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Florida Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2019

Published: Dec 11th, 2018

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

In January, the state minimum wage will increase 21 cents from $8.25 to 8.46 per hour. UF Human Resources will identify employees, including OPS, STAS, and FWSP, currently earning an hourly rate less than $8.46 per hour.

The University’s minimum hourly wage for TEAMS and USPS employees will remain $13.00.

UF Human Resources will implement the salary increases in early January. No action is required from departments or colleges. The raises will be reflected in employee […]

Holiday Closing Period for Faculty and Staff

Published: Dec 4th, 2018

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

In keeping with past practice, the University of Florida will be closed Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas), and Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day), as well as the holiday closing period of December 26 through December 31. This holiday closing period is designed to offer departments the flexibility to close or significantly reduce staffing during the holiday season. The university will reopen Wednesday, January 2.

All TEAMS employees, 12-month Academic Personnel and postdoctoral associates have been credited […]

Reduction in Waiver of Non-Resident Tuition Differential for Grants/Contracts Supporting Graduate Assistants

Published: Dec 3rd, 2018

Dr. David Norton, Vice President for Research

The University of Florida is currently on a positive trajectory, and we are continuously assessing our processes to better position the university in pursuit of its aspirational goals. One area recently reviewed is tuition revenues from sponsored projects. For many years, the University of Florida has waived the non-resident tuition differential for graduate student tuition charged to sponsored projects. This practice was aimed at increasing the number of PhD students at a time when […]

Distance Learning Fees/Dates and Deadlines

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost for Teaching and Technology

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the spring 2019 term is now being accepted through PeopleSoft. All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday, October 26, 2018 and Dean’s approval is required by Friday, November 2nd.

(Reminder, DL Fees applications are required each semester for all courses as they are not carried over.)

Policy, course eligibility and the process for applying and implementing a distance learning fee for a […]

International Education Week 2018: Celebrating UF’s 2018 Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

Leonardo A. Villalón, Dean, UF International Center

November 12 – 16 will mark the celebration of International Education Week 2018 on the UF campus.

The University of Florida is particularly pleased this year to participate in the celebration of International Education Week (IEW), a joint annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education.

IEW provides an opportunity to highlight UF’s many efforts to create and promote programs with a global focus, and this […]

Timely Deactivation of Access Privileges

Published: Oct 17th, 2018

Elias G. Eldayrie, Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

A recent audit finding identified the need for the University to enhance procedures to ensure that system access privileges are promptly deactivated upon separation from University employment. In response to this finding, the University is working on implementation of a long-term solution to enhance processes.

In the meantime, we would like to remind all departments of the following:

• The Department Security Administrator (DSA) must remove all […]

Search for UF’s Senior Vice President for Health Affairs & President, UF Health

Published: Oct 16th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

I am pleased to announce that we have launched the search to fill the position of senior vice president for health affairs at UF and president of UF Health previously held by Dr. David S. Guzick. The search firm Merritt Hawkins, which has extensive knowledge of UF Health, will support the search. I will lead the search and Melissa Curry, director of recruitment and staffing at UF Human Resources, will serve as the administrative search liaison.

The following individuals, among […]

UF Religious Observances Policy

Published: Oct 8th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Please assure that every faculty member in your college is familiar with the policy specified below and complies with its provisions as they relate to accommodating students’ religious observances.

Students and faculty must work together to allow students the opportunity to observe the holy days of his or her faith. A student needs to inform the faculty member of the religious observances of his or her faith that will conflict with class attendance, with […]

Spring 2019 Textbook Adoptions

Published: Oct 8th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

The textbook adoption system for spring 2019 is now available to faculty and departments to submit their textbook adoptions and materials requirements. Please visit to enter spring 2019 adoptions.

In order to facilitate timely ordering of materials by the UF Bookstore, please submit adoptions, by October 29, 2018.

The deadline for spring 2019 adoptions is November 23, 2018 for compliance with Florida Statutes.

Knowledge of course textbook and materials requirements helps students balance […]

Political campaign activity

Published: Oct 2nd, 2018

Amy Hass, Vice President and General Counsel
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources
Mark Kaplan, Vice President for Government and Community Relations

As election day approaches, this is a reminder that the University of Florida may not participate in any political campaign or provide anything of value to support or oppose a candidate for public office or ballot initiative. This prohibition includes using UF funds, facilities, personnel, email addresses and systems, social media, or any other resources for political activities. Among other things, university […]