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UF announces $250,000 in awards for UF-City of Gainesville research

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Annual staff performance appraisals due March 31

By on March 1, 2017

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.

A Physical Plant for the 21st century

By on March 1, 2017

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.

UF to welcome UCLA diversity and inclusion expert Mitchell Chang on March 23

By on March 1, 2017

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.

National summit devoted to building healthy academic communities at UF April 6 and 7

By on March 1, 2017

Online registration is now open to interested faculty, staff and students. UF and UF Health employees will receive a special discounted rate.

Does your department host summer activities for minors? Be sure to start personnel background checks early

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Join GatorPerks’ listserv to keep up-to-date with the latest UF employee discounts and offers

By on March 1, 2017

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!

Champions for Change Award nomination period is underway

By on March 1, 2017

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.

New university policy protects remote access

By on March 1, 2017

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.

352Creates event promotes health and a thriving community through creativity

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Step up your game with the 2017 Spring Walking Challenge

By on March 1, 2017

Over the course of four weeks, teams can track and record their daily steps and compete against other UF and UF Health employees.

March is Florida Bike Month

By on March 1, 2017

Consider joining in the celebration by biking to work or joining various bike events around town and throughout the state.

UF receives national recognition as bike-friendly and tree-friendly campus

By on March 1, 2017

The University of Florida recently received two recognitions for its efforts toward sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

It’s tax time! Avoid fraud and keep in mind new reporting requirements

By on March 1, 2017

The IRS PIN program helps thwart tax fraud by providing you with a unique PIN that must be used on your tax return.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Register for K-5 summer camps at the Florida Museum

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Drug-Free Workplace Statement summarizes UF policy

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for the summer semester

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Annual drawing awards tuition assistance to 50 children of TEAMS employees

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Thinking about retirement? FLARE illuminates the journey to financial security

By on March 1, 2017

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.

PPD Town Hall Meeting March 28

By on March 1, 2017

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.

Faculty and Staff Climate Initiative announces action items, introduces data tool

By on February 1, 2017

Over the summer and fall of 2016, the University of Florida held a series of town halls and forums designed to gather reactions to the results of UF’s Faculty and Staff Climate Survey as well as to begin to identify action items and next steps.