This summer, the UF On Target project team will share with the university community the results of the efforts of the workgroups to align positions that perform similar duties into job families. Employees will have the opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions and share feedback during several town hall discussions.
Unused USPS personal holidays or TEAMS/faculty personal leave days not used by the end of the fiscal year will soon expire—now is the time to use them.
The Employee Education Program (EEP) is a popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff. The 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.
Effective July 1, the service providers for the State University System Optional Retirement Program (SUSORP) will be AXA, MetLife, TIAA-CREF, VALIC and VOYA. The current contracts for SUSORP service providers expire June 30. If you want to stay with your current provider, no action is necessary.
In light of the U.S. District Court's Order in Brenner et al concerning same-sex marriage in Florida, Florida Retirement System (FRS) retirees and Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) participants who were in legally-recognized same-sex marriages at the time they retired or began DROP participation and who chose Option 1 or Option 2 will now have an opportunity to change benefit payment options.
If you’ve activated your myMRA debit card to use money set aside in your medical reimbursement account, there are a few things you should know.
UF Benefits and The Standard invite you to keep in mind the following when naming beneficiaries:
Since assuming her new role as associate vice president for operations with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in February, Dr. Mastrodicasa has swept through the state at a breathtaking pace, visiting nearly all of its research and education facilities as well as its research sites and demonstration units.
Faylene Welcome, director of UF Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations, retired in May after serving the University of Florida for more than 20 years.
On July 13, UF Recruitment and Staffing will introduce a new “Careers at UF” job applicant system that will replace the current GatorJobs system. Among the improvements departments can expect are three application statuses to better manage their applicant pools—as well as requisitions and applications for veterans’ preference positions.
For UF managers who supervise employees, approving time has meant being tethered to a desktop computer prior to payroll closing, or running the risk of staff not getting paid. With the new ONE.UF Time Approval app, managers can approve time while traveling to meetings or walking across campus.
Due to the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to provide the Marketplace Notice to all employees, the Marketplace Notice and Acknowledgment form has been added to the GatorStart process.
Departments have been sent a summary report of perquisites approved during the 2014-2015 fiscal year. To renew, delete or make changes to perquisites for the 2015-16 fiscal year, departments should use the report and instructions provided and submit renewal information to Classification and Compensation, PO Box 115009, no later than July 1.
Approval of additional university employment—also known as dual employment—is based on the fiscal year for 12-month employees and the academic year for 9- and 10-month employees. Existing authorizations expire at the end of the fiscal or academic year, depending on the appointment.
Graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants who will meet the eligibility requirements for GatorGradCare health insurance and would like to enroll in annual coverage for the 2015-2016 academic year must enroll online at by Sept. 14.
The university’s contract with Remedy (request.it.ufl.edu) will end on June 30. Anyone trying to access Remedy after June 30 will be redirected to myIT, UF’s service management tool that was introduced to campus throughout the 2014-15 academic year.
A free “Introduction to a Mindful Life” course presented by Dr. Nancy Lasseter of UF Health Integrative Medicine will be offered on Thursday, June 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of the “Stress Less and Thrive” series of events sponsored by UF-UF Health Shands Wellness and GatorCare. To register for the course, login to myTraining and search for course code GET063.
UF RecSports now offers rates for massage therapy and small group training to non-members. Full membership is no longer required to access these specialty programs led by the program’s certified staff. Faculty, staff and eligible spouses can sign up to participate in these premium services. A discounted rate is available to fee-paying UF students and RecSports members.
UF Health Integrative Medicine offers wellness classes, courses and workshops for staff and the general public in the areas of martial arts, meditation and relaxation, and yoga. Classes are generally held after working hours.
In addition to celebrating World Sea Turtle Day and Father’s Day this month, check out summer camps, T. rex and more at the Florida Museum of Natural History throughout June.
The 2015 UF International Piano Festival will be held June 13-20 in the Music Building on the UF campus.
The University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance invites you to Volleygirls, a workshop performance of a new musical currently in development by a team of award-winning artists and producers.