While the University of Florida worked to ensure the safety and well-being of our community in the weeks leading up to the National Policy Institute’s event held on the UF campus on Oct. 19, no one could have predicted how events would unfold that day. But as President Fuchs wrote in an Alligator column just hours after the event concluded, “The whole world was watching, and the whole world saw how we responded to a hateful and despicable bully.”
If you are a TEAMS employee, you may be eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave during the pay period of Nov. 3 to 14 if you have at least 40 hours of vacation leave remaining
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.
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.
Beginning this fall, exploring your benefits options at UF will have a different look and feel. UFHR is pleased to present ALEX, an online, virtual benefits counselor designed to make exploring and choosing the best benefits options for you and
Thrive @ UF is a professional development program designed with a focus on core skills. Whether you are beginning your career or an established professional, this certificate program gives all employees at the University of Florida the opportunity to build professional skills and maximize performance.
In July, UF Human Resources welcomed the newest member of its leadership team, Assistant Vice President Maureen De Armond, who shared her early impressions of the University of Florida and a bit more about herself with us during her first week with UFHR.
Hurricane season is upon us and continues through Nov. 30. In preparing for the start of the fall semester, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.
UF's Benefits and Wellness Fair will take place at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Champions Club.
On Wednesday, Aug. 2, UF Mindfulness Project Leader Sabine Grunwald, Ph.D., spoke about how to use mindfulness to enhance work performance by cultivating emotional balance as part of UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday series. Join us for next month’s Wellness Wednesday, Strategies for Managing Stress with Heidi Radunovich, on September 6 from noon – 1pm.
1The Florida Museum recently unveiled the “Discovery Zone,” a permanent interactive exhibit. Designed for children 8 and under, the exhibition provides opportunities for families to discover and learn together.
Register online via mytraining.ufl.edu.
Each year, the Benefits Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to elect or make changes to your state and UF benefit plans. This year’s Open Enrollment period will be Oct. 16 – Nov. 3, with changes made effective Jan. 1, 2018. In preparation, be sure your mailing address is up-to-date in the myUFL system.
On Aug. 1, the University of Florida introduced a new international health insurance plan that will provide coverage for UF faculty, staff and graduate students traveling abroad for conferences, research or other job-related activities.
Need to improve your skills or learn a new software package for your current position? Lynda.com is an online training program provided free to all faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.
Research suggests taking breaks at work can have a positive impact on how you feel and perform at work, so why not make the effort to use your break time to its fullest? Join one or both of the programs below to bring more energy to your day.
Normal payroll deductions for health, life, optional and supplemental insurance for state and UF plans will resume with the Sept. 1 paycheck to align with the nine- and ten- month appointment pay cycle.
UF’s All Access textbook program continues to expand for Fall 2017, with nearly 100 courses participating across the university. The program has saved students $5 million since it was created in 2013.
The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).
Does your department sell goods or advertising, provide services, and/or rent equipment or space to students, alumni or the public? These are some of the most common activities that can generate unrelated business income for UF. Conducting these activities may require annual reporting and potential taxation of the income generated.
Available to eligible UF faculty and staff, this popular program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.
The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significant tuition reduction rate. The TEP scholarship application deadline is October 31.
Graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants appointed .25 FTE or greater may participate in GatorGradCare health insurance. Please note that GatorGradCare enrollment is not automatic; all eligible participants, including returning students previously enrolled, must submit a 2017-2018 enrollment to participate in the plan.
On July 12, UF President Kent Fuchs announced a salary increase pool of 3 percent for University of Florida faculty and staff to provide merit increases during the coming academic year.
In an effort to simplify the benefits election process for new employees, as well as to make Open Enrollment less stressful for current employees, UFHR is introducing this new online tool for anyone who wants a better understanding of the comprehensive benefits offered at UF.
Innovative approaches to telling the UF story and presenting the university’s news in dynamic, cutting-edge ways that can also pierce the highly competitive social media landscape are integral to University Communications’ newest strategic approach to branding the University of Florida.
UF President Kent Fuchs recently announced the University of Florida will hire 500 new faculty to further enhance teaching and research and to continue to be one of the very best research universities in the nation.
Each quarter of 2017, the UF and UF Health Wellness Committee, along with GatorCare, focuses on a different wellness topic. This quarter focuses on wellness at work.
To welcome new faculty to the University of Florida and provide information about available resources and services, UF Human Resources will be hosting this year’s New Faculty Orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 16, and Thursday, Aug. 17, at Emerson Alumni Hall.
State Senate Bill 7022, passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott, makes several important changes to state retirement plans.