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Faculty and Staff Climate Survey results to be released in June

By on June 1, 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. In June, a representative from Rankin & Associates — the consulting firm engaged to coordinate the survey — will be on campus to discuss high-level summaries of the findings from a university-wide perspective.

Work is underway on multi-year student systems initiative

By on June 1, 2016

Earlier this year, the University of Florida announced a multi-year effort to unify and modernize its student systems. Over the next five years, the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services — or COMPASS — will be implemented in a series of releases that began with the migration of self-service functions to ONE.UF in February.

UFIRST Awards implementation goes live July 5

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On July 5, the final phase of the UFIRST implementation will be complete when the awards module of the system is launched. Register now to attend one of the many scheduled sessions of RSH282, the UFIRST Awards training course, that begin June 2.

Department of Labor announces final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act

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On May 18, President Obama and Department of Labor (DOL) Sectary Thomas Perez announced the publication of the DOL’s final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL expects that the changes to the FLSA will extend overtime pay protections to more than 4 million workers.

Use your 2015-2016 personal days by June 30

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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 occurs.

GatorPerks has a new look!

By on June 1, 2016

UF employees searching for great deals on products and services can check out the new and improved GatorPerks employee discount program. GatorPerks now features expanded categories and new vendors offering exclusive discounts for UF staff and faculty.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for Summer B semester

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A popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff, the Employee Education Program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester. During the summer, a combined total of six credits taken during semesters A, B, and C may be covered by the EEP.

Sick leave cashout program to discontinue after June 2016

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Beginning July 1, 2016, 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. In 2011, the University Board of Trustees

New lynda.com login process provides free 24/7 access

By on June 1, 2016

The login page for lynda.com — the company with which UF partners to provide students and employees with access to online software and technology courses — has changed, resulting in a slightly different process for using the free service at UF.

Reminder: Be sure to report all work/life-event changes

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UF employees should report qualifying status events to University Benefits or their Human Resource Services satellite office within 60 days of the event date.

Jennifer Alonso: Fostering connection and healing through group therapy

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Under Jennifer Alonso's leadership, the UF Counseling and Wellness Center's group therapy program has blossomed to become one of the leading college programs in the country.

Jodi Gentry named vice president for Human Resources

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Following a national search, Jodi Gentry was recently selected as the vice president for Human Resources, effective June 1. She succeeds Paula Varnes Fussell, who retired from the University of Florida on May 31.

David W. Parrott appointed vice president for Student Affairs

By on June 1, 2016

In March, Dr. David W. Parrott was announced as UF’s new vice president for Student Affairs, effective June 1. Parrott comes to UF from Texas A&M University, where served as executive associate vice president and chief of staff in the Division of Student Affairs since 2008.

Pam Soltis elected to National Academy of Sciences

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Earlier this month, Distinguished Professor and Florida Museum of Natural History Curator Pam Soltis was elected into one of the most prestigious scientific organizations in the world — the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.

Spotlight on Leadership: Team Goals

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Most leaders acknowledge that setting and achieving goals are fundamental to team success. Yet only a small percentage of teams actually set, focus on, and achieve their goals.

Probationary periods introduced for exempt employees

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All employees hired after April 1, 2016 — now including exempt employees — will serve an initial six-month probationary period, with the exception of sworn law enforcement employees who serve a 12-month probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the hiring department will issue a one-year letter of appointment, which will continue to be renewable on an annual basis.

New 2016-17 Fringe Benefit Pool numbers announced

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In a May 11 UF Administrative Memo, Alan M. West, assistant vice president and university controller, announced the pooled fringe rates for the 2016-17 fiscal year.