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UF ranked 9th among public universities in Forbes’ “America’s Best Employers 2015”

By on May 6, 2015

A survey of more than 20,000 employees nationwide shows the University of Florida ranks No. 9 among public universities in Forbes’ first-ever listing of “America’s Best Employers,” while University of Florida Health is ranked 25th among all health-care providers.

President Fuchs announces the formation of goal-setting task force

By on May 6, 2015

In April, UF President Kent Fuchs announced the formation of a task force to guide a campus-wide goal-setting effort designed to develop the university’s shared priorities for the next five to ten years.

UF On Target—an update and a look ahead

By on May 6, 2015

Since the launch of the UF On Target Classification Project in the spring of 2014, 11 workgroups of representatives from throughout the university have met to begin the work of establishing a more meaningful classification system for TEAMS employees.

Employees must report 2014-2015 compensatory leave use by June 4

By on May 6, 2015

All non-exempt TEAMS and USPS employees as well as exempt USPS employees may use overtime and/or special compensatory leave through the end of the fiscal year—June 30—but the leave must be entered into the Elapsed Timesheet in the myUFL system no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. If the leave is not entered for use by this deadline, it will be cashed out automatically during the pay period ending June 18 for the payday of Friday, June 26.

Use your 2014-2015 personal days by July 2

By on May 6, 2015

If you have unused TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, now is the time to use those days. USPS personal holidays and TEAMS/faculty personal leave days will expire if they are not used by the end of the pay period in which June 30 (the end of the fiscal year) occurs.

Protect yourself from tax fraud

By on May 6, 2015

Throughout Florida and the nation, tax fraud is a growing component of identity theft. While UF works diligently to protect the personal information of its employees, you can also take steps to protect yourself and your family.

Statewide audit prompts People First to seek underpaid premiums

By on May 6, 2015

People First, the State of Florida’s benefits administrator, recently announced that its method of accounting and posting health, life, dental, vision and other supplemental plan premiums for state employees and state employers is changing.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for summer semesters

By on May 6, 2015

A popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff, the Employee Education Program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester. In the summer, a combined total of six credits taken during semesters A, B and C may be covered by the EEP.

Baby Gator to host summer camp and VPK

By on May 6, 2015

The Baby Gator Child Development and Research Centers offer a summer camp program to children entering kindergarten through 2nd grade. In addition to its summer camp, the Baby Gator Child Development and Research Centers will offer a summer voluntary preschool (VPK) at Baby Gator at PK Yonge from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., June 8 through Aug. 7, except during the week of June 29 through July 3.

FRS members cautioned to be wary of unendorsed financial planners

By on May 6, 2015

The Florida Retirement System (FRS) recently issued a memorandum discussing the use of financial planners not endorsed by the FRS.

UFIT announces five-year strategic goals

By on May 6, 2015

The University of Florida’s 2015-2020 Strategic Goals for IT plan is now available online. The goals that form the plan will be used to guide the strategic direction and services undertaken by UFIT over the next five years.

Gator Perks provides local business discounts for UF employees

By on May 6, 2015

Through “Gator Perks,” University of Florida employees are offered discounts on products and services at businesses serving our employees’ diverse needs and interests.

University Press celebrates moms, dads and grads

By on May 6, 2015

Find the perfect gift for Mother's Day, graduation or Father's Day with University Press of Florida's Moms, Dads and Grads sale.

Faculty and staff honored at 2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony

By on May 6, 2015

Nearly 300 employees gathered at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom on April 16 for the 2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony.

Jose Principe named Teacher-Scholar of the year

By on May 6, 2015

Dr. Jose Principe of the College of Engineering was recently awarded the University of Florida Teacher-Scholar of the Year award for 2014-2015.

Annual Higher Education Opportunity drawing awarded 50 eligible employees tuition assistance for their children

By on May 6, 2015

The annual drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program was held on March 31 and resulted in 50 eligible applicants being selected to receive the HEO benefit.

Spotlight on Leadership: Interviewing and hiring talented employees

By on May 6, 2015

Have an interview coming up? This month’s feature focuses on talent selection.

UF myinvestigator team honored with SACUBO best practice award

By on May 6, 2015

A UF team was recently honored for its work to develop the university’s myinvestigator tool for the university’s sponsored research activities. The team was one of five selected to present on best practices to the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) at its recent annual conference in New Orleans.

State of Florida refines processes for measuring hours, eligibility for temporary employees to receive health coverage

By on May 6, 2015

Although the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to provide affordable health coverage to temporary employees who work at least 30 hours officially began in January of 2015, the State of Florida began implementing changes to its benefits program a year earlier, in January of 2014.

Proposed 2015-2016 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates announced

By on May 6, 2015

In a recent UF Administrative Memo, Brad S. Staats, interim assistant vice president and university controller, announced that the university has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2015-16 and has submitted them to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

GatorGradCare Open Enrollment for 2015-2016 Academic Year

By on May 6, 2015

Graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants who meet the eligibility requirements for GatorGradCare and are interested in coverage effective Aug. 16 must enroll online at https://bluebiz.bcbsfl.com/stuenroll/GatorGradCare.do and select the annual enrollment option.

It’s time to prepare for the 2014-15 year-end closing

By on May 6, 2015

The 2014-2015 fiscal year ends on June 30. The scheduled date for closing the General Ledger for the 2015 fiscal year is Monday, July 13. An early deadline of May 7 has been established for requisitions on appropriated funds for orders above $75,000 that require competitive bidding.

Free wellness screenings offered through May 15

By on May 6, 2015

Do you know your numbers—blood pressure, glucose and BMI—and how they compare to recommended guidelines? A free Employee Wellness Event will continue to be available to all benefits-eligible employees, regardless of insurance coverage, through Friday, May 15.

Intro to Mindful Life course added to “Stress Less and Thrive” series

By on May 6, 2015

Throughout the months of May and June, the UF-UF Health Shands Wellness Committee and GatorCare will continue to offer information, programs and resources designed to help us all “Stress Less and Thrive!”