What do you think about performance appraisals?

By on October 4, 2017

As part of its strategic commitment to improve the effectiveness of performance management, UF Human Resources is conducting a survey of TEAMS employees to gauge their thoughts about the current staff evaluation process.

Enroll in the Sick Leave Pool through Oct. 31

By on October 4, 2017

Qualifying University of Florida employees may apply for membership in the Sick Leave Pool during its open enrollment period, Oct. 1-31. Applications must be received by UFHR Benefits by 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Avoiding fraud during Open Enrollment—and throughout the year

By on October 4, 2017

The recent Equifax data breach as well as the rise in phishing targeting UF email accounts remind us all of the need to be extra careful when updating, sharing or accessing protected information. Employees are encouraged to be especially vigilant during Open Enrollment for phishing attempts by email and by telephone.

UF Strategic Development Plan wins Society for College and University Planning award

By on October 4, 2017

UF’s Strategic Development Plan to create a national model for “town-and-gown” relationships — guided by Chief Operating Officer Charles Lane — earned the 2017 “Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus” award. 

Focus on food for better health

By on October 4, 2017

This fall, UFHR’s Wellness Wednesday presentations focus on ways to improve your nutritional habits for better overall health.

Field & Fork Food Drive Competition kicks off this month

By on October 4, 2017

Help a fellow Gator by donating non-perishable proteins and grains or other food and toiletries to the Alan & Cathy Hitchcock Pantry during the month of October. Departments can compete by collecting the most food and funds. The winning department will receive a delivery of party snacks to celebrate their efforts.

Explore commuting options, electric vehicles and more at Sustainable Transportation Fair

By on October 4, 2017

UF’s annual Sustainable Transportation Fair will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the northeast corner of the Reitz Union lawn, behind the Hub and Marston Science Library. The fair provides UF employees and students with opportunities to learn more about sustainable transportation, commuting options and more.

UF Benefits & Wellness Fair bigger and better than ever!

By on October 4, 2017

Don’t miss this one-day event filled with information, activities and resources designed with UF employees in mind. The Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Champions Club at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 

UF first in Florida to crack U.S. News list of top 10 best public universities

By on October 4, 2017

The University of Florida came in at No. 9 in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

Spotlight on Leadership: Mastering Conflict through Self-Awareness

By on October 4, 2017

Self-awareness is a crucial piece of conflict management. In those moments when stakes are high, opinions differ and emotions are at full play, being aware of and knowing yourself can make the difference between resolution and escalation.

Flu shots available throughout October

By on October 4, 2017

The Student Health Care Center is offering flu shots for faculty and staff at outreach events on campus throughout the months of September and October.

Nomination deadlines for Superior Accomplishment, Prudential Productivity Awards approaching

By on October 4, 2017

Faculty and staff have until Oct. 31 to nominate someone for a University of Florida Superior Accomplishment Award, while nominations for the statewide Prudential Productivity Awards are due Nov. 10.

Higher Education Opportunity scholarship application deadline is Nov. 1

By on October 4, 2017

The University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

Did you participate in the Employee Education Program during 2017?

By on October 4, 2017

Per IRS regulations, only the first $5,250 of the tuition waiver provided by the Employee Education Program benefit is non-taxable.  Any amount in excess of $5,250 is taxable income to the employee and must be taxed and included on the employee’s W-2 for the year.

New outdoor fitness adventure class begins Oct. 11

By on October 4, 2017

UF faculty and staff are invited to meet at the north end zone inside the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium beginning Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. for an outdoor fitness adventure class. The class will be piloted for four weeks in October with a regular schedule to be announced in 2018.

Gator CSA, HealthStreet Fresh Wagon provide fruits and vegetables on campus

By on October 4, 2017

The Gator Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and HealthStreet/Fresh Wagon provide two opportunities to pick up fresh fruits and vegetables right on campus.

Preparing for Hurricane Irma

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida announced this morning that it will close on Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. As the state of Florida braces for one of the strongest hurricanes in history, departments are encouraged to revisit the university’s and their own emergency plans – or, if need be, to put one in place.

UF community exhibits care and concern during difficult times

By on September 7, 2017

For the past few weeks, the university’s administration has grappled with difficult conversations and made challenging decisions regarding the presence of a controversial speaker on campus and the potential threat of associated violence and disruption. During this time, faculty, staff and students have come together for discussions and to support one another in a way that reflects the deep care and concern that exist in our community.

Jackie Ayers: A career devoted to helping faculty, staff and students through challenging times

By on September 7, 2017

Having a foot in both the physical and mental health spheres has carried on throughout Ayers’ career at UF, where he serves as director of Employee Health Services.  In his current role, Ayers oversees both the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as well as UF’s Occupational Health and Workers’ Comp Services.

UF Physical Plant rebranded as UF Facilities Services

By on September 7, 2017

Beginning this month, the UF Physical Plant will be renamed Facilities Services, as a reminder of this ongoing pursuit of excellence, and the university’s responsibilities to maintaining preeminent facilities for a preeminent university.

Superior Accomplishment Awards nomination period kicks off Sept. 11

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida’s annual Superior Accomplishment Awards program nomination period kicks off Sept. 11 and runs through Oct. 31.

Do you know of someone deserving of recognition? 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards nominations due Oct. 16

By on September 7, 2017

The online nomination system for the 2018 Prudential Productivity Awards program, which annually honors state employees throughout Florida, is now open.

myTraining introduces improved registration, streamlined features

By on September 7, 2017

Beginning Sept. 18, the University of Florida and UF Health Shands will be using an upgraded version of the myTraining system with improved registration options and streamlined appearance for faculty and staff use.

UF welcomes new Title IX Coordinator

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida recently announced that Russell Froman, Ed.D., would serve as its new Title IX Coordinator. Froman, who began in his new role on Aug. 21, was most recently the deputy Title IX coordinator and student life and behavioral support administrator for P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

Higher Education Opportunity scholarship application deadline is Nov. 1

By on September 7, 2017

The University of Florida’s Higher Education Opportunity (HEO) provides children of full-time TEAMS employees with the opportunity of tuition assistance for an undergraduate education at the University of Florida.

Exploring your benefits options during Open Enrollment just got easier

By on September 7, 2017

This year’s benefits Open Enrollment period will run Oct. 16 – Nov. 3.  During Open Enrollment, employees may make new elections or changes to their state and UF benefits plans. Changes made during this fall’s Open Enrollment period are effective Jan. 1, 2018.

UF Mindfulness Day to explore theme of “Mind and Culture”

By on September 7, 2017

This year’s event, to be held Sept. 25, will feature sessions on topics including mindfulness and political discourse, cultural digital paranoia and mania, mindfulness and social media, multicultural mindfulness and compassion, socially-engaged mindfulness, yoga, and more.

Join the Gator Community Supported Agriculture Program to get fresh, local produce

By on September 7, 2017

Choose your favorite organic farm to join and get a share of their harvest each week, October through June.

Rare, Beautiful and Fascinating: 100 Years @Florida Museum

By on September 7, 2017

In 2017, the Florida Museum marks its 100th anniversary as the state’s official natural history museum. Join us for a celebration of our newest exhibit and explore the key role museum collections play in telling the story of life on Earth.

Policy provides guidelines on employment references

By on September 7, 2017

In keeping with Florida Statutes, truthful reference information can be provided without fear of liability if the information is factual and without malicious intent or discrimination if provided about former or current employees to a prospective employer at the prospective employer’s request.