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2018 Tax Changes Affect Parking Decals

Published: Feb 19th, 2018

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller

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

What is changing?
Employees with 2018 pre-tax parking deductions will see an increase in these taxes on their paycheck issued March 2, 2018. […]

Spring 2018 Commencement Information

Published: Feb 8th, 2018

Steph McBride, Director of Commencements

Ceremonies: This spring, the university-wide commencement ceremonies will be held in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.

There will be seven university-wide commencement ceremonies coordinated by the Provost’s Office — a Doctoral Degree Ceremony (Friday, May 4th at 9:00am), two Master’s/Specialist’s Degrees Ceremonies (Friday, May 4th at 2:00pm and 7:30pm), and four Bachelor’s Degrees Ceremonies (Saturday, May 5th at 9:00am and 2:00pm, and Sunday, May 6th at 9:00am and 2:00pm).

Please see the complete listing of Spring 2018 Commencement […]

Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs Search

Published: Feb 2nd, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

This is to announce an internal UF search for the Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs. After serving eleven years in that position, Angel Kwolek-Folland has decided to return to a faculty position in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in summer 2018.

The search committee will be chaired by Associate Provost W Andrew (Andy) McCollough. Nominations and applications should be submitted electronically to: Jennifer Poole (jen.poole@aa.ufl.edu). Applications should […]

Distance Learning Fees/Dates and Deadlines

Published: Feb 1st, 2018

W. Andrew McCollough, Associate Provost

Applications to request Distance Learning Fees for the Summer and Fall 2018 terms are now being accepted through PeopleSoft. All departmental applications should be submitted no later than Friday, February 23, 2018 and Dean’s approval is required by Friday March 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 course is […]

Two Searches for UF Leadership Positions Announced

Published: Jan 17th, 2018

W. Kent Fuchs, President

After more than 13 years of exemplary service at the University of Florida, Jane Adams has announced her retirement. She is expected to retire as Vice President for University Relations in late April. As part of the search to fill her role, we have established two leadership positions—a Vice President for Strategic Communications and Marketing as well as a Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Both of these positions report to the President and serve […]

Data Request: Fund Balance Update

Published: Jan 10th, 2018

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael V. McKee, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As you know, the Legislature and our Trustees continue to inquire about the unencumbered cash balances maintained by the University. It’s critical that we be able to accurately identify the purposes for holding these funds in a timely fashion, especially in the context of annual budget discussions.

The University began using a Commitments Ledger this past year to document funds that units have set aside […]

UF needs your help in undertaking its most comprehensive transportation and parking study

Published: Jan 9th, 2018

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve transportation and parking at the University of Florida, UF faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the 2018 Transportation and Parking Survey. The survey is part of the largest and most comprehensive transportation and parking study to date at the University of Florida. Receiving this feedback from our UF community will be integral in helping us prepare for our future needs as the campus continues to […]

Academic Year Appointment Calendar through Spring 2019

Published: Jan 5th, 2018

Dr. Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Listed below are the dates for the Academic Year through Spring 2019

Summer 2018                                                                                                             Number of Pay Periods
Term A          05/16/18 – 06/30/18        3.3
Term B          07/01/18 – 08/15/18             […]

UF selects new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Published: Dec 18th, 2017

David W. Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Heather White as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, effective in January.

Heather has served as interim Dean of Students since July 2017. During this time, she led the department through extensive organizational and budgetary realignments. She worked with her team to successfully secure more than $600,000 of the Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) allocation for the expansion of the […]

Heart, vascular and neuro services open in UF Health’s new hospitals

Published: Dec 11th, 2017

David S. Guzick, M.D., Ph.D.
UF Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
President, UF Health

Dear Colleagues:

On behalf of our UF Health executive leadership team, I am honored to announce that the inpatient and outpatient services at our two new hospitals — the UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital and the UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital — are officially open.

Yesterday’s inpatient move efforts went smoothly with the safe and efficient transfer of 139 patients into the new hospitals, and today our medical specialty care practices have […]