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Ron Anderson: Expanding UF ombuds program to include staff

By on February 1, 2017

It didn’t take Ron Anderson long after graduating from college to discover that the world of private industry might not be his oyster. Anderson returned to his alma mater, UF, in 1994, and worked his way through the ranks, eventually eventually serving as the UF Ombuds.

President Fuchs issues statement on immigration executive order

By on February 1, 2017

In light of the administration’s executive order suspending the entry of individuals from certain countries into the United States for 90 days, Dr. Fuchs affirmed the University of Florida's support for our international students, faculty and staff.

BHAC National Summit to be held at UF in April

By on February 1, 2017

On April 6 and 7, the University of Florida will host the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities’ third summit on best practices in promoting and sustaining wellness in academic settings. A special conference rate available to UF and UF Health Shands employees.

PPD Town Hall Meeting Feb. 14

By on February 1, 2017

The Physical Plant Division of UF Business Affairs will host a Town Hall Meeting on February 14, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm at the Music Building Auditorium – Room 101, on Newell Drive. If you are part of the College of

Campus Spotlight: Kenneth Allen

By on January 11, 2017

At UF, Allen has been able to help the university’s emergency management procedures evolve and improve through a continual process. In recent years, Emergency Management has helped launch the GATORSAFE app for smartphones, help guide the university in establishing a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and established the Take Action guidance – a brief list of the most important actions to take in a number of emergency scenarios.

COMPASS implements room-scheduling, provides “sneak peek”

By on January 11, 2017

COMPASS’s room-scheduling system is already providing room, event and resource scheduling services to the Levin College of Law, the Warrington College of Business, the six health-related colleges within the Health Science Center, and the O’Connell Center. The Reitz Union, the University Athletic Association and the University of Florida Foundation also use EMS now for scheduling services.

University committee nominations deadline extended to Jan. 31

By on January 11, 2017

Each year the University of Florida offers faculty the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards, and councils.

Faculty and staff to receive 1.5 percent salary increase effective Jan. 1

By on December 7, 2016

Earlier this year, President Fuchs announced a salary increase plan for University of Florida faculty and staff. Under this program, faculty, postdoctoral associates and staff who were hired on or before June 30, 2016, will receive a 1.5 percent across-the-board salary increase effective Jan. 1, 2017.

A record-breaking year for UF startups and OTL

By on December 7, 2016

The University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing signed a record 122 licenses and options and launched 17 startup companies in fiscal year 2015-16, topping last year’s total of 85 licenses by 43 percent.

UF reveals Strategic Development Plan

By on December 7, 2016

After hundreds of interviews with local residents, the University of Florida took the next step toward forging a shared vision with the Gainesville community when it revealed the findings of its strategic development process. An eastward focus, a strengthened connection to downtown and housing shifts were among the recommendations.

Plaza of the Americas renovations underway

By on December 7, 2016

Renovations including new and widened pedestrian sidewalks, infrastructure improvements, plans to preserve the lawn and tree canopy, and more are expected to last about six months.

New process for reserving space on myUFL splash page

By on December 7, 2016

UFIT recently transferred management of the myUFL homepage, or “splash page,” to the Office of University Relations. The splash page was also upgraded to match the appearance of the university’s new web template launched earlier this year.

PPD to undertake campus-wide facility review

By on December 7, 2016

As part of an ongoing effort to drive excellence and attract the best and brightest faculty, staff and students, the UF Physical Plant Division is undertaking a campus-wide facility review that will include short-, mid- and long-term strategic planning initiatives.

Nominations open for faculty university committees, boards and councils

By on December 7, 2016

Each year, the University of Florida offers faculty the opportunity to participate in its governance through various university committees, boards and councils. A list of these groups and a nomination form can be found at UF Faculty Senate website. Completed forms should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Dec. 16.

UF to host Building Healthy Academic Communities National Summit in April

By on November 2, 2016

On April 6 and 7, the University of Florida will host the National Consortium for Building Healthy Academic Communities’ third summit on best practices in promoting and sustaining wellness in academic settings. The biannual conference, launched in 2013 at The

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.

Participate in Gator Dining ‘DiningStyles’ online survey

By on November 2, 2016

The five- to ten-minute survey aims to better understand campus lifestyle and preferences.

PPD hosts town hall meeting @ COM

By on November 2, 2016

UF’s Physical Plant Division of Business Affairs is hosting town hall meetings throughout campus during 2016 and 2017. On Nov. 10, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in the Communicore building Room C1-4, PPD representatives will meet with the College of Medicine in the Health Science Center.

Eligible employees granted administrative leave due to Hurricane Matthew closure

By on October 6, 2016

Due to Hurricane Matthew, the University of Florida closed at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, and remained closed through Sunday, Oct. 9. Administrative leave is being granted to eligible employees who were scheduled to work during this time. Anyone who was

UF launches landmark initiative for carbon neutrality

By on October 6, 2016

The program is designed to allow faculty and staff employees of the University of Florida to voluntarily offset the carbon impact of their commutes to and from campus.

Physical Plant Division to host town hall meetings with Business Administration Oct. 12

By on October 6, 2016

UF’s Physical Plant Division of Business Affairs will be hosting Town Hall Meetings on campus during 2016 and 2017. They will meet with the College of Business Administration on Oct. 12 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Hough Hall, Room