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Faculty and staff to receive 1.5 percent salary increase effective Jan. 1

By on December 7, 2016

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.

UFHR’s Strategic Commitment: Achieving preeminence through people

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Future of new federal overtime rules uncertain

By on December 7, 2016

Due to a recent federal injunction, proposed changes in federal overtime rules, via the Fair Labor Standard Act, are on hold.

Happy Holidays from Human Resource Services!

By on December 7, 2016

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—leading Baby Gator to even greater heights

By on December 7, 2016

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.

UF Coral Gables consolidates services in Miami-Dade County

By on December 7, 2016

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.

A record-breaking year for UF startups and OTL

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Chard Snyder introduces new mobile app for FSA, HSA accounts

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Help protect UF from fraud

By on December 7, 2016

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.

A health and wellness fair designed with UF employees in mind

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Enjoy UF discounts on apparel, books, collectibles and more this holiday season

By on December 7, 2016

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.

UF reveals Strategic Development Plan

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Registration for spring personal and professional development training courses now underway

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Plaza of the Americas renovations underway

By on December 7, 2016

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.

New process for reserving space on myUFL splash page

By on December 7, 2016

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.

PPD to undertake campus-wide facility review

By on December 7, 2016

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.

Prudential Productivity Awards nominations deadline extended to Dec. 9

By on December 7, 2016

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.