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Service Recognition Program

Published: Feb 20th, 2019

D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

Human Resources is pleased to announce a new and expanded Service Recognition
Program to recognize and honor staff for their years of service.

UF will continue to recognize
TEAMS and USPS employees for five-year increments of continuous service, based
on their most recent date of hire. Under the new program, the university will
expand the options for gifts.

Recipients will now receive an
email from the UF Bookstore inviting them to select an anniversary gift during
their anniversary month. They will then have the […]

Your responsibilities regarding the disclosure of activities involving foreign entities

Published: Feb 4th, 2019

David P. Norton, Vice President for Research

As explained in the January3, 2019 administrativememo, regarding the disclosure of  financial support from foreign entities, U.S.federal agencies have continued to express heightened concern about foreign influence on university research.  InAugust 2018, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health(NIH), issued a letterthat expressed serious concerns regarding efforts by foreign entities to exertinappropriate influence on research in the U.S. The National Science Foundation(NSF), the Department of Defense, and other U.S. government agencies have communicated […]

Spring 2019 Commencement Information

Published: Jan 30th, 2019

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

There will be two university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony on Friday, May 3rd at 2:00pm (processional to begin at 1:30pm) in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center, and an all-degrees ceremony on Saturday, May 4th at 9:00am in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Additionally, except for the College of Dentistry and Levin College of Law, each college will hold their own recognition ceremony at a designated time during the same weekend. Dates, […]

Proposed 2019-2020 Fringe Benefit Pool Rates

Published: Jan 25th, 2019

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The University has calculated the new proposed pooled fringe rates for fiscal year 2019-20 and has submitted them to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Although we do not expect any objections, the proposed rates are subject to DHHS approval and should be used with that understanding in your planning for fiscal year 2019-20.  The rates, when approved, will be effective July 1, 2019.

The pooled rates include the following employer-paid costs of taxes […]

Airbnb Banned for Official State Business Travel

Published: Jan 22nd, 2019

Michael V. McKee, Vice President and CFO

On January 15, 2019, Florida’s Governor issued in the following letter: to discontinue reimbursement to employees and contractors on official state business for Airbnb services. As a result, UF is making the following changesto its current directives and procedures.

Effective with the date of this administrative memo, Airbnb services should no longer be used by anyone on official University of Floridatravel. Reimbursements will be allowed for travel that contains Airbnb services where the travel began prior to […]

Material & Supply Fees/Equipment Use Fees

Published: Jan 15th, 2019

Julie Wang, Director, University Budgets

The Course Fee Module to re-certify or adjust Material &Supply Fees (MSF) and Equipment Use Fees (EUF) for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 Terms is now open.  All departmental requests should be certified no later than Thursday, January 31, 2019 and Dean’s approvals by Thursday, February 7, 2019.

Requests requiring Provost approval must include an explicit approval by the Dean, not a designee, and be submittedto the Budget Office for Provost review no later than Monday, January […]

Academic Year Appointment Calendar through Spring 2020

Published: Jan 8th, 2019

JosephGlover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Listed below are the dates for the Academic Year through Spring 2020.

Summer 2019     
 Number of Pay Periods

TermA                                      05/16/19 – 06/30/19                                                           3.2

Term B                                     07/01/19 – 08/15/19                                                           3.4

Term C                                      05/16/19 – 08/15/19                                                           6.6

2019-2020 Academic Year                        
  Number of Pay Periods

Fall 2019                                      08/16/19 -12/31/19                                                           9.8

Spring […]

Federal Agency Disclosure Requirements for Grant Supported Investigators – Disclosing Financial Support from Foreign Entities.

Published: Jan 3rd, 2019

David P. Norton,
Vice President for Research

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior
Vice President for Academic Affairs

The University of Florida supports and encourages international research, collaboration, and scholarship.  Ourfaculty, staff, and graduate students conduct research in over 100 countries, host students and collaborators from all over the globe, and contribute to theresearch mission of the University of Florida. Such activities enhance the effectiveness and reach of our university, but also come with additional responsibilities.

Inrecent months, US federal agencies that support university research have emphasized the requirements […]

Partial federal government shutdown

Published: Jan 2nd, 2019

Dr. David P.Norton, Vice President for Research

Due to a lapse in appropriations, a partial federal government shutdownis in place. The Division of Sponsored Programs (DSP) is monitoring thesituation and will continue to provide guidance as clearly and timely aspossible. The shutdown impacts each agency differently based on whether or nottheir FY19 appropriations were passed or not. 

Appropriations bills were passed for the Department of Health and Human Services, including the National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Defense, Education,and Energy. These agencies […]

UF selects new assistant vice president for student engagement in the Division of Student Affairs

Published: Dec 19th, 2018

David W. Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nancy Chrystal-Green as the assistant vice president for student engagement, effective January 2, 2019.

Since 2008, Nancy has served as senior director for Student Activities and Involvement. She’s had a variety of responsibilities during her tenure that included the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs, the David and Wanda Brown Center for Leadership and Service, Student Organizations and Campus Events, advising Student Government leaders, the […]