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Windows to Wellness 2017 employee health and wellness fair Jan. 25

By on January 11, 2017

Start 2017 off on the right foot! Attend Windows to Wellness 2017, a one-day event filled with activities, information and resources designed to support you in your wellness journey. Benefits-eligible UF and UF Health employees are invited to the Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, to learn more about the many resources and programs available to them.

Campus Spotlight: Kenneth Allen

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At UF, Allen has been able to help the university’s emergency management procedures evolve and improve through a continual process. In recent years, Emergency Management has helped launch the GATORSAFE app for smartphones, help guide the university in establishing a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and established the Take Action guidance – a brief list of the most important actions to take in a number of emergency scenarios.

COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

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COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2017

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Whether or not you made changes during Open Enrollment, the New Year is a good time to review your paycheck to ensure your coverage selections are accurate.

Renovated O’Connell Center opens, new website launched

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The University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center has launched a new website to support the opening of its newly renovated arena. The website features news about upcoming events, activities and information on the use of facilities within the new building.

UF President’s Council on Diversity to host UNC chief diversity officer in February

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On Friday, Feb. 3, Rumay Alexander, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s interim chief diversity officer, will share her insights on leadership and advocacy for diversity and inclusive excellence in academia in a talk entitled “Inclusion, Legitimacy, Equity…They All Matter!”

Updated I-9 form mandatory beginning Jan. 22

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new version of the Form I-9 that will be mandatory beginning Jan. 22. Until then, either version of the Form I-9 is acceptable. The updated version is linked from the UFHR Forms page. The GatorStart/electronic onboarding version will be updated before Jan. 21.

UF Dropbox for Education provides easy file sharing for faculty and staff

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In May, 2016, UFIT launched the Dropbox for Faculty service. The service is now available to all faculty and staff to share files for academic, administrative, and research purposes using the same interface and functionalities everyone is accustomed to using.

Cornell scholar to discuss most highly publicized 20th century court battles

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On Friday, Feb. 3 the University of Florida Office of the President, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and the Levin College of Law will present two talks by Cornell University Dean and American Studies Professor Glenn Altschuler, who will draw on his discussion of trials in a just-published book, Ten Great American Trials: Lessons in Advocacy.

Healthy habits and “Twelve Tweaks”—more ways to discover your path to well-being throughout 2017

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At the Jan. 4 Wellness Wednesday talk, Dr. Tamara Warner, a clinical neuropsychologist at UF Health Shands Rehabilitation Hospital, shared a path for nurturing wellness, advising attendees to think of wellness as a cultivation that leads to harvest. According to Dr. Warner, goal setting fails when an individual views success as binary. For a different approach, Dr. Warner advised focusing less on goal setting and more on planting seeds aimed at growing healthy habits.

New exhibit ‘Frogs!’ leaps into Florida Museum Jan. 28

By on January 11, 2017

Experience some of the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and remarkably adaptable life forms on earth. Search for hidden frogs, activate calls and perform a virtual dissection in this hands-on, minds-on adventure allowing visitors to discover the important role frogs play—including serving as indicators for the health of our environment.

Join 352Creates March 24-25 to create a healthy community

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Now in its second year, 352Creates aims to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone. “Pop-up” style art activities will help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations.

Have you consented to retrieve your W-2 electronically?

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You can consent now to retrieve your W-2 for 2016 electronically in myUFL when it becomes available this month.

Be sure to watch your mail for important tax reporting documents

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In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2016 federal income tax reporting year. Information from IRS Form 1095-B and/or Form 1095-C must be included with individuals’ income tax return.

Has your department inadvertently received a tax credit notice?

By on January 11, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers to offer healthcare coverage to full-time employees. Employees have the opportunity to utilize the Healthcare Marketplace to obtain health insurance coverage and, as such, may qualify for a premium tax credit.

Traveling overseas for Spring Break? Get your passport from UF Mail and Document Services!

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UF Mail and Document Services provides the UF campus and the Gainesville community a variety of services including a Passport Acceptance Facility, print shop and mail facility.

Florida Prepaid open enrollment runs through Feb. 28

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Open enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan is underway and runs through February 28, 2017. Both the Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your children’s future college expenses.

University committee nominations deadline extended to Jan. 31

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Each year the University of Florida offers faculty the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards, and councils.

Self-move mileage reimbursements decrease slightly this month

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Beginning January 1, the standard mileage rate for moving purposes decreased two cents to 17 cents per mile.

GatorGradCare Spring/Summer Enrollment deadline is January 30

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Spring/summer GatorGradCare coverage is effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Register today for GBAS Spring Workshop

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The GBAS workshop will provide a hands-on experience using tools for analytical problem solving and decision making.