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Summer town hall discussions will provide opportunities to learn more about UF On Target

By on June 2, 2015

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.

2014-15 personal days must be used by July 2

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for Summer B

By on June 2, 2015

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.

SUSORP service providers named

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Recent FRS retirees and DROP participants in same-sex marriages provided opportunity to change benefit payment options

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Do you know how to use your myMRA card?

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Naming life insurance beneficiaries? Consider this…

By on June 2, 2015

UF Benefits and The Standard invite you to keep in mind the following when naming beneficiaries:

Spotlight on Leadership: Problem Solving

By on June 2, 2015

Our Leadership Toolkit featured job aid this month looks at the Problem Solving competency, a part of the Create and Communicate Vision quadrant on the UF Leadership Competency Model.

Campus Spotlight: Jeanna Mastrodicasa

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Welcome recognized by UF Board of Trustees

By on June 2, 2015

Faylene Welcome, director of UF Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations, retired in May after serving the University of Florida for more than 20 years.

New job applicant system coming July 13

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Time approvals easier than ever with ONE.UF

By on June 2, 2015

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.

New marketplace notice added to GatorStart

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Submit perquisite renewals by July 1

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Authorizations for additional university employment must be renewed

By on June 2, 2015

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.

GatorGradCare open enrollment for 2015-2016 academic year

By on June 2, 2015

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.

Remedy sunset is June 30

By on June 2, 2015

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.