Category: HR Focus

UF faculty and staff rise to the challenge of working through COVID-19

Faculty and staff have worked at record speed in recent weeks to adapt to changes brought on by the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the United States and throughout the world. This week, university leaders were asked to begin allowing employees to work from home and are encouraged to be innovative and adaptable to accommodate this wherever possible.

New system and policy provide standardization and improved tracking of UF volunteers

In an effort to provide more sustainable tracking of UF volunteer service as well as an enterprise-wide method of identifying UF volunteers, a new UF volunteer tracking system will be introduced on March 5.

UF welcomes new Talent Acquisition and Onboarding director Audrey Gainey

UFHR is pleased to welcome Audrey Gainey as its new director of Talent Acquisition and Onboarding. Gainey will oversee UF’s Strategic Talent Group, which aims to identify, attract and engage potential and current faculty and staff and serves as a consulting group to departments throughout the university. Gainey brings more than 24 years of experience […]

Happy Holidays! Reminders for the holiday closing period and year-end

The University of Florida will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, as well as the holiday closing period of Dec. 26 through 31, and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2. As you make preparations for time off during the holidays, be sure to enter your time and leave early.

Does your department accept volunteers? We want to hear from you!

In an effort to better support University of Florida volunteer programs, UFHR is developing a volunteer policy to improve compliance with the university’s longstanding Volunteer Regulation.

New “rolling” method of calculating FMLA leave effective January 2020

As part of its strategic commitment to modernize UF’s leave program for faculty and staff, UF Human Resources recently evaluated the way Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave is administered at the university. One outcome of these efforts was to align the calculation of the qualifying time period with current standard practice — from […]

Department of Labor announces changes to Fair Labor Standards Act

Last month, the Department of Labor announced a change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will take effect Jan. 1, 2020. The department expects the changes to FLSA will extend overtime pay protections to more than 1.3 million workers.

Florida minimum wage increase effective Jan. 1

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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently announced that the state minimum wage will increase 10 cents from $8.46 to $8.56 per hour.

Our policies reflect our values

UF strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff and students. These commitments are reflected in our policies as well as in the protections and support provided to those who need it. The federal law known as the Drug-Free Workplace Act requires UF to maintain a drug-free workplace. UF is committed to […]

Resources available to support leaders and TEAMS staff as UF Engaged officially launches

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Beginning this week, many UF leaders and TEAMS staff will begin receiving the first system-generated reminders notifying them that it’s time to complete their Quarterly Check-ins.

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