HR Focus

UF community exhibits care and concern during difficult times


Published: September 7, 2017 9:50 am

For the past few weeks, the university’s administration has grappled with difficult conversations and made challenging decisions regarding the presence of a controversial speaker on campus and the potential threat of associated violence and disruption. During this time, faculty, staff and students have come together for discussions and to support one another in a way that reflects the deep care and concern that exist in our community.

Policy provides guidelines on employment references


Published: September 7, 2017 8:45 am

In keeping with Florida Statutes, truthful reference information can be provided without fear of liability if the information is factual and without malicious intent or discrimination if provided about former or current employees to a prospective employer at the prospective employer’s request.

Drug-Free Workplace Statement illustrates UF commitment


Published: September 7, 2017 8:00 am

The federal law known as the Drug-Free Workplace Act requires the University of Florida to maintain a drug-free workplace. The University of Florida is committed to providing a campus environment free from the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of alcohol and drugs.

UF Employee Education Program accepting applications for the fall semester


Published: August 2, 2017 8:10 am

Available to eligible UF faculty and staff, this popular program provides tuition assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per semester.

Brook Mercier appointed to lead Employee Relations


Published: April 5, 2017 7:45 am

Brook Mercier has been appointed to serve as director of Employee Relations for UF Human Resources. Mercier has been serving in the role on an interim basis since mid-January and has been working in UFHR since 2006.

Annual staff performance appraisals due March 31


Published: March 1, 2017 9:40 am

The standard evaluation period for all USPS and TEAMS employees is March 1, 2016, through Feb. 28, 2017, with appraisals to be completed and signed by March 31.

Does your department host summer activities for minors? Be sure to start personnel background checks early


Published: March 1, 2017 9:20 am

If your department is planning a camp, event or program involving minors between April 1 and Sept. 1, be sure to consult and register with the Office of Youth Conference Services prior to the start of your activity.

Drug-Free Workplace Statement summarizes UF policy


Published: March 1, 2017 8:20 am

The University of Florida is committed to providing a campus environment free from the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of alcohol and drugs. To enhance this commitment, the university has adopted and implemented programs that seek to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by university community members.

New online resources available for hiring managers and new employees


Published: February 1, 2017 9:25 am

As part of its strategic commitment to preeminence through people, UFHR has launched an online “Hiring Center” designed to support the UF hiring process as well as a new online “Welcome Center.”

Performance appraisal evaluation period runs through Feb. 28


Published: February 1, 2017 9:00 am

This month, departments throughout campus begin to prepare for the annual performance appraisal period. The standard evaluation period for all USPS and TEAMS employees is March 1, 2016, through Feb. 28, 2017, with appraisals to be completed and signed by March 31, 2017.


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