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Join GatorPerks’ listserv to keep up-to-date with the latest UF employee discounts and offers

By on March 1, 2017

Whether you’re planning a spring break road trip or a night on the town, be sure to check GatorPerks for exclusive discount offers first!

It’s tax time! Avoid fraud and keep in mind new reporting requirements

By on March 1, 2017

The IRS PIN program helps thwart tax fraud by providing you with a unique PIN that must be used on your tax return.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on March 1, 2017

The state’s Flex Spending Accounts (FSA) feature an annual grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses from Jan. 1 through March 15.

Annual drawing awards tuition assistance to 50 children of TEAMS employees

By on March 1, 2017

The drawing for the University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) program for the 2017-18 academic year will be held on Monday, March 27, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Human Resource Services Building, Room 120.

Thinking about retirement? FLARE illuminates the journey to financial security

By on March 1, 2017

UF’s Financial Literacy and Retirement Education (FLARE) program offers retirement resources, including retirement and education planning courses, to help UF employees find the balance between making ends meet today and a comfortable future. FLARE courses can help you make educated decisions regarding personal finance and retirement.

IRS Form W-4 “exempt” status expires Feb. 15

By on February 1, 2017

If you claimed “exempt” from withholding tax on your W-4 for 2016 and want to renew your exemption claim for calendar year 2017, you must update your W-4.

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment Deadline is Feb. 28

By on February 1, 2017

The Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your children’s future college expenses.

Double deductions begin for nine-month and ten-month employees’ for state plans

By on February 1, 2017

To ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer, double-deductions will be collected from nine-month and ten-month employees’ paychecks beginning with the Feb. 3 paycheck and continuing through May 12.

Flex spending account grace period available through March 15

By on February 1, 2017

The state’s FSAs feature an annual grace period that enables participants to continue to use medical and dependent care accounts for eligible expenses from Jan. 1 through March 15.

Verify your benefits deductions for 2017

By on January 11, 2017

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.

Have you consented to retrieve your W-2 electronically?

By on January 11, 2017

You can consent now to retrieve your W-2 for 2016 electronically in myUFL when it becomes available this month.

Be sure to watch your mail for important tax reporting documents

By on January 11, 2017

In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2016 federal income tax reporting year. Information from IRS Form 1095-B and/or Form 1095-C must be included with individuals’ income tax return.

Florida Prepaid open enrollment runs through Feb. 28

By on January 11, 2017

Open enrollment for the Florida Prepaid College Plan is underway and runs through February 28, 2017. Both the Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your children’s future college expenses.

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.

Enjoy UF discounts on apparel, books, collectibles and more this holiday season

By on December 7, 2016

In addition to the wide range of discounts available to employees through UF’s GatorPerks program, employees also can take advantage of special offers from the UF Bookstore, University Press and the Florida Museum of Natural History this month.

Tips for shopping safely this holiday season

By on December 7, 2016

It's possible to be vigilant about cyber-crime and still enjoy holiday shopping. Here are some tips, whether you are searching for that perfect gift at the mall or on your phone.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

By on November 2, 2016

Did you know if you work full-time for the University of Florida you may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program?

Social Security taxable wage base announced for 2017

By on November 2, 2016

In 2017, the Social Security wage base will increase to $127,200, up $8,700 from the 2016 wage base. The maximum Social Security tax employees and employers will each pay in 2017 is $7,886.40 ($127,200 x 6.2%).

Deadline for Higher Education Opportunity scholarship applications is Nov. 1

By on October 6, 2016

A new, improved online application process takes effect this fall.

Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program offers possibility of more affordable higher education

By on September 6, 2016

The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program (TEP) provides the opportunity for dependent children of the University of Florida’s full-time employees (excluding OPS employees) to attend a participating Tuition Exchange college or university at a significantly reduced tuition rate.

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.

Voluntary Savings Plans help you meet your retirement goals

By on August 2, 2016

Whether beginning your working career or preparing to retire, it’s never too early or too late to save for retirement. The University of Florida 403(b) and 457 Deferred Compensation voluntary plans provide great opportunities for reaching your retirement financial goals through tax-deferred and/or Roth accounts.