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Are you maximizing your tax-deferring opportunities?

As tax season approaches, now is a great time to do a financial check-up to ensure you are taking advantage of the tax-deferring opportunities available to you.

“Anything you can do to tax-defer helps stretch your dollar,” said Shannon Edwards, UFHR Benefits director. “The first thing I tell people who come to me for savings advice is to do a financial check-up at the beginning of each year to ensure they are taking advantage of every opportunity.”

As a UF employee, you have a few ways to tax-defer your earnings

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Recharge your career through professional development

If you are reevaluating your career path and goals, take time to explore the Personal & Professional Development section of the UFHR Learn & Grow website

Technology Fee funding applications due Jan. 28

The deadline to submit a concept paper for Technology Fee funding is Jan. 28.

Learn about UF’s Climate Action Plan

The Office of Sustainability will host a virtual Lunch & Learn to share its ongoing UF Climate Action Plan, or CAP, 2.0 process.

Downtown parking changes underway

The City of Gainesville has begun to implement parking changes around the downtown area.

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January 18, 2022

Energize your weekend with a Qigong class

Start your weekend both grounded and energized by joining an all-level practice class of Qigong in the beautiful outdoors.

January 18, 2022

Have you reviewed your 2022 paycheck statements?

While it’s always a good idea to look over your paycheck statement from time to time, it’s especially important at the beginning of the calendar year. By doing so, you can verify your benefits deductions and leave accruals are accurate and up-to-date.

Read on to learn about benefits deductions and the vacation leave conversion pause.

January 13, 2022

EPI Research Day registration and abstract submission deadline is Feb. 9

The Emerging Pathogens Institute invites those interested to EPI’s Research Day on Thursday, Feb. 10.

January 13, 2022

Explore research training opportunities

UF Information Technologies has released its spring HiPerGator training schedule, which features more than 30 training sessions to aid UF’s research community.

January 13, 2022

What to consider when sharing photos of your kids online

In a recent From Florida episode, Stacey Steinberg, J.D., offers parents tips on what to consider as they and their children navigate social media.

January 13, 2022

Sign up for the Florida Museum’s Fantastic Fossils 5K

Celebrate the Florida Museum’s first live 5K in three years!

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January 13, 2022

Looking for ways to add to your retirement savings?

The new year is a great time to review your savings plans to ensure you’re maximizing your contributions. In addition to the state retirement plans offered, as a UF employee you may also participate in a 457(b) Deferred Compensation plan and/or voluntary 403(b) plans to supplement your retirement via payroll deductions.

Both the 457(b) and 403(b) plans are voluntary savings plans available to faculty, TEAMS, USPS and OPS employees — including housestaff/residents, graduate assistants, postdocs and adjunct faculty. Read on for a breakdown of each plan.

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