UF’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer recently announced it is seeking proposals from faculty for research projects that utilize the campus and greater Gainesville community as a living laboratory to address real-world problems in our local community.
The standard evaluation period for all USPS and TEAMS employees is March 1, 2016, through Feb. 28, 2017, with appraisals to be completed and signed by March 31.
In September of last year, Mark Helms took on the role of assistant vice president for the Physical Plant Division. Helms came to the position with more than 30 years of university-related operations and maintenance experience and most recently held the position of director of facilities operations at Virginia Tech.
Building on the awareness about diversity and inclusion generated at events held earlier this year — including the Provost’s Symposium on implicit bias in January and the Council on Diversity’s day of events featuring Professor Rumay Alexander of UNC-Chapel Hill in February — UF will host Professor Mitchell Chang of UCLA as a third speaker on the topics in March.
Online registration is now open to interested faculty, staff and students. UF and UF Health employees will receive a special discounted rate.
If your department is planning a camp, event or program involving minors between April 1 and Sept. 1, be sure to consult and register with the Office of Youth Conference Services prior to the start of your activity.
Whether you’re planning a spring break road trip or a night on the town, be sure to check GatorPerks for exclusive discount offers first!
A partnership between the Office of Sustainability and Healthy Gators, the Champions for Change Awards recognize individuals or groups in the UF community who have made significant contributions in the areas of sustainability and health during their time at UF. All nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 13, and recipients will be recognized during the Campus Earth Day Celebration in April.
A new UF Remote Access Policy was recently introduced to protect university resources and data from attack and unauthorized internet access. The policy defines how UF will allow remote access connection to its information systems and networks and requires all methods used to connect remotely to a UF system or service be approved by the Vice President and CIO.
For the second consecutive year, a network of UF, UF Health and Gainesville organizations and businesses are hosting community-wide “pop-up” style art activities that aim to help promote health and community engagement in unexpected ways and locations.
Over the course of four weeks, teams can track and record their daily steps and compete against other UF and UF Health employees.
Consider joining in the celebration by biking to work or joining various bike events around town and throughout the state.
The University of Florida recently received two recognitions for its efforts toward sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.
The IRS PIN program helps thwart tax fraud by providing you with a unique PIN that must be used on your tax return.
The state’s Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) feature an annual grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses from Jan. 1 through March 15.
The Florida Museum of Natural History invites students to dive into the sciences and investigate natural history through activities and hands-on exploration during summer camps.
Between Monday, March 6, and Friday, March 17, the State of Florida’s Department of Management Services will e-mail a survey to 25,000 randomly selected active and retired state employees to determine satisfaction with the state’s benefits administrator, People First.
The University of Florida is committed to providing a campus environment free from the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of alcohol and drugs. To enhance this commitment, the university has adopted and implemented programs that seek to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by university community members.
The Employee Education Program provides eligible faculty and staff with tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester. In the summer, a combined total of six credits taken during semesters A, B, and C may be covered.
The drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program for the 2017-18 academic year will be held on Monday, March 27, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Human Resource Services Building, Room 120.
UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) program offers retirement resources, including retirement and education planning courses, to help UF employees find the balance between making ends meet today and a comfortable future. FLARE courses can help you make educated decisions regarding personal finance and retirement.
The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on March 28 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Veterinary Academic Building: Lecture Hall B, Room V1-103, on SW 16th Avenue.