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UF to host Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit in April

By on November 2, 2016

On April 6 and 7, the University of Florida will host the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities’ third summit on best practices in promoting and sustaining wellness in academic settings. The biannual conference, launched in 2013 at The

FLSA changes go into effect Dec. 1

By on November 2, 2016

As previously covered in UF at Work, changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will result in a significant number of positions becoming eligible for overtime pay when time worked exceeds 40 hours in a week. These changes will go into effect on Dec. 1 and are expected to affect upwards of 1,300 employees, primarily staff.

Ann Christiano: Championing the public interest through strategic communications

By on November 2, 2016

Christiano joined UF in 2010 as the Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, where she has developed the nation’s first public interest communication program, dedicated to using strategic communications to drive change. This spring, in partnership with UF Training and Organizational Development, Christiano and a team of communications professionals will launch a new Strategic Communications Academy designed for UF leaders and scholars.

2017 Benefits Open Enrollment ends Nov. 4

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During Open Enrollment employees can make changes and elections to State and UF benefit plans through the appropriate online portals. Elections made during OE are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

December Leave Cash-out period is Nov. 4–15

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TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave — regardless of FTE — during the pay period of Nov. 4 to 17, provided 40 hours of vacation leave remain on balance after the end of that pay period. Eligible participants will receive the cash-out payment in their Nov. 23 paycheck.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

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Did you know if you work full-time for the University of Florida you may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program?

New look and feel for UF login page, effective Nov. 6

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A new login page for all services requiring GatorLink authentication will go live on Sunday, Nov. 6. The login page has been redesigned to match the updated UF web template and brand standards launched in spring of 2016.

New UF Health travel health clinic offers health protection

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The clinic offers travelers vaccinations not generally available from their primary care physician.

November wellness programs target nutrition, diabetes

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Throughout November, UF-UF Health Shands Wellness is offering employees opportunities to improve their nutritional habits and awareness through several activities and special programs.

See how students turn waste into art during ‘Trashformations’ at the Florida Museum

By on November 2, 2016

Ever wonder how milk jugs morph into beautiful wading birds or how gears and gadgets become gigantic bugs? See how Alachua County middle school, high school and college students transform waste into works of art on Nov. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Windows to Wellness 2017: Save the date

By on November 2, 2016

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Office of Human Resource Services, in partnership with UF Health and GatorCare, will host the second annual Windows to Wellness event — a health and wellness fair designed with UF and UF Health employees in mind. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

Do you know of someone deserving of recognition?

By on November 2, 2016

The online nomination system for the 2017 Prudential Productivity Awards program, which annually honors state employees throughout Florida, is now open.

Cyberattacks on UF increasingly sophisticated

By on November 2, 2016

Recent phishing campaigns targeting UF faculty and staff have shown an increasing sophistication, posing an increasing threat to UF. While previous attempts were generally obvious due to spelling errors or recognizable mistakes in content or layout, recent phishing emails have been difficult to immediately distinguish from genuine, UF department-sent emails.

Social Security taxable wage base announced for 2017

By on November 2, 2016

In 2017, the Social Security wage base will increase to $127,200, up $8,700 from the 2016 wage base. The maximum Social Security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2017 is $7,886.40 ($127,200 x 6.2%).

Environmental Horticulture Department Club to host 20th annual poinsettia fundraiser Dec. 8 and 9

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Over 40 varieties will be offered for sale including traditional reds and novelties such as Visions of Grandeur, Orange Spice, Winter Rose and Ice Punch.

Participate in Gator Dining ‘DiningStyles’ online survey

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The five- to ten-minute survey aims to better understand campus lifestyle and preferences.

GatorWell launches second phase of Sexual Consent Health Communications Campaign

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The campaign focuses on the topic of consent with the purpose of reducing the incidence of sexual assault among our UF students.