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CFO Update for May

By on May 5, 2016

This month's CFO Update features: 2015-2016 Fiscal Year End Closing, New Contract for Photocopying and Finishing Services and Procure2Pay Workshop.

Superior Accomplishment Awards honor outstanding and meritorious service

By on May 4, 2016

Nearly 400 employees gathered at the J. Wayne Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom on April 14 for the 2016 Superior Accomplishment Awards ceremony.  This annual program recognizes staff and faculty members who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or

CoMap survey results illustrate connections, areas of potential

By on May 4, 2016

At a public forum held on Monday, May 2, UF leaders and representatives of the Elkus Manfredi and Dumont Janks consulting firms shared with approximately 60 attendees the results of the CoMap survey conducted for two weeks in April. More than 2,200 faculty, staff, students and community members completed the survey, which asked participants to place icons to indicate where they live, work and socialize as well as to outline their typical transportation routes.

Town hall meetings, open forums will provide opportunities to share and discuss results of Faculty & Staff Climate Survey

By on May 4, 2016

Designed to help determine how well the university fosters an overall sense of belonging for its faculty and staff, the UF Faculty and Staff Climate Survey was available for completion from Oct. 27 through Nov. 27 of 2015.

2016 Prudential Productivity Award winners announced

By on May 4, 2016

The Prudential Productivity Awards, an annual event honoring state employees throughout Florida, has announced its winners for 2016, including four winners from the University of Florida.

New “essential personnel” policy addresses compensation during emergency closing

By on May 4, 2016

During times when the university closes due to an emergency, essential personnel may still be required to work. The University of Florida recently developed a policy regarding the compensation of essential personnel during an emergency closing.

Employees must report 2015-2016 compensatory leave use by June 2

By on May 4, 2016

All non-exempt TEAMS and USPS employees as well as exempt USPS employees may use overtime and/or special compensatory leave through the end of the fiscal year—June 30—but the leave must be entered into the Elapsed Timesheet in the myUFL system no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 2.

Use your 2015-2016 personal days by June 30

By on May 4, 2016

If you have unused TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, now is the time to use those days. USPS personal holidays and TEAMS/faculty personal leave days will expire if they are not used by the end of the pay period in which June 30 (the end of the fiscal year) occurs. The last day to use your personal days for 2015-2016 is June 30.

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

By on May 4, 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. Premiums for these employees’ elected coverage(s) are deducted in the fall and spring semesters in order to cover the summer months.

Final phase of UFIRST implementation slated for July 5 go-live

By on May 4, 2016

In an effort to significantly improve the way it administers research, the Office of Research introduced the University of Florida Integrated Research Support Tool—or UFIRST—in the spring of 2015. On July 5, the final phase of the UFIRST implementation will be complete when the awards module of the system is launched.

Office of Research announces launch of Research Training Utility

By on May 4, 2016

Based on feedback received from researchers, the Office of Research has developed a tool enabling users to identify the mandatory training needed to conduct research at UF. The tool generates a list of mandatory trainings that need to be completed, in response to a brief series of questions designed to identify your research activities.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for summer semesters

By on May 4, 2016

The Employee Education Program (EEP) is a valuable 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.

Are you retiring soon?

By on May 4, 2016

Employee retirement actions entered in the myUFL system are reported to the State of Florida and PeopleFirst, and retirees are automatically enrolled in state retiree health coverage. This is a one-time acceptance opportunity; retiree health insurance premiums must be accepted and paid by the due date or retiree coverage is forfeited permanently.

Sick leave cashout program to discontinue after June 2016

By on May 4, 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, payments for sick leave will no longer be made for any type of separation from employment for TEAMS, USPS and faculty who are not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Is your physician part of your insurance provider’s network?

By on May 4, 2016

Prior to receiving medical care, employees are encouraged to contact their health insurance provider (Florida Blue, AvMed, etc.) to ensure that the facility or physician is part of the network. Changes to provider networks occur frequently without prior notice. Services provided at non-network providers may result in higher out-of-pockets costs to participants or denial of medical claims.

University Press announces great discounts for Mother’s & Father’s Days

By on May 4, 2016

Find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day, graduation, or Father’s Day with University Press of Florida’s Moms, Dads, and Grads Sale! Visit www.upf.com and order before June 19 to receive 20 to 40 percent off your order as well as discount shipping.

“Aloha” to a leader with a heart

By on May 4, 2016

On a sweltering late-April afternoon, a crowd of friends, family, colleagues and UF leaders packed the patio and spilled over onto the lawn at University House to celebrate the career of Paula Varnes Fussell, UF’s vice president for Human Resource