|Recognizing the opportunity for the University of Florida to become one of the nation’s premier institutions, Gov. Rick Scott and UF Board of Trustees Chairman David Brown have asked UF President Bernie Machen to continue his leadership over Florida’s most highly ranked university.
“We have committed today to undertake this ambitious goal and fulfill a bold vision for higher education in the state of Florida,” Scott said. “President Machen has earned a reputation for visionary thinking and has a record as a change agent. I have asked him to continue his service as president, and I look forward to working with him, the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees on this effort to realize a new vision for higher education in Florida.”Whether or not you made changes during the fall benefits Open Enrollment period, the new year is a good time to review your paycheck to ensure your coverage selections are accurate.
In addition to changes in your paycheck resulting from elections you may have made during the Open Enrollment period, other changes to your net pay will also take effect this pay period.
If you have not used all the money in your 2012 Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you still have time. The state’s FSAs feature a grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses from January 1 through March 15. This annual grace period provides more time to use your 2012 FSA pre-tax funds for qualified expenses.
Open enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan is underway and runs through January 31. Both the Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your children’s future college expenses. Sign up by visiting the Florida Prepaid website or call (800) 552-GRAD (4723) to request an enrollment kit and application.
Do you have an idea for a service or facility enhancement that would improve information technology at UF? Each year, “tech fees”—state-mandated fees assessed to all students enrolled at public universities in Florida—are used to enhance technology on campus. This year, nearly $1 million is available to be awarded for Technology Fee proposals.
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