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University Reopening and Related Details

Published: Sep 13th, 2017

Jodi Gentry, Vice President, UF Human Resources (UFHR)

We are grateful to faculty and staff who have returned to campus as part of normal operations following Hurricane Irma. While administrative leave is not available to accommodate school closings or general power outages, we ask that supervisors be flexible in these situations, as these circumstances can still be disruptive for our faculty and staff. Personally accrued vacation and sick leave may be used during this time upon request. If appropriate, with […]

UF Physical Plant to become Facilities Services this fall

Published: Sep 7th, 2017

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

The high standard of progress all Gators across campus measure themselves by is built in part on the foundation of our historic and modern facilities, dependable utilities and our robust and reliable infrastructure.

We are pleased to announce a fundamental change in one of UF’s largest divisions, Physical Plant. Beginning in September, Physical Plant will be renamed Facilities Services, as a reminder of this ongoing pursuit of excellence, and our responsibilities to maintaining preeminent facilities for a […]

Pepsi Contract Reminder

Published: Sep 5th, 2017

Curtis Reynolds, Vice President Business Affairs

Each semester, we take the opportunity to remind campus that Pepsi has the exclusive pouring rights contract for UF. This means that only Pepsi products (including Aquafina bottled water and Gatorade) may be served on campus, or at the University Athletic Association, UF Foundation, UF Health and Shands Hospital properties. This exclusivity extends to events as wide ranging as a faculty meeting, dean’s luncheon, […]

Employment Reference Policy

Published: Aug 30th, 2017

Jodi Gentry, Vice President, UF Human Resources (UFHR)
Amy Hass, Interim Vice President and General Counsel

Employment references for former or current faculty and staff can provide prospective employers with useful information about a job candidate’s competitiveness for a vacancy. In keeping with Florida Statutes, Section 768.095, truthful reference information can be provided without fear of liability if the information is factual and without malicious intent or discrimination if provided about former or current employees to a prospective employer at the prospective employer’s […]

Employment of Relatives – Nepotism

Published: Aug 29th, 2017

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

This is a reminder that all employees of the University are subject to reporting and approval requirements regarding the hiring of relatives (nepotism).

The University of Florida is committed to a policy of employment and advancement on qualifications and merit and does not discriminate in favor of or in opposition to the employment of relatives. UF Regulation 1.009, Employment of Relatives, specifically prohibits the appointment of […]

Changes to UF Policy Regarding Unencumbered Payments, Quoting and Purchase Order Threshold

Published: Aug 23rd, 2017

Alan M. West, Assistant Vice President and University Controller, Lisa Deal, Procurement Director, Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Due to recent audits and changes in Federal law, two important changes to the University of Florida’s policy regarding unencumbered payments and purchase orders will go into effect September 1, 2017. These changes will support best practices by decreasing fraud risk, encouraging use of contract suppliers, ensuring funds are available to pay suppliers promptly and appropriate use of funds.

Unencumbered Transactions
The list of what […]

Title IX Coordinator

Published: Aug 18th, 2017

Dr. Charles E. Lane, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

I am pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Russell Froman as the university’s new Title IX Coordinator, effective August 21, 2017. Dr. Froman comes to this position from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School at the University of Florida, where he served as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator as well as an administrator over Student Life and Behavioral Support. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. He directed […]

Fall 2017 Residence Hall Move-in begins Thursday, August 17 and continues through Sunday August 20 campus-wide

Published: Aug 15th, 2017

David W. Parrott, Vice President for Student Affairs

The UF community will be welcoming 8,100 campus residents and their families Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 20.

For UF faculty and staff working the break between Summer B/C and Fall, please
plan for impacts on all campus roads and near all student parking lots as well as in
these staff parking lots as residents park on a short term basis to unload their
vehicles and move into residence halls:

• […]

International Health Insurance Plan

Published: Jul 31st, 2017

Leonardo Villalón, Dean, UF International Center
Jodi Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

We are very pleased to announce a new international health insurance plan that will provide coverage for UF faculty, staff and graduate students while traveling abroad for conferences, research or other job-related activities. The policy is provided with the generous support of the Office of the Provost, and is effective as of 1 August 2017.

The new coverage is an extension of the existing TeamAssist emergency assistance insurance for […]

Appointment of Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Published: Jul 24th, 2017

Jodi Gentry, Vice President for UF Human Resources

Following a national search, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Maureen De Armond to UF Human Resources’ leadership team as assistant vice president.

Maureen comes to us from Iowa State University where she served as a member of the Office of University Counsel. As associate counsel at Iowa State, she focused on faculty and staff human resources issues, with practice areas that included labor relations, employment, disability, misconduct, discrimination and […]