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Jan. 16 myUFL portal upgrade: What you need to know

By on January 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, myUFL will undergo an upgrade that will make the portal mobile-friendly, compatible with all internet browsers and adaptable to any smartphone, tablet or large-screen device. The portal will continue to be an entry point for accessing HR and financial systems as well as student information. Menu options and access will continue to be based on approved security roles.

What makes you successful at work?

By on January 10, 2018

As part of UFHR’s strategic commitment and building on the successes of the UF OnTarget project, Classification & Compensation is undergoing a comprehensive review of the skills and competencies associated with TEAMS job titles across the university. Please complete an anonymous 5-minute survey created specifically for your job title if you receive one.

Campus Spotlight: Eddie Daniels

By on January 10, 2018

For Eddie Daniels, assistant vice president of UF’s Business Services Division, relationships are the core of all business operations. Prior to transitioning to the role last summer, Daniels was executive director of the J. Wayne Reitz Union—a central gathering place for students and members of the UF community—for 12 years.

UF begins its largest transportation and parking study by surveying UF community

By on January 10, 2018

As part of its ongoing efforts to improve transportation and parking at the University of Florida, UF faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the 2018 Transportation and Parking Survey. The survey is part of the largest and most comprehensive transportation and parking study to date at the University of Florida.

Celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By on January 10, 2018

UF will host a campus-wide celebration, including educational programs and service initiatives, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. nearly 50 years after his tragic assassination.

UFIT Update: Campus migration to Eduroam Wireless begins

By on January 10, 2018

UFIT is working with UF Health and the Division of Student Affairs—areas that manage their own wireless (Wi-Fi) networks—to migrate their community of Wi-Fi users to the Eduroam wireless network. This three-phase project launches this month and is expected to take 18 months. This project does not affect the ‘UF Guest’ wireless access process.

Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit now scheduled for March

By on January 10, 2018

Did you see the story in last month’s issue of UF at Work about the coming Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) audit, which affects all employees with dependents enrolled in state plans? Health Management Systems Inc. (HMS) is administering the audit. Requests for documents, which were originally scheduled to go out to applicable employees at Florida state universities in December, will now begin going out in March.

Be sure to watch your mail for important tax reporting documents

By on January 10, 2018

In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2017 federal income tax reporting year. Information from IRS Form 1095-B and/or Form 1095-C must be included with individuals’ income tax return. Please be sure to watch your mail for important tax documents and safeguard your form(s) with your other tax reporting documents.

COMPASS Release 3 to launch Jan. 16

By on January 10, 2018

The next phase of the COMPASS project, the ongoing effort to unify and modernize campus student service systems, will launch Jan. 16. To support this launch, new training materials are available. If you manage undergraduate student majors, minors and certificates, or if you are a graduate coordinator or staff member who maintains student information in GIMS, this training is for you.

Merit increases and increase in minimum wage effective as of Jan. 1

By on January 10, 2018

In December, the University of Florida Board Of Trustees approved collective bargaining agreements that cleared the way for the implementation of salary increases effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Move more: Resources to get you up and going in the new year

By on January 10, 2018

tart the new year off on the right foot by taking advantage of these and other free wellness resources available to UF faculty and staff. For more information on these and other programs to support you on your wellness journey, be sure to visit the UFHR WorkLife website.

New UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals now open

By on January 10, 2018

Built around the needs of the patient, the UF Health Heart & Vascular and Neuromedicine hospitals are designed with safety and efficiency in mind. Patients have streamlined access to highly specialized, comprehensive outpatient treatment options and inpatient services in one location.

New employees: Have you met ALEX, UF’s virtual benefits counselor?

By on January 10, 2018

ALEX is an online, virtual benefits counselor designed to make exploring and choosing the best benefits options for new employees and their families less of a chore.

