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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Described by director Mikell Pinkney as a “classic of Black/African-American dramatic literature and recognized nationally and internationally,” The Colored Museum will be performed in the Constans Theatre Jan. 26–28 and Feb. 2–4. Written by George C. Wolfe, this satiric parody
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.