero Waste Programming.
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International Education Week wraps up Nov. 16
Gator Basketball season tickets now on sale
Riders in the Sky Nov. 30 at University Auditorium
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