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State of Florida extends insurance, retirement benefits to legally married same-sex couples

By on January 8, 2015

Employees whose marriages are legally recognized in Florida as of Jan. 6, 2015—including legal marriages performed outside the state of Florida—have been granted a qualifying status change event window from Tuesday, Jan. 6, through Friday, March 6, to enroll in a state of Florida family plan.

A new year, new beginnings

By on January 6, 2015

As UF welcomes its 12th president and we all settle back into our routines with the fresh perspective a new year brings, we’re pleased to offer some opportunities and reminders to support you in keeping your resolutions for 2015.

myTraining “Billing and Coding Suite” message sent in error

By on January 6, 2015

On Jan. 1, a message was sent to myTraining system users notifying them of a “Billing and Coding Suite” course assignment that was intended only for certain UF Health Shands employees. If you are not a UF Health Shands employee and received this message, you may disregard it. We apologize for the error and any inconvenience.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2015

By on January 6, 2015

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.

New IRS contribution limits announced for 2015

By on January 6, 2015

Is saving for retirement one of your New Year’s resolutions? The new year is a great time to maximize your tax savings and ensure a secure financial future.

Florida Prepaid open enrollment runs through Feb. 28

By on January 6, 2015

Open enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan is underway and runs through Feb. 28.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on January 6, 2015

If you have not used all the money in your 2014 Flexible Spending Account (FSA), there’s still 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 Jan. 1 through March 15.

Vacation leave conversion slated for Jan. 15

By on January 6, 2015

The annual vacation leave conversion process will take place at the end of the pay period covering Jan. 2–15, 2015. Employees’ vacation hours exceeding the annual maximum will automatically be converted into sick leave and added to their sick leave balance.

Have you consented to receive your W-2 electronically?

By on January 6, 2015

If you have not already done so, you may still provide consent to retrieve your W-2 electronically in myUFL when it becomes available in January.

Help reduce UF’s carbon footprint with these easy computer setting changes

By on January 6, 2015

Think using a screen saver saves energy? Think again! UF could greatly reduce its electricity consumption if we all made one quick change on our desktop computers—enabling sleep mode instead of leaving our computers on full power all day.

e-Learning Support Services offers Qualtrics training series

By on January 6, 2015

Employees can now sign up for three levels of Qualtrics courses: Getting Started, Moving On and Advanced.

Campus Spotlight: Horace Tucker

By on January 6, 2015

As associate director of the Heavener School of Business and director of its Center for Career and Leadership Development, Tucker has witnessed the school’s rapid expansion firsthand since returning to UF in his administrative role in 2005.

UF welcomes campus Peace Corps recruiter

By on January 6, 2015

The University of Florida International Center (UFIC) recently announced the appointment of Bobbi Stienmetz as UF’s new campus-based Peace Corps recruiter.

Innovation Academy brings small-campus feel to UF

By on January 6, 2015

UF’s Innovation Academy (IA) is an undergraduate program in which students earn a minor in Innovation through courses in creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership on a unique spring-summer schedule.

ONE.UF launches its first application—for time and leave approval

By on January 6, 2015

Designed for easier viewing and use from mobile devices such as phones and tablets, time and leave approval is the first application to be available in ONE.UF.

ePAF process for additional payments updated

By on January 6, 2015

In order to help comply with the Affordable Care Act, while providing more clarity about certain types of payments, the ePAF process for additional payments is being updated.

UF Reporting Services unit can help units manage their business operations

By on January 6, 2015

Reporting Services provides reporting support to colleges and departments, helping units to effectively manage their business operations.

GatorGradCare Enrollment deadline for spring is Jan. 30

By on January 6, 2015

The enrollment deadline for spring/summer coverage under GatorGradCare is Jan. 30, 2015.

Division of Sponsored Programs transitions to new structure

By on January 6, 2015

As announced in June of 2014, the Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) will transition from its current structure to one where proposals, agreements and award management will be organized into four teams organized by campus unit--HSC, IFAS, Engineering and Campus.

Social Security taxable wage base for 2015 announced

By on January 6, 2015

The 2015 Social Security wage base increases to $118,500 (up $1,500 from the 2014 wage base). The maximum Social Security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2015 is $7,347 ($118,500 x 6.2%).

Get up and go!

By on January 6, 2015

Every year, millions of Americans vow to lose weight. But all too often, we don’t put in place a step-by-step plan of action to ensure those resolutions translate into new habits. Make 2015 different!

Spring Wellness Series will help you create a “A Healthy Routine in 2015”

By on January 6, 2015

This spring, UF-UF Health Wellness, in partnership with the UF Center for Digital Health and Wellness, continues its series of lunchtime workshops designed to help you create a “Healthy Routine in 2015.” All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Center for Digital Health and Wellness, located in Room 250 of the Florida Gym.

Passionate about health and wellness? UF-UF Health Wellness is seeking Wellness Partners

By on January 6, 2015

Do you have an interest in health and wellness? Are you an advocate for a healthy lifestyle or working toward one? UF and UF Health are seeking “wellness partners” to help spread the word about UF and UF Health employee wellness initiatives and to serve as liaisons between the employee population and the wellness program.

Eight-week Yoga of Awareness course kicks off Jan. 13

By on January 6, 2015

Yoga of Awareness for Well-Being—an evidence-based mindfulness program offering skills and practices to reduce stress and increase wellbeing—will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Facilities Administration Building’s Education Center Room beginning Jan. 13.