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Benefits Open Enrollment period runs Oct. 20 through Nov. 7

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This year’s Open Enrollment period begins Oct. 20 at 8 a.m. and ends Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Employees are encouraged to submit their enrollment selections prior to Nov. 7 in case assistance is needed from UF Benefits staff.

UF and UF Health Shands launch “myTraining”

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Beginning Oct. 1, the University of Florida and UF Health now share a new integrated training-management system, “myTraining.” The myTraining portal will be the one-stop location where faculty and staff can manage training records, view training schedules, register for professional and required classes, and complete online training.

UF On Target to vet new job families, competencies with biological scientists

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This month, the UF On Target project team will ask employees whose jobs fall under the “biological scientist” series to review the classifications, descriptions and competencies developed by the project’s Life, Physical and Social Sciences Workgroup.

Sick Leave Pool Open Enrollment runs Oct. 1- 31

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Qualifying University of Florida employees may apply for membership in the Sick Leave Pool during its Open Enrollment period from Oct. 1 to 31.

Deadline for Higher Education Opportunity scholarship applications is Nov. 1

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The University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program offers possibility of more affordable higher education

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The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significant tuition reduction rate.

National Save for Retirement Week is Oct. 19-25

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Experts predict that retirees will need from 80 to 100 percent of their pre-retirement income to maintain their lifestyle after retirement. Yet surveys show that most Americans remain unprepared for retirement. National Save for Retirement Week, Oct. 19-25.

December Leave Cash-out Period is Nov. 7-18

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TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave—regardless of FTE—during the pay period of Nov. 7 to 20, provided 40 hours of vacation leave remain on balance after the end of that pay period.

There’s still time to complete the faculty and staff survey for LGBT Affairs

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In an effort to assess the effectiveness of its office, UF Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Affairs is conducting a survey to solicit feedback to better understand how it can enhance its services for all faculty and staff.

Remember to update direct deposit information in the myUFL system

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UF employees who make a change to their financial institution are required to update their direct deposit account information in the myUFL system.

Do you know where your faculty/staff meal plan is accepted?

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Gator Dining offers UF faculty and staff a meal plan that provides 30 meals at the following locations:

Wondering how temporary UF workers are covered under the Affordable Care Act?

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The State Group Insurance Program will continue offering benefits to temporary workers in 2015, as required by the Affordable Care Act.

2014-15 salary increases announced for graduate assistants

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Graduate Assistants United (GAU) and the University of Florida recently successfully concluded salary increase negotiations, reaching an agreement that was ratified by both the GAU membership and the University Board of Trustees.

Online Promotion and Tenure system available to track career information

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UF now uses an online system (OPT) to process all applications for tenure, permanent status and promotion.

Grad assistants terminating early or applying for medical withdrawal? Be sure to contact GA Benefits

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GatorGradCare participants who terminate or apply for a medical withdrawal prior to the end of their employment contract should contact the GA Benefits Office as soon as possible to ensure they receive information regarding their GatorGradCare coverage.

Jane Muir: Delighting in innovations for the Gator Good

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Over the past year alone, Jane Muir’s travels have taken her to ten cities in seven countries on three continents outside of North America. Wherever she goes, she makes sure she shares one very important piece of cultural information—the Gator Chomp.

Superior Accomplishment Awards nomination period is underway

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The University of Florida’s 2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards program nomination period kicked off Sept. 8 and runs through Oct. 31.

Early detection, support keys to surviving breast cancer

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As breast cancer awareness activities ramp up this month and pink replaces Orange & Blue as the dominant color scheme on campus, it’s a timely reminder that mammograms save lives.

Wearables and fitness apps presentation now available online

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A recording of "Wearables: Technology and Fitness," the first presentation in the fall 2014 UF-UF Health Wellness Brown Bag Series, is now available online.

Gators Go Blue for diabetes on World Diabetes Day

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Did you know that 10 million people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes each year? Eighty percent of type 2 diabetes is preventable by changing diet, increasing physical activity and improving the living environment. You can help bring awareness to the fight against diabetes by wearing blue to work on Nov. 14.

RecSports announces fall intramural sports schedule

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UF Recreational Sports’ intramural teams offer students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in many sports and activities on a competitive and recreational level.

UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital celebrates physical therapy every month

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October marks National Physical Therapy Month, but at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, physical therapy is a top priority every day.

Community Health Discussion in Jacksonville Oct. 27

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UF Health’s Community Engagement & Research Program will present “Our Community, Our Health, an ongoing conversation between health researchers and the community” on Oct. 27 at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville.

Oct. 9 seminar will support instructors interested in designing a “flipped classroom”

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Instructors interested in transforming their course into a flipped classroom are invited to learn about the flipped model and benefits of a flipped/hybrid class.