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.
The UF “On Target” Classification Project launched a series of town hall discussions in late June to provide employees with an opportunity to learn more about new and proposed job titles projected to be implemented in early 2016. Sponsored by the Office of Human Resource Services, the UF On Target project is designed to identify job titles for TEAMS employees that more accurately reflect what they do.
This year’s New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Aug. 19 and 20 at Emerson Hall. New this year, as a companion but optional session, the Faculty Welfare Council is hosting a pre-session focused on effective mentoring.
The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significantly reduced tuition rate. The TEP scholarship application deadline is Oct. 31 the year preceding the desired enrollment into the academic year (fall and spring only) program. For the 2016-17 academic year, the enrollment deadline is Oct. 31, 2015.
>FRS Online services have expanded to include electronic delivery of information requested by the member. This service is available to members who have an FRS Online account. Choosing electronic delivery allows members to receive their information from a secure server without the delay of regular mail delivery. Members can view, download, and print the information at their own convenience.
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.
Each year, University of Florida faculty and staff employees release 28,400 tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere during their daily commutes to and from campus. That's a whopping 35 percent of the university's total transportation emissions. The UF Office of Sustainability is exploring a program to offer voluntary carbon offsets to employees who commute to work. The office is inviting the campus community to take a quick, two-minute survey in order to gauge campus interest in the program. Participating in the survey does not obligate you to participate.
Baby Gator is NOW ENROLLING. Spaces are available for three-year-olds, young four-year-olds, and four-year-olds who qualify for Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK). VPK enrollment requires children to be four years old by Sept. 1, 2015.
Faculty and staff may have noticed recent changes to the Lync service: the service is now called "Skype for Business". Skype for Business is the same IM (instant messaging), video chat, and online meeting collaboration platform that The Gator Nation has come to rely on. The service is vetted with the Information Security Office and the Privacy Office for the same university business usage as Lync.
The following UF faculty and staff have been selected for the university’s Leadership Development programs for the 2015-16 academic year. Please join us in congratulating these employees for being selected via a competitive application process.
This podcast episode describes vision—why it’s important, the key characteristics of a really good vision, and how to begin developing one.
According to statistics recently released by the Association of University Technology Managers as part of its annual licensing survey, the 16 startups launched in 2013 put UF sixth in the nation, ranked among such institutions as the University of California and Texas systems.
In an effort to significantly improve the way it administers research, from proposals through awards, the Office of Research introduced UFIRST—the UF Integrated Research Support Tool—earlier this year. The first phase of the new system, launched in March, introduced campus to a new proposal routing system.
Human Resource Services will implement a new electronic document management (EDM) system on July 20. EDM will replace ePAF Fax and will utilize a scanning process to attach documents to ePAF, allowing for clearer documents and faster uploads. More detailed information and instructional guides will be available the week of July 8.
Kim Holton recently joined the UF Office of Human Resource Services as its wellness coordinator. Kim holds a Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance from the University of Florida, as well as an M.S. in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.S. in ecology from the University of Georgia. She will bring this breadth of knowledge and experience to bear at UF as she plans, implements, and evaluates health promotion programs for UF employees.
UF and UF Health employees are invited to join in-person or tune in online for "Wellness Wednesdays"—lunchtime workshops hosted on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at the UF Human Resources Building. Upcoming workshops will cover topics including information for new parents, UF's Field and Fork Campus Food Program initiative, nutrition topics and much more.
The American Academy of Dermatology encourages everyone to perform skin self-exams to check for signs of skin cancer and get a skin exam from a physician. Checking your own skin regularly for any abnormal growths or unusual changes can help identify any suspicious skin problems early. The earlier skin cancer is diagnosed, the better chance there is for a cure.
Cancer Connections is a community open to all cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Meeting topics include nutrition, physical and emotional therapy, current research, and home care.
On Friday, July 17, UF Health will present a free seminar on fibromyalgia, a common syndrome of people with long-term pain spread throughout the body. The seminar,hosted by Roland Staud of UF Health Rheumatology, will be held at noon at the Paramount Plaza Hotel (2900 SW 13th St.).
Yoga of Awareness is an evidence-based mind-body program to support cancer survivors and those living with chronic pain. The class offers 16 CEs for LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, PTs, PTAs, RYTs and Florida massage therapists. Please call (352) 733-0881 to inquire about registration.
On July 22-24, UF IFAS will host three water quality tours aimed at providing decision makers, community leaders, and private citizens with research-based factual information about Alachua County's water resources.
>Ever wanted to know more about canning your own food? On July 25, UF IFAS will present a workshop on the basics of canning from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Participants will learn about canning foods using a boiling-water canner and a steam pressure canner. Directions and tips will also be included on making jams, jellies and pickles.
Running July 9-12, the Constans Theatre, located in the Nadine M. McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion, presents The Liar. The School of Theatre + Dance’s second summer production brings the 17th century world of comedy, romance and miscommunication to the Constans Theatre stage in this delightful play by Pierre Corneille.
Friday nights, July 10-31, the Florida Museum of Natural History, in conjunction with Creative B, will host a free movie screening and panel discussion exploring the balance between science and art. The museum will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. The panel discussion starts at 7 p.m., followed by the movie.