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Preparing for upcoming UF holidays and time off

The holiday season is just around the corner! UFHR wants to be sure you know about our upcoming fall and winter holidays so you can begin preparing for—and looking forward to—your time off.


Chomp Hate: Stand up against racism and antisemitism

To address recent instances of racism and antisemitism nationally and locally, UF Hillel and the Florida Gators launched the #ChompHate campaign during the Florida-South Carolina football game.

UF President Fuchs recorded a message inviting the UF community to stand up and share their message of solidarity on social media using the hashtag #ChompHate.


Leave reporting and essential personnel considerations in anticipation of UF closure

As announced yesterday, due to Tropical Storm Nicole and out of an abundance of caution, the university campus in Gainesville will close Nov. 10, and other UF areas throughout the state will have had similar closings in keeping with their county government guidelines. The university expects to resume holiday campus operations on Friday, Nov. 11. However, the university will remain closed for business and classes on Friday in honor of Veterans Day. Clinical personnel and all UF Health staff in Gainesville should follow their prescribed procedures.


UF supports the ethical use of artificial intelligence

The University of Florida, a proponent for ethics in artificial intelligence (AI), is part of a new global agreement with seven other worldwide universities that are committed to the development of human-centered approaches to AI that will impact people everywhere.


Initial conversations offer a closer look at President-elect Ben Sasse

On Tuesday, the UF Board of Trustees unanimously voted to select Ben Sasse, Ph.D., as the University of Florida’s next president. Sasse, currently a U.S. senator for the state of Nebraska, will become the 13th president of Florida’s flagship public university, pending ratification by the Florida Board of Governors, which oversees the State University System and is scheduled to consider the matter on Nov. 10.


Board of Trustees to consider selection of Sasse this Tuesday

The UF Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. to consider the selection of Ben Sasse, Ph.D., as the 13th president of the University of Florida. Board members will interview Sasse and vote on his candidacy.

The UF community and general public may tune in via the Mediasite livestream.

Read this UF News article to learn more.


Have you selected your benefits? Open Enrollment ends Oct. 28

Open Enrollment for 2023 employee benefits ends tomorrow, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. EST. This is your opportunity to add, change or remove benefit plans should you wish to do so for the next plan year. Any changes will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. To help you unpack your benefits options, explore these articles and resources.


Explore your benefits options at the Benefits and Wellness Fair

Have you made your benefits elections for 2023? The UFHR Benefits and Wellness Fair takes place today from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Champions Club in the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. With more than 50 state and UF vendors present at the fair, faculty and staff can stop by to get the information they need to make their benefits elections.


Choosing your health insurance plan: HMO vs. PPO vs. HDHP

HMO, PPO, HDHP… oh my. If all the acronyms trip you up when it comes to choosing your healthcare plan this Open Enrollment, you’re not alone. Here’s some basic information that can help you decide when it comes to choosing your healthcare options.


Save the Date for the Benefits and Wellness Fair, Oct. 24

Benefits Open Enrollment takes place now through Oct. 28. This period is your opportunity to add, change or remove benefit plans for the next plan year, with elections made taking effect on Jan. 1, 2023. Watch the video below to learn about upcoming benefits changes.


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