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What do you think about performance appraisals?

By on October 4, 2017

As part of its strategic commitment to improve the effectiveness of performance management, UF Human Resources is conducting a survey of TEAMS employees to gauge their thoughts about the current staff evaluation process.

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida announced this morning that it will close on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. As the state of Florida braces for one of the strongest hurricanes in history, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.

Survey to determine employee satisfaction with People First: Make your voice heard

By on March 1, 2017

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.

New online resources available for hiring managers and new employees

By on February 1, 2017

As part of its strategic commitment to preeminence through people, UFHR has launched an online “Hiring Center” designed to support the UF hiring process as well as a new online “Welcome Center.”

PPD Town Hall Meeting Feb. 14

By on February 1, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on February 14, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the Music Building Auditorium – Room 101, on Newell Drive. If you are part of the College of

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

By on January 11, 2017

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”

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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?

By on January 11, 2017

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

By on January 11, 2017

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.