Viewing: October, 2016

Eligible employees granted administrative leave due to Hurricane Matthew closure

By on October 6, 2016

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the University of Florida closed at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, and remained closed through Sunday, Oct. 9. Administrative leave is being granted to eligible employees who were scheduled to work during this time. Anyone who was

Learn more about upcoming FLSA changes at Oct. 28 information session

By on October 6, 2016

For those who would like more detailed information about upcoming FLSA changes, Human Resource Services will host an information session on Friday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 120 of the HR Building.

2017 Benefits Open Enrollment begins Oct. 17

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UF’s employee benefits Open Enrollment will be held Oct. 17 – Nov. 4. During Open Enrollment, employees can make changes and elections to state and UF benefit plans through the appropriate online portals. Elections made during Open Enrollment will be effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Graham Center Director David Colburn offers election perspectives and insights

By on October 6, 2016

As a Vietnam veteran and a prominent American historian, Colburn believes deeply in the importance of strengthening the nation’s democratic institutions — a mission he tackles each day as the director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. We sat down with Colburn to get his take on the upcoming presidential election, Florida’s influence as a battleground state and the role that young voters will play in the election outcome.

Sick Leave Pool Open Enrollment Runs Oct. 1 – 31

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Qualifying University of Florida employees may apply for membership in the Sick Leave Pool during its open enrollment period from Oct. 1 – 31. All applications must be received by the Sick Leave Pool administrator in the UF Benefits office by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Open enrollment for the Sick Leave Pool is a separate process from Benefits’ Open Enrollment and has its own deadlines.

New strategic communications academy coming this spring Applications are due Nov. 30

By on October 6, 2016

Communication skills are fundamental to building credibility, establishing prominence and creating effective collaborations. With this in mind, the UF College of Journalism and Communications and UF Training & Organizational Development are introducing a new professional development program that will provide participants a unique opportunity to elevate their strategic thinking and communication skills.

UF launches landmark initiative for carbon neutrality

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The program is designed to allow faculty and staff employees of the University of Florida to voluntarily offset the carbon impact of their commutes to and from campus.

Scott Nygren Scholars Studio opens at Library West

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The Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, located in Rm. 212 of Library West, is an emerging community center for digital scholarship (DS) and digital humanities (DH) at the University of Florida. Open to faculty and graduate students, the Studio aims to support collaborative research and practice, offering the technology necessary for users to make new intellectual contributions in their fields.

Physical Plant Division to host town hall meetings with Business Administration Oct. 12

By on October 6, 2016

UF’s Physical Plant Division of Business Affairs will be hosting Town Hall Meetings on campus during 2016 and 2017. They will meet with the College of Business Administration on Oct. 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Hough Hall, Room

Resources for Raising a Healthy Eater

By on October 6, 2016

A recent UF IFAS study shows that nudges may help children pick a healthier school lunch. As a parent or caregiver, you can provide helpful nudges at home to establish healthy eating patterns and encourage increased fruit and vegetable consumption.

Explore the stars and space at ‘Starry Night’ Nov. 4

By on October 6, 2016

Join the Museum for this FREE, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions!

Your Voice. Your UF. Your Ideas.

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Join the conversation in-person or online to share your ideas.

2017 Prudential Productivity Awards nominations due Nov. 15

By on October 6, 2016

The online nomination system for the 2017 Prudential Productivity Awards program, which annually honors state employees throughout Florida, is now open. In addition to honoring innovative and cost-saving accomplishments, the awards program recognizes the measurable contributions, increased productivity and added value of individuals and teams.

COMPASS explored new functionality and requirements with campus representatives in September

By on October 6, 2016

Through a series of six COMPASS information gathering sessions held over four days, representatives from UF colleges and units assembled to share their areas’ unique business requirements on topics relating to the development of the new student systems.

2016 UF Campaign for Charities: Gators Give! Oct. 3–21

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The University of Florida Campaign for Charities (UFCC) is the annual employee giving campaign.

Flu shots available for faculty and staff at outreach events throughout campus

By on October 6, 2016

The UF Student Health Care Center is hosting flu shot outreach events for students, faculty and staff throughout the months of September and October. Flu shots will also be available at the UF Benefits Fair on Oct. 27.

Spotlight on Leadership: Six Effective Leadership Styles

By on October 6, 2016

In this podcast episode, listeners will learn one of the primary roles they have as leaders. It may come as a surprise to many that this role is one of creating emotional resonance within the workplace through choosing a leadership style to align with given situations.