In July, a federal decision delayed until 2015 the implementation of a mandate that employers provide affordable health coverage to employees that work an average of 30 hours per week. However, the state of Florida has announced it plans to continue with its implementation of the ACA in 2014.
The state is currently working with the University of Florida and other state agencies to establish reporting requirements for the eligible employee populations. Temporary employees who meet the criteria will be offered an opportunity to enroll in various insurance programs by this fall’s Open Enrollment period.
UF Training and Organizational Development opened registration for its fall schedule of courses on Aug. 5. This semester’s training lineup features workshops and series that have stood the test of time—as well as new offerings designed to meet the evolving needs of the university and its employees.
This year’s benefits Open Enrollment period is scheduled for Oct. 21 through Nov. 7, and UF’s Benefits Fair—which hosts various insurance and retirement vendors—will be held Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Touchdown Terrace in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
Completing the Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge with a cohort of peers provides managers with a forum in which to discuss issues related to leadership and management with like-minded leaders on campus. The Managers-Only Cohort is designed to provide participants with insight into skills and behaviors needed to be effective leaders.
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.
The 2014 Davis Productivity Awards program, which annually honors state government employees throughout Florida, will begin accepting nominations on Monday, Sept. 2. In addition to honoring “innovation, creativity, and smart work,” the awards program recognizes the measurable contributions, increased productivity and added value of individuals and teams.
The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university for a significantly reduced tuition. The TEP scholarship application deadline for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 enrollment is Oct. 31, 2013.
For Your Health
Employee Assistance Program provides free and confidential counseling
Conference to address pain and addiction issues
Smoking cessation support offered year-round
Faculty Benefits Enrollment session to be held Aug. 28
Compliance to restricted UF data policy required beginning this month
Alternative Transportation Fair to feature available options
Gator Football kicks off Aug. 31
Béla Fleck returns to Phillips Center next month
O’Connell Center now home to Box Office
APA fall events feature CTRB, Small Animal Hospital tours