Viewing: December, 2014

Farewell to the Machens

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We are thankful to President Bernie and Chris Machen for 11 years of thoughtful, effective and compassionate leadership. To read more about their legacy and to view a video tribute, visit http://www.urel.ufl.edu/machen-tribute.

Happy Holidays from Human Resource Services!

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UF Leave Administration encourages you to enter your time and leave early as you make preparations for time off during the holidays.

First phase of UFIRST initiative will be implemented in March

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In an effort to significantly improve the way it administers research, from proposals through awards, the Office of Research is introducing UFIRST—the UF Integrated Research Support Tool. UFIRST will streamline workflow processes and improve transparency, tracking and reporting.

Registration for spring professional development offerings opens next week

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UF Training and Organizational Development (T&OD) is pleased to offer a broad range of training opportunities in 2015.

Have you consented to retrieve your W-2 electronically?

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If you have not already done so, you may provide consent to retrieve your W-2 electronically.

GatorGradCare Spring/Summer Enrollment & COBRA Information

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The enrollment period for spring/summer coverage under GatorGradCare health insurance is currently underway. Eligible students must submit their enrollment before the deadline Jan. 30, 2015. Spring/summer GatorGradCare coverage is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Complete any necessary benefits transactions early this month

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All enrollments and changes to GatorCare and UFSelect benefits plans must be completed via the myUFL system by Dec. 16. This includes all new hires who wish to begin their insurance coverage effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Review Open Enrollment changes and check your payroll deductions

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Before the New Year begins, all employees, including OPS, should review any enrollments or changes made during the fall benefits Open Enrollment period.

Calendar year-end vacation leave conversion will occur in January

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The annual conversion of accrued vacation leave over the maximum will occur after the pay period ending Jan. 15, 2015.

FRS Pension Plan annual statements feature several enhancements

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Pension Plan members can now log into their FRS online account to view and download their member annual statements (MAS).

Employee Education Program accepting applications for spring semester

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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.

Shop securely—know the risks!

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Did you know that each semester the university offers a free course that provides faculty and staff a way to become better informed about data breaches, and how thieves can use their information?

Learn how to prepare for your financial future with a FLARE course this spring

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UF Retirement’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) program is designed to provide employees with legislative updates, workshops and information on trending retirement-related topics.

Have some holiday shopping to do?

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Several UF-affiliated businesses are offering special discounts to UF faculty and staff this holiday season.

Save big on Microsoft Office software at the UF Computing Help Desk

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Faculty and staff can purchase Microsoft Office for just $15, saving more than 80 percent off the current retail value.

Campus Spotlight: Faculty Ombuds Ken Gerhardt

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When Dr. Kenneth “Ken” Gerhardt retired from UF in 2013 after 35 years of teaching, research and service to the university, he never suspected he would be returning just a year later as its first faculty ombuds.

Nominations for university committees, boards and councils extended to Jan. 30

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Each year the University of Florida offers employees the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards, and councils. Committee nominations are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Jan. 30.