In keeping with past practice, UF will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28-29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. While classes have been cancelled on Wednesday, Nov. 27, the university will remain open.
In addition to the November holidays, the university will be closed for the holiday period of Dec. 25, 2013, through Jan. 1, 2014. The holiday closing period is designed to offer departments the flexibility to close or significantly reduce staffing during the holiday season.
Each year, UF TEAMS employees are given the opportunity to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave, provided at least 40 hours remain on balance. TEAMS employees wishing to take advantage of UF’s December Leave Cashout may enter the hours during the period of Nov. 8-19, using the “DLC – 280 December Vacation Leave” time-reporting code on a non-work day, such as Saturday or Sunday.
If you made changes to any State of Florida/People First plans during Open Enrollment, be sure to carefully review your People First confirmation statement. The correction period for these plans runs from Nov. 11-22.
Some of the supplemental plans that were 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.
UF employees are responsible for reporting any qualifying status events to University Benefits or their Human Resource Services satellite office for benefits purposes.
On Dec. 12, VALIC will replace BENCOR as the investment provider for UF’s FICA Alternative and Special Pay plans. VALIC currently provides service to University of Florida employees through the State University System Optional Retirement Program (SUSORP), UF 403(b) Plan, Health Center 403(b) Plan and Florida Deferred Compensation Plan.
On Feb. 1, University Disbursements and the Office of the CFO will introduce myUF Payment Solutions, a new accounts payable system designed to streamline, digitize and automate the processing of invoices and vouchering. A newly designed myUFL supplier portal will enable electronic invoices to flow directly from vendors to UF Disbursements, eliminating extra steps and reducing paper in the process.
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 UF community has several ways to voice ideas or concerns about information technology on campus. Do you have questions about IT services or supported products? Want to know more about what UFIT is working on?
For Your Health
GatorAdvantage NOW clinic provides same-day appointments for all UF and UF Health employees
New website features wellness resources available to UF and UF Health employees
Free flu shots still available this month
Shake your tail feathers with Living Well on Dec. 4
UF Health Family Medicine and Internal Medicine practices now offer evening appointments
Baby Gator fundraiser returns in February
Register for spring training courses beginning Dec. 2
University committee nominations now being accepted
Faculty Town Hall on “UF Core” slated for Nov. 18
UAA to host Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day
Nov. 18-22 is International Education Week
2013 Global Culture Photo Competition award-winners announced
Participate in a survey and help UF become more veteran-friendly
Save on UPF books this holiday season!
Sustainable events workshop designed to help departments go green
Phillips Center welcomes Hello, Dolly! to the stage
New FLARE program features listserv, workshops