In February, the UF Faculty and Staff Climate Survey Working Group announced three areas on which it would focus to begin to address responses to the Fall 2015 Faculty-Staff Climate Survey and subsequent discussions held throughout 2016. The action items fell under the categories of Inclusiveness, Professional Advancement and Respect. This spring, a second wave of action items are being introduced to address issues of work-life integration and to provide the university community with examples of best practices to create a more inclusive environment.
In an effort to better accommodate nursing mothers at UF, the university is expanding its current offering of lactation rooms around campus by adding three new facilities. The new rooms are in the Marston Science Library, the Reitz Union and
His self-effacing laugh makes it clear that he has accepted his recent accolades with grace, but the professor of African-American history’s most recent book has catapulted him to new levels of notoriety in academia and beyond. The book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, won the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction, became a New York Times bestseller, and was called the most ambitious book of 2016 by the Washington Post.
Make time this summer to invest in your own professional development. Take advantage of opportunities to improve your leadership, knowledge of UF business systems and processes, or communication skills. You can also earn certifications in these areas through our Managing at UF, Business Communications, or Pro3 certifications. As always, UF T&OD’s full range of online courses is available anytime.
A call for applications for the 2017-18 UF Leadership Development programs sponsored by UF Training and Organizational Development and the Office of Human Resource Services is now underway, with an application deadline of May 1.
Brook Mercier has been appointed to serve as director of Employee Relations for UF Human Resources. Mercier has been serving in the role on an interim basis since mid-January and has been working in UFHR since 2006.
Teams of staff from across campus are diligently working on the multi-project COMPASS Program. The projects are all focused on modernizing the way UF receives and interacts with student data, from a students’ initial applications, through their academic career, and continuing as alumni.
Did you use all the money in your 2016 medical and childcare reimbursement accounts? Unused money remaining in your 2016 flexible spending account (FSA) is forfeited, so be sure to submit all claims for 2016 expenses before the final filing date of April 18.
Each quarter of 2017, the UF and UF Health Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter’s focus is on mental and emotional well-being. Join any of the free programs listed below to support your wellness this spring.
Speed date a science subject! Join the Florida Museum for an evening of science and snacks April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. At “Speed Science: Night at the Museum,” guests may ask scientists their most burning questions, one-on-one.
In response to your feedback regarding the cost of the convenience fee for the 8900, UF Procurement and Xerox have mutually agreed to amend the convenience fee on the model 8900 to match that of the 6605.
Employees on 9- and 10-month appointments will not have deductions taken over the summer months for UFSelect, GatorCare and/or state plans. Premiums for these employees’ elected coverage plan(s) are deducted in the fall and spring semesters to pay for coverage in the summer months.
State employees adopting a child previously in permanent custody of the Florida’s child welfare system may be eligible for a monetary adoption benefit. To be considered for benefits, applicants must apply by April 28.
The enrollment period for GatorGradCare summer-only coverage is now open. Summer-only coverage is effective May 16 to August 15. Students must be appointed .25 FTE or greater as a GA/TA/RA for the summer term to participate.
Student employees play a key role in UF's educational, research and operational excellence. Student Employee Appreciation Week is a great time to express appreciation for your student employee's hard work and contributions.
Effective March 6, MetLife Insurance Company USA is Brighthouse Life Insurance Company.
Several self-care opportunities are available this spring, including long-term courses and short workshops.
The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Florida Gym on 1864 Stadium Road in Room 235.
All University of Florida and UF Health Shands faculty and staff parking decals will expire on May 1, 2017. Please order your new decal by April 15 to assure receiving it on time and avoid parking citations. There are three ways to order.
At their meeting on February 16, the Faculty Senate approved the date of Homecoming 2017— October 6, 2017.