Category: HR Updates

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.

Some leave reporting and essential personnel considerations in anticipation of UF closure

As announced earlier today, due to Tropical Storm Idalia, the university campus in Gainesville will close at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29, through Wednesday, Aug. 30, and other UF areas throughout the state will have similar closings in keeping with their county government guidelines. Decisions about when to resume classes and normal campus operations will be made on Wednesday. Clinical personnel and all UF Health staff in Gainesville should follow their prescribed procedures.

How will you be spending your summer? Share your photos for chances to win a prize

Summer break is just around the corner, bringing with it opportunities to explore, recharge and reconnect with loved ones. Whether you are “staycationing” close to home or embarking on a journey across the world, we invite you to share your favorite summer photographs by entering our UF at Play Summer Photo Contest for a chance to win one of several UF giveaways. At the end of each month, our judges will review all submissions and pick two winners.

Read on to learn about contest rules, prizes and our judges.

2023 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognize outstanding and meritorious service

Sixteen staff and faculty members representing a wide range of experience and hailing from UF locations throughout the state of Florida were recognized for their outstanding service in a ceremony held this morning at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 

Hosted by UF President Ben Sasse, Ph.D., UFHR Interim Vice President Melissa Curry and UFHR Interim Assistant Vice President Bob Parks, Ph.D., the 2023 Superior Accomplishment Awards recognized faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life for students and employees.

CxUF call for proposals open through June 1

The award-winning Connected by UF, or CxUF, conference is back for 2023 with the theme “Investing in Our Tomorrow.” This two-day virtual conference, to be held Nov. 15–16, will bring together the Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS), UF Research (MainSpring) and UF Leadership Network (UFLN) communities to provide highly impactful professional development opportunities.

Expand your horizons with the Employee Education Program

UF faculty and staff who wish to take college courses through the Employee Education Program, or EEP, during the summer semester are encouraged to visit the program website today for information on upcoming application, approval and registration deadlines.

Read our EEP spotlight to learn how the program supports UF employees’ growth and career development. You can also register to attend an EEP informational webinar on April 13.

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.

It’s tax time — be on the lookout for your IRS Forms W-2 and 1095-C

By now you should be able to access your Form W-2 in myUFL or the ONE.UF application, or you should soon be receiving it in the mail.

Have you reviewed your 2023 paycheck statements?

While it’s always a good idea to look over your paycheck statement from time to time, it’s especially important at the beginning of the calendar year.

UFHR wants to hear from you!

As UFHR Interim Vice President Melissa Curry recently shared, we’re undertaking a thorough review and redesign of our website over the next few months.

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