HRS Communications

New Faculty Orientation scheduled for Aug. 16 and 17

By on July 12, 2017

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.

New legislation brings big changes to the FRS

By on July 12, 2017

State Senate Bill 7022, passed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Governor Scott, makes several important changes to state retirement plans.

Spotlight on Leadership: Team Communication

By on July 12, 2017

This month’s Spotlight on Leadership features an infographic on team communication. Learn about the connection between communication and successful project management as well as strategies leaders can take to foster strong team communication.

UFIT to offer Course Mapping Camp Aug. 9 and 10

By on July 12, 2017

New and returning instructors can learn how to create a pedagogically sound blueprint for online, flipped or hybrid courses during a “Course Mapping Camp” to be held Aug. 9 and 10 at Turlington Hall. The camp is free and open to all instructors regardless of discipline and is limited to the first 20 enrollees.

Participate in Managers-Only Cohort to complete Supervisory Challenge with peer UF leaders

By on July 12, 2017

If you are a manager, you have a unique opportunity to complete the “Managing at UF: The Supervisory Challenge” certificate with a cohort of peers.  Participating in the cohort can provide managers with a forum in which to discuss issues related to leadership and management with like-minded leaders on campus.

Creative B Movie Series explores balance between science and art through time travel

By on July 12, 2017

Friday nights through July 28, the Florida Museum and Creative B will host free movie screenings and explore the balance between science and art. In honor of the museum’s 100th anniversary, this year's films will incorporate a time-travel element and include a discussion with an expert panel.

Don’t miss out on summer savings with GatorPerks

By on July 12, 2017

Visit the website today to discover discounts on travel, theme parks and more!

Congratulations, UF CARD: Celebrating 25 years of service

By on July 12, 2017

The Center for Autism & Related Disabilities now serves more than 3,500 constituents in 14 counties.

Supervisors can now approve time quickly and easily via ONE.UF

By on July 12, 2017

UFIT recently completed updates to the ONE.UF portal. ONE.UF’s new public-facing landing page now provides information about current and upcoming features as well as a revamped search engine that enables users to quickly navigate to self-service tasks. 

Fear Facers Day Camp helps kids with obsessive-compulsive disorder

By on July 12, 2017

This summer, UF Health is hosting Fear Facers Day Camp. Children and adolescents with OCD and/or anxiety are invited to join a one- or two-week camp session starting July 24. In addition to daily therapy, children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors while having fun.

UF MBA now offering full scholarships

By on July 12, 2017

The UF MBA full-time program at the Hough Graduate School of Business recently announced it would begin offering 100 percent tuition scholarships starting with the 2018 application cycle.

2017 Prudential Productivity Award winners announced

By on June 7, 2017

The Prudential Productivity Awards, an annual event honoring state employees throughout Florida, has announced its winners for 2017, including the following winners from the University of Florida.

Lisa Deal: Taking UF Procurement from tactical to strategic

By on June 7, 2017

As an undergraduate political science major who immersed herself in the performing arts at a small liberal arts college, UF Procurement director Lisa Deal never imagined herself leading the purchasing department of one of the largest universities in the country.

Spotlight on Leadership: Transparency

By on June 7, 2017

This episode of Reflections on Leadership explores the influence effective and ineffective transparency can have on working relationships. It also presents seven strategies leaders can use to create a culture of transparency.

Zika Health Advisory

By on June 7, 2017

The Florida Department of Health recently issued a reminder about the ongoing presence of Zika virus, which is known to cause severe birth defects. Recent tropical rains mean the entire University of Florida community must remain vigilant in preventing the Zika virus.

New features coming to ONE.UF June 10

By on June 7, 2017

On June 10, ONE.UF will launch a new public landing page, student workspace and staff workspace, along with other features.

SunPass, vehicle titles reminders from Asset Management

By on June 7, 2017

You can help your department save money and processing time for toll charges by providing an active SunPass for faculty and staff driving state vehicles on toll roads.

Be sure to respond to dependent documentation requests from state

By on June 7, 2017

Effective May 15, the Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) began requesting documents as part of a monthly quality assurance review to confirm that an employee’s dependents—newly added and existing—are eligible for insurance coverage.

Procurement process demystified

By on June 7, 2017

What do cadavers, an equine treadmill and a telescope that now lives in the Canary Islands have in common? UF Procurement Services played a large part in acquiring all of the above items for the university—but its role and the benefits it provides to the community go beyond purchasing.

Fresh Wagon brings fresh fruits and veggies to an area near you

By on June 7, 2017

Do you wish you had farm-fresh food available near you? Well, HealthStreet and Fresh Wagon have partnered to increase food security in the community.

Disability Resource Center working to reframe disability

By on June 7, 2017

This past year, the Disability Resource Center took proactive steps to reframe disability at the University of Florida.

Did You Know? Enhanced UF Dropbox for Education Service is FREE!

By on June 7, 2017

UF faculty and staff can get a free Dropbox for Education account.

Raise Your Hand for Florida 4-H

By on June 7, 2017

Currently, National 4-H Council is sponsoring a Grow True Leaders campaign, asking 4-H friends and alumni to participate in a “Raise Your Hand” for 4-H campaign.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for the summer semester

By on June 7, 2017

The Employee Education Program provides eligible faculty and staff with tuition assistance.

Use your 2016-2017 personal days by June 30

By on June 7, 2017

If you have unused TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, now is the time to use those days.

Gators Volunteer: A new way to bring the Gator Good to Gainesville

By on May 3, 2017

UF has introduced Gators Volunteer as a new way for UF faculty and staff to connect with charities in need of volunteers.

UF road closures to affect campus traffic throughout summer months

By on May 3, 2017

Utility upgrades in the vicinity of the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road are nearing completion of design, and construction is eminent.

UF-City of Gainesville research award winners announced

By on May 3, 2017

The University of Florida’s Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer has announced it will award more than $300,000 in research awards to seven UF-City of Gainesville research projects.

Spring resources for self-care designed to help you thrive

By on May 3, 2017

A series of Guided Relaxation Sessions for faculty and staff will be offered in May throughout campus. Guided relaxation is a gentle introduction to stress management through meditation. This practice also helps you become more in tune with your body, which can in turn lead to healthier decisions about eating, sleep and exercise.