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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
UF's Benefits and Wellness Fair will take place at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Champions Club.
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.
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.
Register online via mytraining.ufl.edu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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).
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.