Viewing: March, 2016

In-unit faculty raises awaiting ratification

By on March 2, 2016

On Jan. 28, the University Board of Trustees (UBOT) held a special session to resolve the impasse between the University of Florida and the United Faculty of Florida (UFF). Following the impasse resolution, UF Human Resource Services initially communicated that merit increases would be reflected in paychecks received on March 18. However, according to state law, the university and the union must enter into an agreement consistent with the UBOT’s impasse decision and obtain both UFF and UBOT ratification of that agreement.

Strategic development planning process underway to identify shared community vision

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The University of Florida has announced the launch of a strategic development planning process designed to secure Gainesville and Alachua County’s place among the most vibrant college communities in the country. With an eye toward developing “a preeminent city” for a preeminent university, the strategic development process will examine the future of the city within the context of UF’s aspiration to become one of the nation’s top-10 public universities.

Annual performance appraisals for TEAMS and USPS employees due March 31

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This month, departments throughout campus begin to prepare for the annual performance appraisal period. The standard evaluation period for all USPS and TEAMS employees is March 1, 2015, through Feb. 29, 2016, with appraisals completed and signed by March 31, 2016.

UF Purchasing is now Procurement Services

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In an effort to reflect the range of proactive, customer-oriented services it provides to the University of Florida community, UF Purchasing has changed its name to UF Procurement Services.

Protect yourself against tax fraud

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The many media reports of tax fraud over the past few years illustrate the importance of knowing how to protect yourself, to be aware of the warning signs and what steps to take if you are victimized.

Preparing for Retirement?

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UF Retirement’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) program is designed to provide employees with legislative updates, workshops and information on trending retirement-related topics.

Lapse in summer deductions for 9- and 10-month employees does not affect coverage

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Employees on 9- and 10-month appointments will not have deductions taken over the summer months for UFSelect, GatorCare and/or state plans, if enrolled. Premiums for these employees’ elected coverage(s) are deducted in the fall and spring semesters in order to cover the summer months.

Sick leave cashout program to discontinue after June 2016

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Beginning July 1, no payments for sick leave will be made for any type of separation from employment for TEAMS, USPS and faculty who are not part of the collective bargaining unit.

COMPASS information sessions offered this month

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The University of Florida recently announced the COMPASS program, a multi-year effort to unify and modernize its student systems. COMPASS stands for Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services. Over the next five years, COMPASS will be implemented in a series of releases that began with the student self-service functions migrating to ONE.UF on Feb. 19.

Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion workshops for faculty

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Workshops to discuss the preparation of tenure and promotion packets and the university evaluation process for the 2016-17 academic year are scheduled for March 11 and 24.

New procedures for workers’ compensation injury reporting

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The process for reporting a non-life threatening on-the-job injury under the University of Florida Workers’ Compensation Program changed effective March 1.

Annual drawing awards tuition assistance to 50 children of TEAMS employees

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The drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program for the 2016-17 academic year will be held on Friday, March 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Human Resources Building, Room 120.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for summer semesters

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The Employee Education Program (EEP) is a popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff that provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.

Save money on Orlando airport parking

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UF faculty and staff can save 10 percent on the cost of parking at The Parking Spot near Orlando International Airport by obtaining a UF Spot Club Exec card.

Gator Dining explores customer preferences with new survey

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Gator Dining is conducting a dining services survey to better understand campus lifestyle and dining preferences.

New policy provides guidance on automatic email forwarding and more

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In an administrative memo dated Feb. 8, Provost Glover and VP & CIO Elias Eldayrie provided guidance on the use of electronic mail used in the course of conducting university business.

Graham Center celebrates 10 years of strengthening civic engagement at UF

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The University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service will officially kick off its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, March 22, in Naples, Florida.