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University takes measures to prepare for Richard Spencer event

By on October 9, 2017

Keeping the safety and security of the university’s faculty, staff in students foremost in mind, the University of Florida has allowed the National Policy Institute to rent the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for a speaking event with the institute’s president, white nationalist Richard Spencer.

Benefits Open Enrollment runs Oct. 16 through Nov. 3

By on October 4, 2017

During Open Enrollment, employees can make changes and elections to state and UF benefit plans that will take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Here’s how you can get ready for this year’s Open Enrollment, which runs Oct. 16-Nov. 3.

UF community comes together in support during and after Hurricane Irma

By on October 4, 2017

In the days leading up to, during and after Hurricane Irma, many faculty, staff and students rallied to support one another by giving their time, efforts and financial support.

Julie Waters: Helping the Florida Museum celebrate a century

By on October 4, 2017

After many meetings and much deliberation, the Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum exhibit was conceived. Spearheading the project was exhibit developer Julie Waters.

Enroll in the Sick Leave Pool through Oct. 31

By on October 4, 2017

Qualifying University of Florida employees may apply for membership in the Sick Leave Pool during its open enrollment period, Oct. 1-31. Applications must be received by UFHR Benefits by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Avoiding fraud during Open Enrollment—and throughout the year

By on October 4, 2017

The recent Equifax data breach as well as the rise in phishing targeting UF email accounts remind us all of the need to be extra careful when updating, sharing or accessing protected information. Employees are encouraged to be especially vigilant during Open Enrollment for phishing attempts by email and by telephone.

UF Strategic Development Plan wins Society for College and University Planning award

By on October 4, 2017

UF’s Strategic Development Plan to create a national model for “town-and-gown” relationships — guided by Chief Operating Officer Charles Lane — earned the 2017 “Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus” award. 

Focus on food for better health

By on October 4, 2017

This fall, UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday presentations focus on ways to improve your nutritional habits for better overall health.

Field & Fork Food Drive Competition kicks off this month

By on October 4, 2017

Help a fellow Gator by donating non-perishable proteins and grains or other food and toiletries to the Alan & Cathy Hitchcock Pantry during the month of October. Departments can compete by collecting the most food and funds. The winning department will receive a delivery of party snacks to celebrate their efforts.

Explore commuting options, electric vehicles and more at Sustainable Transportation Fair

By on October 4, 2017

UF’s annual Sustainable Transportation Fair will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the northeast corner of the Reitz Union lawn, behind the Hub and Marston Science Library. The fair provides UF employees and students with opportunities to learn more about sustainable transportation, commuting options and more.

UF Benefits & Wellness Fair bigger and better than ever!

By on October 4, 2017

Don’t miss this one-day event filled with information, activities and resources designed with UF employees in mind. The Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 

UF first in Florida to crack U.S. News list of top 10 best public universities

By on October 4, 2017

The University of Florida came in at No. 9 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Spotlight on Leadership: Mastering Conflict through Self-Awareness

By on October 4, 2017

Self-awareness is a crucial piece of conflict management. In those moments when stakes are high, opinions differ and emotions are at full play, being aware of and knowing yourself can make the difference between resolution and escalation.

Flu shots available throughout October

By on October 4, 2017

The Student Health Care Center is offering flu shots for faculty and staff at outreach events on campus throughout the months of September and October.

Nomination deadlines for Superior Accomplishment, Prudential Productivity Awards approaching

By on October 4, 2017

Faculty and staff have until Oct. 31 to nominate someone for a University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award, while nominations for the statewide Prudential Productivity Awards are due Nov. 10.

Higher Education Opportunity scholarship application deadline is Nov. 1

By on October 4, 2017

The University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

Did you participate in the Employee Education Program during 2017?

By on October 4, 2017

Per IRS regulations, only the first $5,250 of the tuition waiver provided by the Employee Education Program benefit is non-taxable.  Any amount in excess of $5,250 is taxable income to the employee and must be taxed and included on the employee’s W-2 for the year.

New outdoor fitness adventure class begins Oct. 11

By on October 4, 2017

UF faculty and staff are invited to meet at the north end zone inside the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium beginning Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for an outdoor fitness adventure class. The class will be piloted for four weeks in October with a regular schedule to be announced in 2018.

Gator CSA, HealthStreet Fresh Wagon provide fruits and vegetables on campus

By on October 4, 2017

The Gator Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and HealthStreet/Fresh Wagon provide two opportunities to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables right on campus.

UF community exhibits care and concern during difficult times

By on September 7, 2017

For the past few weeks, the university’s administration has grappled with difficult conversations and made challenging decisions regarding the presence of a controversial speaker on campus and the potential threat of associated violence and disruption. During this time, faculty, staff and students have come together for discussions and to support one another in a way that reflects the deep care and concern that exist in our community.