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New paid family leave program introduced as efforts to transition to paid time off are paused

Published: April 8, 2021 5:56 pm

UF’s new paid family leave benefit was introduced to eligible TEAMS and faculty employees on Jan. 8. The new benefit provides up to 8 weeks of paid leave every 24 months for parental or medical reasons. This leave is designed to provide peace of mind throughout an employee’s lifespan, helping to meet their needs during […]

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Double deductions for nine- and ten-month employees begin Feb. 12

Published: February 23, 2021 9:23 am

Nine- and ten-month employees will have double deductions taken from their paychecks for benefits Feb. 12 through May 7. These deductions ensure coverage for state health, life and supplemental insurance continues during the summer. Standard payroll deductions will resume in September. Graduate assistants with an active nine-month appointment enrolled in a GatorGradCare spring plan will […]

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Open enrollment for adoption benefits available through March 31

Published: February 18, 2021 1:08 pm

State employees and other eligible applicants who adopt a child from Florida’s child welfare system may be eligible for a one-time lump sum of $10,000 for a special needs child or $5,000 for a non-special needs child. Open enrollment for the program runs through March 31. Part-time employees participating in the program will have the […]

Resources to support AI faculty hiring efforts now available

Published: February 11, 2021 4:32 pm

The first wave of searches for new faculty who will help propel UF’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) initiative are already underway. UF’s AI Jobs website currently lists more than 25 faculty AI job postings that span a diversity of fields ranging from unexpected areas like African American studies, ethics and hospitality to the more traditional fields of engineering and […]

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One conversation can provide support

Published: February 2, 2021 4:00 pm

If you lead a team or department, you already know that having regular conversations with individuals in your area can help foster success. But especially during turbulent times, regular check-ins can also provide opportunities to watch for changes that could indicate someone may be in need of additional support. “If an employee seems disengaged, or […]

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 […]


Hiring pause lifted for faculty, postdoc and grad assistants

Published: December 1, 2020 1:23 pm

On Nov. 24, Provost Joe Glover announced that hiring pause exception requests for faculty, postdoc and graduate assistant searches are no longer required. The hiring pause remains in effect for staff vacancies, with a few exceptions. Learn More

UF Engaged implementation team receives HR Excellence Award

Published: July 22, 2020 5:09 pm

The team responsible for the implementation of UF Engaged recently won a Southern Region HR Excellence Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. The awards recognize the efforts of individuals, teams and institutions who are transforming HR at their institutions and influencing the profession on a broader scale. The team won […]

UF leaders shared vision, answered questions during Tuesday’s town hall

Published: July 16, 2020 1:46 pm

Several UF leaders and some of UF Health’s foremost experts on epidemiology and infectious diseases came together to answer questions about the university’s plans for moving forward together this fall in a town hall held on Tuesday. Faculty and staff were provided the opportunity to ask questions prior to and during the event hosted by […]

TalentShare: A win-win for departments seeking help and employees in need of work

Published: April 23, 2020 9:29 am

When university travel, meetings and events suddenly became limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Delainie McNeil found herself running out of things to do for work each day. “I was apprehensive of informing my supervisor that I had few job duties while working remotely,” said McNeil. “Ultimately, I was compelled to be honest with him […]

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