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UF “CoMap” survey invites you to share how you live, work and socialize

By on April 6, 2016

The University of Florida, with support from the Gainesville community, has launched a project that will affect the university for many decades. The UF Strategic Development Plan will identify ways to create a physical environment conducive to preeminence by determining

UF Faculty and Staff Climate Survey results coming this June

By on April 6, 2016

In June, the University of Florida will receive a report outlining high-level summaries of the findings from the UF Faculty and Staff Climate Survey conducted last fall by the independent consulting firm of Rankin & Associates. The report will be provided on the Climate Survey section of the Office of the President’s website.

Apply for 2016-17 UF Leadership Development programs by April 30

By on April 6, 2016

A call for applications for the 2016-17 UF Leadership Development programs sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development and the Office of Human Resource Services is now underway, with an application deadline of April 30.

New TEAMS titles resulting from UF On Target initiative to take effect April 22

By on April 6, 2016

In March, the UF On Target project team completed its review of position information submitted to the UF On Target file last December. As of March 31, more than 5,000 positions have been approved for implementation in myUFL.

Registration for summer training opens April 11

By on April 6, 2016

Make time this summer to invest in your own professional development. Take advantage of opportunities to improve your communication, leadership or knowledge of UF business systems and processes. You can also earn certifications in these areas through our Managing at UF, Business Communications or Pro3 certifications.

In-unit faculty raises implemented

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On March 18, the University of Florida Board of Trustees (UBOT), following ratification of the collective bargaining agreement by the union membership, approved the agreement between UF and the United Faculty of Florida (UFF). This action cleared the way for the implementation of in-unit salary increases.

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.

Flex spending 2015 claim submissions due April 14

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Did you have a 2015 medical reimbursement and/or daycare reimbursement account? The IRS “use-it-or-lose-it” rule will apply to unused money remaining in your 2015 flexible spending account (FSA), so be sure to submit claims for 2015 expenses before the final filing date of April 14.

Is your address information up-to-date in the myUFL system?

By on April 6, 2016

Making a transition this summer? Employees should ensure their Local Home Data and Permanent Home Data addresses are updated in myUFL system by logging in and navigating to Self Service > My Account > Update My Directory Profile.

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

By on April 6, 2016

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.

Do you have questions about IRS Form 1095?

By on April 6, 2016

Beginning this year, the University of Florida was required to furnish each full-time employee and each full- or part-time employee who was enrolled in the State of Florida’s Group Health Insurance with a new IRS Form 1095.

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. The program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.

Fifty TEAMS employees selected in Higher Education Opportunity drawing

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The annual drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program was held on March 11 and resulted in 50 eligible applicants being selected to receive the HEO benefit.

O’Connell Center closed for renovations until December

By on April 6, 2016

On March 23, the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center arena and most support spaces were closed for renovations. The building is expected to be closed until December 2016.

Redesigned UFIT Training website is live

By on April 6, 2016

The newly redesigned UFIT Training website provides a completely reorganized view of technology training at UF, with many new resources for faculty and staff. All of UFIT’s training materials and workshop information is now housed in one place, rather than

Protect Yourself from Ransomware

By on April 6, 2016

Did you know hackers can lock you out of your computer or even encrypt it, and then hold your computer and its files for ransom? This type of malware is called Ransomware, and it forces victims to make an online payment to end the attack.

Beyond the Podium series to feature Q&A with ProctorU

By on April 6, 2016

As part of the Beyond the Podium series, the UF Office of Faculty Development & Teaching Excellence will present an online question-and-answer session with ProctorU on Friday, April 8, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Travel to Cuba now authorized without government approval

By on April 6, 2016

In a UF Administrative Memo dated March 16, Provost Joe Glover and Leonardo Villalon, dean of the UF International Center, clarified some of the recent changes in policy regarding travel to Cuba.

Diane Rowland: Championing sustainable farming for the Gator Good

By on April 6, 2016

You may have driven past UF’s farmland dozens of times in your commute across campus without giving it a second thought. But over the course of the past few years, a vision of how this space could be optimized for the benefit of faculty, staff and students—and indeed for the Gator Good—has been slowly germinating.

President Obama honors extraordinary early-career scientists

By on April 6, 2016

A faculty member from the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is among 106 researchers President Obama recently named as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Spotlight on Leadership: Harnessing Electronics for Effective Communications

By on April 6, 2016

This podcast episode highlights some of the benefits and pitfalls of e-communication and provides guidance on how make the most of technologies that enable us to connect efficiently and at a distance without compromising effectiveness in our communications.

CFO Update: April

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Congratulations to our Superior Accomplishment Award winners We’re very proud of the five CFO division employees who were recently recognized with Superior Accomplishment awards. Reserve your place for the Payroll and Tax Services Forum The first University Payroll and Tax

GBAS Jungle “SURVIVOR” Institute to examine critical thinking styles and skill

By on April 6, 2016

Collaborate with your GBAS tribe members in the highly anticipated GBAS Jungle “SURVIVOR” Quest and discover your natural critical thinking tendency. This event will be held on April 28 from 8:30am to 3:30 p.m. at the Reitz Union.

Faculty Search Tutorial updated

By on April 6, 2016

The Office of the Provost and Human Resource Services have launched an updated version of the Faculty Search Tutorial (PVO800) course. The purpose of this course is to provide guidelines and resources for committee members when participating in the search process for new faculty members.