Check out the new Learn and Grow website

By on January 10, 2018

Have you visited UFHR’s new “Learn and Grow” website? On the revamped site, you’ll find tools and resources including all available course listings (under “Courses & Registration”) and the Toolkit Resource Center (formerly the “myUFL Toolkits”), which includes Financial, HR, Enterprise Reporting, Leadership and several other toolkits.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2018

By on January 10, 2018

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. If you made any changes to the certain plans during Open Enrollment, they will be reflected beginning with your Jan. 5 paycheck.

COO Electric Vehicle Challenge incentive begins Feb. 1

By on January 10, 2018

Last October, UF Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane announced an incentive program beginning Feb. 1 to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles over traditional gas-powered vehicles. The incentive supports UF’s goal of having 10 percent of its vehicle fleet be composed of electric vehicles within 10 years.

Reminder: Lactation rooms available across campus

By on January 10, 2018

In an effort to better accommodate nursing mothers at UF, the university added three lactation rooms to campus last year. The lactation rooms, which are open to all UF students, faculty and staff, are a partnership between UF Human Resources, the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Business Affairs and various colleges and units around campus.

Did you resolve to become more fiscally fit in 2018?: You can save more with GatorPerks

By on January 10, 2018

Do your resolutions include saving some money this year? GatorPerks is here to help! Be sure to check GatorPerks for exclusive UF employee discount offers on restaurants, travel and much more.

Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS) fall institute focused on civility, inclusion

By on January 10, 2018

“Respect Works Here” was the theme for the most recent Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS) Institute, held at Emerson Alumni Hall in November. The event was kicked off by UFHR Vice President Jodi Gentry, who spoke about the importance of developing skills to facilitate and promote civil conversations in the workplace.

Has your department inadvertently received a tax credit notice?

By on January 10, 2018

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires large employers to offer health care 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.

Year-end vacation leave conversion slated for this month

By on January 10, 2018

The annual vacation leave conversion process will take place at the end of the pay period covering Dec. 29 to Jan. 11. Vacation hours exceeding the annual maximum will automatically be converted into sick leave balance.

Thinking about retirement? FLARE spring workshops can help

By on January 10, 2018

UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) workshops are here to guide you on your journey toward the best possible retirement. This spring you can learn more about Medicare, Social Security and the Florida Retirement System, as well as sharpen your investment skills.

Novel approach for treatment-resistant depression

By on January 10, 2018

Each year, more than 14 million American adults suffer from major depressive disorder, making it one of the leading causes of disability. Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, is a treatment option for people who have not had success with other treatments for major depressive disorder. This type of therapy is believed to modify signals within the brain to relieve symptoms of depression.

Florida Museum’s 39th Collectors Day and volunteer opportunities

By on January 10, 2018

The Florida Museum of Natural History is holding an orientation for adults interested in learning more about volunteering. The presentation is on Jan. 17, 3–5 p.m., and will help participants identify the best match for their interests and abilities.

UF All Access textbook program provides first-day access to all course materials

By on January 10, 2018

UF’s All Access textbook program continues to expand for Spring 2018, with more than 100 courses participating across the university. The program has saved students approximately $9 million since it was created in 2013.

Cancer Support and Wellness Series, starting this month

By on January 10, 2018

The UF Health Palliative Care Program is offering a Cancer Support and Wellness Series on the second Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning this month.

Douglas Williams Executive Health Program offers comprehensive care

By on January 10, 2018

Did you know the UF Health Douglas Williams Executive Health Program offers annual wellness visits, including unparalleled physician and appointment access, with all of your medical needs taken care of in one place and on one day? Priority access is combined with the freedom to determine what is best for your health, without insurance company limits and contingencies.

GatorGradCare spring/summer enrollment deadline is Jan. 30

By on January 10, 2018

The enrollment deadline for spring/summer GatorGradCare health insurance is Jan. 30. The spring/summer GatorGradCare enrollment period is only for the following students:

Strategic Communications Academy prepares leaders to be more effective advocates

By on November 1, 2017

Designed for faculty and staff in leadership positions or for thought leaders in their fields of study, the eight-month program helps participants improve their professional performance by using evidence-based communications strategies rooted in psychology, sociology, neuroscience, political science and communications science.