Category: Department Administrators

Has your department received a “Letter 226j”?

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 […]

Managing through unique circumstances

Marilena Ceobanu, director of finance for UF Facilities Services, has been singled out for her exceptional leadership amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We reached out to Marilena to learn more about how she and her team are adapting to a new reality. How have you stayed connected with your team amidst the changes brought about by COVID-19? […]

UF Compliance Gazette provides quarterly updates and reminders

The UF Compliance office has introduced The Compliance Gazette, a newsletter published four times a year to provide quick compliance updates and reminders. It also features newsworthy items from UF Compliance Partners and a short quiz to test your knowledge. To subscribe and if you have questions, please e-mail

China travel ban announced as UF takes measures to ensure campus safety

Last week, UF announced it will not approve university travel to China for employees and will not reimburse for any university travel to China that commences after Jan. 31. In addition, the UF International Center will no longer approve travel to China for students until further notice. With the World Health Organization having declared a […]

Happy Holidays! Reminders for the holiday closing period and year-end

The University of Florida will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, as well as the holiday closing period of Dec. 26 through 31, and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2. As you make preparations for time off during the holidays, be sure to enter your time and leave early.

UF 2019 Contract Supplier Showcase

UF faculty and staff are invited to meet UF’s contract vendors and enjoy free refreshments.

Does your department accept volunteers? We want to hear from you!

In an effort to better support University of Florida volunteer programs, UFHR is developing a volunteer policy to improve compliance with the university’s longstanding Volunteer Regulation.

New “rolling” method of calculating FMLA leave effective January 2020

As part of its strategic commitment to modernize UF’s leave program for faculty and staff, UF Human Resources recently evaluated the way Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is administered at the university. One outcome of these efforts was to align the calculation of the qualifying time period with current standard practice — from […]

Department of Labor announces changes to Fair Labor Standards Act

Last month, the Department of Labor announced a change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The department expects the changes to FLSA will extend overtime pay protections to more than 1.3 million workers.

Florida minimum wage increase effective Jan. 1

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently announced that the state minimum wage will increase 10 cents from $8.46 to $8.56 per hour.

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