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Answers to your questions about the COVID-19 vaccinations


Published: April 2, 2021 11:31 am

Now that COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to those ages 16 and older beginning April 5, more questions may be popping up as you make the best decisions for you and your loved ones. To find the answers you are looking for, we encourage you to check out this round-up of Q&As with UF Health […]

Has your department received a “Letter 226j”?


Published: February 2, 2021 3:59 pm

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to enforce the Employer Shared Responsibility Payment requirement (“Employer Mandate”) in the Affordable Care Act and is mailing notices to employers who may owe a penalty for calendar year 2020. The State of Florida and UF have 30 days from the date of the letter to respond. The notice […]

It’s tax time — be on the lookout for your W-2 and 1095 forms


Published: February 1, 2021 2:21 pm

By now you should be able to access your W-2 form or you should soon be receiving it in the mail if you did not opt to access it electronically. In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2020 federal income tax reporting year. While it […]

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Finding connection through affinity and networking groups


Published: January 22, 2021 9:11 am

If you are seeking community, there are a number of ways to connect with others on campus and in the community, and many organizations have found ways to meet and network, even in the midst of distancing due to COVID-19.

Looking ahead to spring while reflecting on a challenging fall semester


Published: December 18, 2020 1:20 pm

Throughout the fall semester, universities nationwide have struggled to meet the needs of their students while working to protect the health and wellbeing of their communities. Many faculty and staff in higher education throughout the country have expressed their frustrations through open letters and protests. Graduate student employees have also expressed frustration. At the University […]

Conversations with Mike Lauzardo address faculty questions, concerns


Published: December 17, 2020 3:17 pm

Over the last two weeks, faculty who will be teaching during the spring semester have been meeting in small groups for a series of conversations with UF Health Screen, Test & Protect Director Dr. Michael Lauzardo. These sessions will continue to be held through the rest of this week and again in early January. While the conversations […]

Double-check your benefits elections for 2021


Published: December 8, 2020 4:35 pm

While it’s always a good practice to double-check your benefits deductions from time to time throughout the year, it’s especially important to ensure any changes you made during the annual open enrollment period are reflected on your December and January payroll statements. Deductions for the 2021 calendar year began with the Dec. 4 paycheck. Premiums […]

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UF-sponsored investment plans will transition to Fidelity as sole recordkeeper beginning in 2021


Published: December 4, 2020 8:22 am

Earlier this fall, UFHR announced that all University of Florida-sponsored defined-benefit contribution plans would be moving to a single recordkeeper, Fidelity Investments®, beginning in January of 2021. The decision to make this change was based on the recommendations of a UF advisory group composed of university financial leaders and faculty experts from the Warrington College […]

Get tested before you go

Have yourself a healthy and happy holiday season


Published: November 17, 2020 4:05 pm

Though recent summer-like temperatures and tropical storms are no indication, the holidays are just around the corner. As you make plans for both the Thanksgiving and December holidays, please be sure to make time to get tested in the event you must travel or if you need to entertain others. You can schedule a test […]

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Strategic Communications Academy celebrates fourth cohort and looks ahead to 2021


Published: November 12, 2020 12:02 pm

When the provost announced that all university classes would be moved online for Spring 2020, the Strategic Communication Academy training team knew the mandate included all leadership workshops as well. In times of uncertainty, it can be healthy to take action on the things you can control. The SCA team quickly moved the course online […]

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