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2018-2019 Pay Program: One-time performance payments, minimum wage increase

By on June 7, 2018

Earlier this week, UF President Kent Fuchs announced an incentive plan for one-time performance payments to UF faculty and staff and an increase in the university's minimum wage.

New job codes for OPS employees beginning May 4

By on May 3, 2018

Beginning May 4, all new non-student hourly OPS hires will require a new job code. In addition, department administrators with ePAF roles will need to convert existing job codes to the new ones for current non-student hourly OPS employees May 21-June 8.

UFHR steps back to assess staff performance appraisal process

By on March 7, 2018

UFHR is not requiring appraisals be completed this year unless a change in an employee’s performance level has occurred; however, managers may still elect to complete them.

“Faculty 500” initiative aims to hire 200 new faculty by fall

By on February 6, 2018

To support UF's "Faculty 500" effort, UF Human Resources recently partnered with 160/90 and University Communications to develop a new recruitment brochure and an accompanying promotional website. In addition, the Faculty Search Committee Toolkit has been redesigned to better support departments undertaking faculty searches.

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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.

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.

Faculty and staff merit, minimum wage increases take effect Jan. 1

By on November 1, 2017

As UF President Kent Fuchs announced in July, a 3 percent salary increase pool has been established to provide merit increases to faculty and staff this academic year.  Individual increases determined by criteria established by colleges and units will take effect on Jan. 1.

What do you think about performance appraisals?

By on October 4, 2017

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.

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.

Policy provides guidelines on employment references

By on September 7, 2017

In keeping with Florida Statutes, truthful reference information can be provided without fear of liability if the information is factual and without malicious intent or discrimination if provided about former or current employees to a prospective employer at the prospective employer’s request.

Drug-Free Workplace Statement illustrates UF commitment

By on September 7, 2017

The federal law known as the Drug-Free Workplace Act requires the University of Florida to maintain a drug-free workplace. 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.

UF Employee Education Program accepting applications for the fall semester

By on August 2, 2017

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.

Brook Mercier appointed to lead Employee Relations

By on April 5, 2017

Brook Mercier has been appointed to serve as director of Employee Relations for UF Human Resources. Mercier has been serving in the role on an interim basis since mid-January and has been working in UFHR since 2006.

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.

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.

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.

New online resources available for hiring managers and new employees

By on February 1, 2017

As part of its strategic commitment to preeminence through people, UFHR has launched an online “Hiring Center” designed to support the UF hiring process as well as a new online “Welcome Center.”

Performance appraisal evaluation period runs through Feb. 28

By on February 1, 2017

This month, departments throughout campus begin to prepare for the annual performance appraisal period. 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, 2017.

UFHR undertakes comprehensive competency project

By on February 1, 2017

As part of its Strategic Commitment, and building on the first phase of the UF On Target project, UFHR began work in January on a comprehensive project to identify key competencies and success indicators for each job classification.

Has your department inadvertently received a tax credit notice?

By on February 1, 2017

It is important that the Healthcare Marketplace is aware of any employee who was offered coverage through UF, both for the protection of the university and so the employee does not inadvertently receive a premium tax credit that he or she may have to pay back.

Updated I-9 form mandatory beginning Jan. 22

By on January 11, 2017

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a new version of the Form I-9 that will be mandatory beginning Jan. 22. Until then, either version of the Form I-9 is acceptable. The updated version is linked from the UFHR Forms page. The GatorStart/electronic onboarding version will be updated before Jan. 21.

UFHR’s Strategic Commitment: Achieving preeminence through people

By on December 7, 2016

During the summer and fall of 2016, UFHR reached out to colleges and units throughout the university to conduct an intake of UF’s needs and priorities as they relate to achieving preeminence through people. Out of this work, UFHR identified four guiding principles to direct its efforts in the months and years to come— Drive Results; Promote Inclusiveness; Be Agile, Forward-Thinking and Bold; and Model Excellence — that have informed the creation of its long-term goals and short-term priorities.

Future of new federal overtime rules uncertain

By on December 7, 2016

Due to a recent federal injunction, proposed changes in federal overtime rules, via the Fair Labor Standard Act, are on hold.

FLSA changes go into effect Dec. 1

By on November 2, 2016

As previously covered in UF at Work, changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will result in a significant number of positions becoming eligible for overtime pay when time worked exceeds 40 hours in a week. These changes will go into effect on Dec. 1 and are expected to affect upwards of 1,300 employees, primarily staff.

Learn more about upcoming FLSA changes at Oct. 28 information session

By on October 6, 2016

For those who would like more detailed information about upcoming FLSA changes, Human Resource Services will host an information session on Friday, Oct. 28, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 120 of the HR Building.