Category: HR Focus

Taylor Munson: “I would not be where I am today without the EEP”

Taylor Munson began her journey with the University of Florida as a volunteer at UF Health Jacksonville. Just over four years later, she now works as a clinical research coordinator III in the department of Emergency Medicine Research and holds a master’s degree from the University of North Florida — successes she credits in part to UF’s Employee Education Program, or EEP.

Read on to learn more about her experience with the program.

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.

EEP opens doors to new opportunities for UF faculty and staff

The EEP is a source of financial support for faculty and staff looking to gain new skills and further their professional goals.

Have you made your benefits elections? Open enrollment ends Nov. 3

This is your opportunity to add, change or remove benefit plans for the next plan year.

Leave cash-out opportunity through Nov. 8

Each year, UF TEAMS employees are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave before the holiday season, provided a minimum of 40 hours remains on balance. This year’s leave cash-out period runs from Monday, Oct. 30, through Wednesday, Nov. 9. Eligible participants will receive the cash-out payment in their Nov. 17 paycheck.

TEAMS leave cash-out hours must be entered no later than midnight on Nov. 8 and approved by the supervisor no later than the deadline of 10 a.m. on Nov. 9, as Nov. 10 is a holiday and payroll is closing 1 day early. Departments are responsible for ensuring that no more than 16 hours are cashed out and that 40 hours remain after the cash-out hours have been deducted.

Productivity Award nominations due Oct. 30

Individual or team nominations for the Florida Government Productivity Awards, formerly TaxWatch Productivity Awards, are due Monday, Oct. 30.

Florida Government Productivity Awards nominations due Oct. 30

Now in its 35th year, the Florida Government Productivity Awards — formerly TaxWatch Productivity Awards — honor state employees for their innovative and cost-saving accomplishments as well as the measurable contributions, increased productivity and added value of individuals and teams.

Sick Leave Pool enrollment is open through Oct. 31

UFHR offers a Sick Leave Pool as a way for employees to combine a portion of their individually accrued sick leave for collective use.

Melissa Curry named vice president for human resources

Melissa Curry, who has served as the University of Florida’s interim vice president for human resources since July 2022, has been tapped to fill the role permanently, UF President Ben Sasse announced today.

“Melissa brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of transformative leadership, which she demonstrated during her interim tenure,” Sasse said.

Explore exclusive savings for UF faculty and staff

From gyms to restaurants, car rentals and more — UF employees have the opportunity to save at a variety of businesses and retailers through UF GatorPerks.

Explore the GatorPerks website to discover local and regional discounts. Know of a business you would like to see included in the program? Complete the GatorPerks Recommendation Form to help us grow our list of vendors.

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