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Explore summer training opportunities

UF Training and Organizational Development has released its summer schedule of personal and professional development courses. In addition to exploring courses thematically via the UFHR Learn & Grow website, you can also visit the digital training calendar to view upcoming trainings scheduled throughout the month.

April webinars to help you sharpen your financial skills

April is Financial Literacy Month, reminding us to invest in our financial health to empower ourselves now and to plan for a better future. In partnership with some of our UF experts on the topic, we’re pleased to offer eight webinars designed to help you improve your fiscal fitness.

Discover strategies for boosting your credit, information on UF savings plans, guidance on budgeting, tips on homebuying and much more.

Keep your identity secure, protect yourself from scams

This month, the Social Security Administration (SSA) held a Slam the Scam Day, where they shared tools to help you recognize Social Security-related scams. Below are SSA and UFIT resources to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from scammers.

Learn how to communicate strategically

The Strategic Communications Academy is a seven-month program in which participants develop next-level communication skills to build communities, communicate persuasively and drive positive change. The 2023 academy will be offered online from May 11 to Nov. 2, with participants meeting once a month for live online workshops that include engaging learning activities, coaching sessions with UF communications experts and professional networking opportunities. Registration closes April 21.

Florida Prepaid open enrollment now through April 30

The Florida Prepaid and the Florida Investment 529 Plans offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses, and convenient payroll deductions make saving even easier! Visit the Florida Prepaid web site or call (800) 552-4723 to find out more. Plan participants should contact Florida Prepaid for a payroll deduction form once enrolled in a plan.

Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep?

Consistent poor sleep quality can affect your long-term health, physical safety, mental health, work performance and overall happiness. To help you improve your sleep quality, and as part of Sleep Awareness Week, we’ve compiled a list of resources provided by UF and Calm to help you cozy up and fall asleep faster.

Discover ways to make a difference in our community

Looking for ways to use your talents, energy and passion to make a positive impact in the world for the betterment of our community? Visit the Gators Volunteer website to discover service opportunities with causes that matter to you. Your work serves as a bridge to organizations in need of support and awareness.

New integrated travel and PCard system coming in April

On April 3, the UF Office of the Chief Financial Officer will introduce UF GO, a new unified travel and PCard system that will reinvent and streamline how the UF community manages all aspects of travel and expense reimbursements. The new system is mobile-friendly and features mobile receipt-capture, which eliminates the need for paper receipts, as well as on-the-go expense report submission, a booking tool with 24/7 travel agency support, currency conversion, a receipt translation tool, an e-receipts option for use with major travel suppliers, a mileage calculator and much more.

Service Recognition celebration honors longtime UF staff

Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Ph.D., and Interim Vice President for Human Resources Melissa Curry hosted a staff appreciation reception at the Earl and Christy Powell University House in February. The event honored staff who celebrated 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 continuous years of service at UF in 2021.

“While we often hear about the quality of our students and the contributions of our faculty, we know that the university does not run without high quality and dedicated staff members such as yourselves,” said Curry. “I am so proud of what university staff members do, who we are and what we are about.”

Apply now for 2023-24 leadership development programs

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for the 2023-24 UF Academy and Advanced Leadership for Academics and Professionals (ALAP) programs now through May 1. Applications for the Managers Cohort, which is offered as a supplemental program for those completing the Supervisory Challenge, will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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