UF Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives’ new name designed to honor students and their culture

By on September 7, 2017

On Aug. 1, the former UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs changed its name to the UF Office of Diversity Initiatives in an effort to remove the oppressive language, false perceptions, and negative interpretations that the word “minority” can bring.

Change in tax method for faculty and staff recognition programs introduced

By on September 7, 2017

Effective Aug. 11, the way employees are taxed for awards (earnings code AWD) was changed to the supplemental tax rate set by the IRS, currently 25 percent for federal withholding.

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.

ALEX virtual benefits counselor brings a new spin to exploring benefits at UF

By on August 2, 2017

Beginning this fall, exploring your benefits options at UF will have a different look and feel. UFHR is pleased to present ALEX, an online, virtual benefits counselor designed to make exploring and choosing the best benefits options for you and

Introducing Thrive @ UF

By on August 2, 2017

Thrive @ UF is a professional development program designed with a focus on core skills. Whether you are beginning your career or an established professional, this certificate program gives all employees at the University of Florida the opportunity to build professional skills and maximize performance.

UFHR welcomes new AVP Maureen De Armond

By on August 2, 2017

In July, UF Human Resources welcomed the newest member of its leadership team, Assistant Vice President Maureen De Armond, who shared her early impressions of the University of Florida and a bit more about herself with us during her first week with UFHR.

Is your department prepared in case of a tropical storm?

By on August 2, 2017

Hurricane season is upon us and continues through Nov. 30. In preparing for the start of the fall semester, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.

Save the Date! Benefits and Wellness Fair is Oct. 26

By on August 2, 2017

UF's Benefits and Wellness Fair will take place at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Champions Club.

Discover ways to cultivate emotional balance and manage stress

By on August 2, 2017

On Wednesday, Aug. 2, UF Mindfulness Project Leader Sabine Grunwald, Ph.D., spoke about how to use mindfulness to enhance work performance by cultivating emotional balance as part of UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday series. Join us for next month’s Wellness Wednesday, Strategies for Managing Stress with Heidi Radunovich, on September 6 from noon – 1pm.

Florida Museum’s free “Discovery Zone” exhibit now open

By on August 2, 2017

1The Florida Museum recently unveiled the “Discovery Zone,” a permanent interactive exhibit. Designed for children 8 and under, the exhibition provides opportunities for families to discover and learn together.

Fall Training registration opens Aug. 7

By on August 2, 2017

Register online via mytraining.ufl.edu.

Open Enrollment is coming—is your address up-to-date in the myUFL system?

By on August 2, 2017

Each year, the Benefits Open Enrollment period is your opportunity to elect or make changes to your state and UF benefit plans. This year’s Open Enrollment period will be Oct. 16 – Nov. 3, with changes made effective Jan. 1, 2018. In preparation, be sure your mailing address is up-to-date in the myUFL system.

New international health insurance plan provides coverage for traveling faculty, staff and graduate students

By on August 2, 2017

On Aug. 1, the University of Florida introduced a new international health insurance plan that will provide coverage for UF faculty, staff and graduate students traveling abroad for conferences, research or other job-related activities.

Enhance your tech skills for free with Lynda.com

By on August 2, 2017

Need to improve your skills or learn a new software package for your current position? Lynda.com is an online training program provided free to all faculty and staff with valid GatorLink credentials.

Boost your productivity at work

By on August 2, 2017

Research suggests taking breaks at work can have a positive impact on how you feel and perform at work, so why not make the effort to use your break time to its fullest? Join one or both of the programs below to bring more energy to your day.

Benefits payroll deductions resume for nine- and ten-month employees

By on August 2, 2017

Normal payroll deductions for health, life, optional and supplemental insurance for state and UF plans will resume with the Sept. 1 paycheck to align with the nine- and ten- month appointment pay cycle.

Traveling overseas? Get your passport from UF Mail and Document Services!

By on August 2, 2017

As a Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State, Mail and Document Services offers passport books and passport cards. Currently, processing time for passports is six weeks with expedited service in three weeks.

UF All Access textbook program provides first-day access to course materials

By on August 2, 2017

UF’s All Access textbook program continues to expand for Fall 2017, with nearly 100 courses participating across the university. The program has saved students $5 million since it was created in 2013.

First release of UF COMPASS introduces changes to admissions, student records and data

By on August 2, 2017

The first release of UF COMPASS (the Campus-wide Modernization Program to Advance Student Services) will go live Aug. 7, introducing changes to business processes tied to admissions, student records and the maintenance of registry and biographical/demographic data (citizenship, visa and ethnicity).

Annual training program addresses university-generated “unrelated business income”

By on August 2, 2017

Does your department sell goods or advertising, provide services, and/or rent equipment or space to students, alumni or the public? These are some of the most common activities that can generate unrelated business income for UF.   Conducting these activities may require annual reporting and potential taxation of the income generated.