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GatorGradCare (GA Health Insurance) enrollment deadline is Sept. 14

By on September 6, 2016

Graduate Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants appointed .25 FTE or greater who would like to participate for the 2016-2017 academic year must enroll online at https://bluebiz.bcbsfl.com/stuenroll/GatorGradCare.do.

Deadline for 2017-18 Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) scholarship applications is Nov. 1

By on September 6, 2016

A new online application process takes effect this fall.

Save the date for this year’s Benefits Fair and Open Enrollment period

By on August 2, 2016

The Open Enrollment period for 2017 is scheduled for Oct. 17 through Nov. 4. During Open Enrollment, employees may make elections or change state and UF benefits plans through the appropriate online portals. Changes made during this fall’s Open Enrollment period are effective Jan. 1, 2017.

New requirements for job data correction requests

By on August 2, 2016

Human Resource Services has recently updated the job data correction request form, available on the forms page of the HRS website. Administrators should be sure to read carefully as they complete the form, as there are new requirements.

Department of Labor announces final rule updating federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

By on July 6, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will impact the criteria used to determine eligibility for overtime. Effective Dec. 1, 2016, the salary threshold used to determine eligibility for overtime will be increased from $455 per week to $913 per week.

Employee Education Program accepting applications for the fall semester

By on July 6, 2016

The Employee Education Program (EEP) is a popular benefit available to eligible UF faculty and staff. The program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.

Guide provides “roadmap” to effective hiring practices at UF

By on July 6, 2016

The Roadmap to Effective Hiring guide provides hiring managers a breakdown of the recruitment process to help find the best-fit candidate for the opening. Learn the steps involved with preplanning, advertising the job, managing applications, interviewing candidates, making an offer, hiring the employee and tips for successful onboarding.

GatorGradCare Open Enrollment for 2016-17 Academic Year

By on July 6, 2016

Graduate assistants, teaching assistants and research assistants who will meet the eligibility requirements for GatorGradCare Health Insurance and would like to participate for the 2016-17 academic year must enroll online.

Department of Labor announces final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act

By on June 1, 2016

On May 18, President Obama and Department of Labor (DOL) Sectary Thomas Perez announced the publication of the DOL’s final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL expects that the changes to the FLSA will extend overtime pay protections to more than 4 million workers.

Use your 2015-2016 personal days by June 30

By on June 1, 2016

If you have unused TEAMS or faculty personal leave days or a USPS personal holiday, now is the time to use those days. USPS personal holidays and TEAMS/faculty personal leave days will expire if they are not used by the end of the pay period in which June 30 occurs.

Sick leave cashout program to discontinue after June 2016

By on June 1, 2016

Beginning July 1, 2016, no payments for sick leave will be made for any type of separation from employment for TEAMS, USPS and faculty who are not part of the collective bargaining unit. In 2011, the University Board of Trustees

Reminder: Be sure to report all work/life-event changes

By on June 1, 2016

UF employees should report qualifying status events to University Benefits or their Human Resource Services satellite office within 60 days of the event date.

Probationary periods introduced for exempt employees

By on June 1, 2016

All employees hired after April 1, 2016 — now including exempt employees — will serve an initial six-month probationary period, with the exception of sworn law enforcement employees who serve a 12-month probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the hiring department will issue a one-year letter of appointment, which will continue to be renewable on an annual basis.