Earlier this year, President Fuchs announced a salary increase plan for University of Florida faculty and staff. Under this program, faculty, postdoctoral associates and staff who were hired on or before June 30, 2016, will receive a 1.5 percent across-the-board salary increase effective Jan. 1, 2017.
During the summer and fall of 2016, UFHR reached out to colleges and units throughout the university to conduct an intake of UF’s needs and priorities as they relate to achieving preeminence through people. Out of this work, UFHR identified four guiding principles to direct its efforts in the months and years to come— Drive Results; Promote Inclusiveness; Be Agile, Forward-Thinking and Bold; and Model Excellence — that have informed the creation of its long-term goals and short-term priorities.
Due to a recent federal injunction, proposed changes in federal overtime rules, via the Fair Labor Standard Act, are on hold.
As 2016 draws to a close, UFHR is pleased to provide the following holiday and end-of-year tips and reminders. As always, if you have questions or concerns about your time off, benefits, pay or other issues related to your employment at UF, we encourage you to contact our Service Center at (352) 392-2HRS (2477). We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!
Stacy Ellis, the Baby Gator Child Development and Research Centers’ new director, has observed first-hand the organization’s rapid expansion, first throughout her career as a Ph.D. student in the College of Education in the early 2000s, and later when she joined the centers as a teacher, then assistant director.
The University of Florida’s impact has been felt throughout the state, and especially in Miami-Dade County through current students, parents, alumni, research and program partnerships, and shared aspirations. To consolidate some of the current activities there, a new office will open in Coral Gables in early spring 2017.
The University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing signed a record 122 licenses and options and launched 17 startup companies in fiscal year 2015-16, topping last year’s total of 85 licenses by 43 percent.
A new app, Chard Snyder Mobile, is now available to participants in its flexible spending accounts (FSA) and HSA Advantage accounts. The app enables participants to use their smartphones or tablets to access their accounts, view claims and receipts and file for reimbursement.
As UF employees, we are all responsible for safeguarding the University’s valuable financial resources. Every member of the University community has the responsibility to report any actions or activities of concern.
Start 2017 off on the right foot! UFHR Wellness is pleased to host this one-day event filled with activities, information and resources designed to support you in your wellness journey.
In addition to the wide range of discounts available to employees through UF’s GatorPerks program, employees also can take advantage of special offers from the UF Bookstore, University Press and the Florida Museum of Natural History this month.
After hundreds of interviews with local residents, the University of Florida took the next step toward forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community when it revealed the findings of its strategic development process. An eastward focus, a strengthened connection to downtown and housing shifts were among the recommendations.
Improve your skills. Get better results. Help your team and UF make a positive difference. UF Training & Organizational Development is committed to helping faculty, staff and teams at UF improve their performance, achieve their goals and make an impact.
Renovations including new and widened pedestrian sidewalks, infrastructure improvements, plans to preserve the lawn and tree canopy, and more are expected to last about six months.
UFIT recently transferred management of the myUFL homepage, or “splash page,” to the Office of University Relations. The splash page was also upgraded to match the appearance of the university’s new web template launched earlier this year.
As part of an ongoing effort to drive excellence and attract the best and brightest faculty, staff and students, the UF Physical Plant Division is undertaking a campus-wide facility review that will include short-, mid- and long-term strategic planning initiatives.
A joint effort of the Florida TaxWatch, the Florida Council of 100, and the State of Florida, the Prudential Productivity Awards are presented annually to honor state employees throughout Florida who have significantly increased productivity in delivering state services and products. In addition to honoring innovative and cost-saving accomplishments, the awards program recognizes the measurable contributions and added value of individuals and teams.
Each year, the University of Florida offers faculty the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards and councils. A list of these groups and a nomination form can be found at UF Faculty Senate website. Completed forms should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 16.
University of Florida Genetics Institute member Anna-Lisa Paul, PhD, has been named president-elect of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research. The ASGSR is a collection of international researchers dedicated to promoting the study of “how living organisms and physical systems respond to gravity.”
UF’s Division of Sponsored Programs and Contracts & Grants will once again offer a professional development series that provides research administrators throughout the university with “a lifeline” to the research community.
Weekly offerings in meditation, qigong and yoga classes are appropriate for individuals with any skill level.
Looking for a way to lose weight and get healthier? A new weight management program is now available at UF’s Bradford, Columbia, Putnam, Flagler, Hamilton and Madison Extension Offices. The no-cost healthy lifestyle program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, aims to help participants lose weight, increase fitness, improve nutrition and manage stress. Compensation for travel to sessions will be provided. For more information, please call (352) 273-5235.
It's possible to be vigilant about cyber-crime and still enjoy holiday shopping. Here are some tips, whether you are searching for that perfect gift at the mall or on your phone.
The Employee Education Program, or EEP, enables full-time UF Academic Personnel, TEAMS employees, and USPS employees who have been employed in good standing for at least six months to receive tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of instruction per semester at the state university closest to their work location.