Category: HR Updates

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

As announced earlier today, due to Hurricane Ian, the university campus in Gainesville will close Sept. 28, and other UF areas throughout the state will have had similar closings in keeping with their county government guidelines. It is expected university facilities statewide will reopen on Saturday, Oct. 1. Clinical personnel and all UF Health staff in Gainesville should follow their prescribed procedures.


Superior Accomplishment Award nominations due Oct. 14

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond? Nominate them for a Superior Accomplishment Award!

This annual awards program recognizes faculty and staff who have contributed outstanding service in their fields during the academic year of Aug. 1, 2021, through July 31, 2022. The nomination period is underway and runs through Oct. 14. 


Refining and improving the hiring process at the College of Pharmacy

This spring, UFHR introduced new inclusive hiring resources to provide faculty and staff with support and guidance at each stage of the hiring process. As part of these resources, the Inclusive Hiring Badge program was launched that featured education on the topics of inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the workplace.

UF College of Pharmacy HR Generalist II Kim Lewerenz is one of the first participants to receive the Inclusive Hiring Badge. We sat down with Kim to discuss her experience with the program and how she is incorporating inclusive hiring practices in her work.


Maintaining a drug-free workplace

The University of Florida strives to provide a drug-free workplace environment for its faculty, staff and students — and these commitments are reflected in our policies as well as the protections and support provided to those who may need it.


Financial planning services just steps away

Fidelity Investments recently opened an office in The Gainesville Innovation District dedicated to its UF clientele.


APA recognized with a CUPA-HR award

UF’s Academic and Professional Assembly was recently recognized with an HR Innovation Award by CUPA-HR.


Enhance your managerial skills with new and revamped resources

Looking for ways to improve your managerial skills? UF Training and Organizational Development, or TOD, has assembled some best practices, resources and tools that all managers at UF can use to enhance their managerial and leadership skills.  


Want to further your education? EEP registration due Aug. 16

UF faculty and staff who wish to take college courses through the Employee Education Program during the fall semester are encouraged to visit the program website today for more information.


Don’t miss important updates — review your contact information to stay current

If you’ve recently moved, gotten married or experienced any other changes that affect your emergency contacts or beneficiaries, be sure to update your information in the myUFL system. By keeping your information up-to-date, you can ensure you receive important information that affects your health and well-being while avoiding additional challenges in the event of a crisis.


Melissa Curry named interim vice president for Human Resources

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Lane, Ph.D., recently announced Melissa Curry would assume the role of interim vice president for Human Resources effective July 1. 


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