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Repeal of Tax Changes Affect Parking Decals

Published: Jan 16th, 2020

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by
Congress in December 2017 affected employer-provided qualified transportation
fringe benefits, including workplace parking plans.  Beginning in 2018, the Employee parking costs
were no longer a deductible expense, meaning they were subject to Social
Security (or FICA Alternative for participating employees), Medicare and
Federal withholding taxes.

On December 20, 2019, the
President signed into law the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of
2019.  This act repealed the
controversial “parking tax” that […]

Academic Year Appointment Calendar through Spring 2021

Published: Jan 15th, 2020

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

Listed below are the dates for the Academic Year through Spring 2021

Summer 2020                                                                Number of Pay Periods

Term A 5/15/2020 – 6/30/2020                                                                  3.3

Term B  7/01/2020 – 8/15/2020                                                                 3.3

Term C  5/15/2020 – 8/15/2020                                                                 6.6

2020-2021 Academic Year

Fall 2020 8/16/2020 – 12/31/2020                                                              9.9

Spring 2021 1/01/2021 – 5/15/2021                                                            9.6

contact Deanna Nelson at (352) 273-1773 or e-mail to if you have any

Interim Chief Compliance Officer Appointment

Published: Jan 9th, 2020

Amy M. Hass, Vice President and General Counsel

It is my pleasure to announce that Terra DuBois has accepted the role of
Interim Chief Compliance Officer for the University of Florida effective
immediately. This position reports functionally to the Audit & Compliance
Committee of the Board of Trustees and the President, and administratively to
the Vice President and General Counsel.

As Interim Chief Compliance Officer, Terra will lead and coordinate
compliance initiatives and operations across the UF enterprise.  She will
chair an enterprise-wide compliance committee, to include compliance leaders
from UF […]

UF Religious Observances Policy

Published: Jan 7th, 2020

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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 tests or examinations, or with […]

Search for UF College of Medicine Dean

Published: Jan 6th, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

David R. Nelson, MD, Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, UF & President, UF Health

I am pleased to announce that we have launched the search to fill the position of dean for the UF College of Medicine. The search firm Spencer Stuart, which has extensive knowledge of academic health centers and UF Health, will support the search. Dr. Julie Johnson, dean, College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Leon Haley, dean, College of Medicine-Jacksonville, will serve as co-chairs of the committee.

The […]

Director, Campus Experience

Published: Dec 23rd, 2019

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Assistant Provost Cheryl Gater as Director of Campus Experience effective January 1, 2020.  Dr. Gater will report to the Provost and continue her role in Academic Affairs.  With over 20 years of experience in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, Dr. Gater brings expertise in campus-wide initiatives to this new role.  She previously served as Director of Postdoctoral Affairs and prior to that was integral in […]

Holiday Closing Period for Faculty and Staff

Published: Dec 9th, 2019

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

In keeping with past practice,
the University of Florida will be closed Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas),
and Wednesday, 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 Thursday,
January 2.

All TEAMS employees, 12-month
Academic Personnel and postdoctoral associates have been credited with four
personal leave days to […]

College of Veterinary Medicine Interim Dean Announcement

Published: Dec 6th, 2019

David R.
Nelson, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Health Affairs &
President, UF Health

Jack Payne, Ph.D. Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

After a lengthy national search, we have decided to name
Dana Zimmel, D.V.M., as the College of Veterinary Medicine’s new interim dean.
Dr. Zimmel is well known to the college in her present role as associate dean
for clinical services. She also is a proud alumna and graduate of the college’s
Class of 1995 and a respected […]

Material & Supply Fees/Equipment Use Fees

Published: Nov 25th, 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 2020 and Fall 2020 Terms is now open.  All departmental requests should be certified no later than Friday, January 10, 2020 and Dean’s approvals by Friday, January 17, 2020. Requests requiring Provost approval must include an explicit approval by the Dean, not a designee, and be submitted to the Budget Office for Provost review no later than Tuesday, […]

UF Employee Education Program

Published: Nov 21st, 2019

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resources

UF Employee Education Program (EEP) is an opportunity funded by university
resources that enables full-time UF TEAMS, Academic Personnel and USPS
employees who have been employed for at least six months to receive tuition
assistance for up to six credit hours of eligible college-level courses per
semester. Faculty and staff who wish to take college courses through the
Employee Education Program (EEP) must adhere to application, submission and
approval, and registration deadlines on the UF EEP website at Deadlines
for the spring […]