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Pepsi Contract Reminder

Published: Jan 12th, 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, staff retreat, catered function or special event.

I would like to remind you […]

Academic Year Appointment Calendar through Spring 2018

Published: Jan 3rd, 2017

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

Listed below are the dates for the Academic Year through Spring 2018.

Summer 2017 Number of Pay Periods

Term A 05/16/17 – 06/30/17 3.4
Term B 07/01/17 – 08/15/17 […]

Distinguished Alumni Professor (DAP) Award

Published: Dec 14th, 2016

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Timothy L. Walsh, Executive Director & Assistant Vice President of Alumni Affairs

Every two years the UF Alumni Association (UFAA) selects a faculty member to receive the “Distinguished Alumni Professor” (DAP) Award. The recipient serves as an ambassador of the university’s academic and research achievements to The Gator Nation®. As we continue the preeminence journey, we hope you will assist us by identifying faculty members of the highest caliber to represent the University of […]

Union Agreements

Published: Dec 12th, 2016

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

A new three-year agreement between the University and the faculty union (UFF) has been ratified and will be effective January 1, 2017. Key elements of the agreement include:

1.5% raise, effective January 1, 2017, with wage re-openers in years two and three
Special raises to non-tenure track faculty and P.K. Yonge faculty earning less than $50,000
Term professor awards ($5,000 a year for three years)
Provision for a re-opener […]

Final Exams and Reading Days

Published: Nov 30th, 2016

Joseph Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

This is a reminder that no examinations or term papers should be assigned during the upcoming reading days (December 8-9, 2016).  No classes or exams should be held on reading days.  Students are encouraged to use these days for study and review.

Consonant with university policies, comprehensive final examinations are not to be changed from their scheduled dates and times and may not be given except on the scheduled final exam days.  This rule […]

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Update

Published: Nov 28th, 2016

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

Last week, a federal court issued a nationwide injunction blocking the enforcement of the new Department of Labor overtime rule that increased the minimum salary threshold for exempt status to $47,476.  Prior to the injunction, this rule was set to be effective December 1.  Because the long-term impacts of this injunction are unclear, the University has made the following decisions:

UF will delay the transition of our impacted exempt employees to salaried nonexempt until all […]

2016-2017 Call for Regulation Development – Reminder

Published: Nov 21st, 2016

Jamie Lewis Keith, Vice President, General Counsel and University Secretary

This is a second reminder of the annual call for proposed changes to University of Florida regulations to be effective in the spring of 2017.  Any unit that would like to propose changes to University of Florida regulations (refer to the University of Florida Regulations website at http://regulations.ufl.edu) may submit such proposed changes to the General Counsel’s Office by  December 12, 2016.

Please include the following in the submission for each proposed changed regulation:

the existing regulation with the […]

Holiday Schedule for Faculty and Staff

Published: Nov 18th, 2016

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

In keeping with past practice, the university will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. While classes have been cancelled Wednesday, November 23, the university will remain open.  In addition to the November holidays, observance of other official holidays during this season will occur on December 26 (Christmas, observed) and J

In keeping with past practice, the university will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. While […]

Faculty and Staff Salary Increase Effective January 1, 2017

Published: Nov 17th, 2016

Jodi D. Gentry, Vice President for Human Resource Services

Earlier this year, President Fuchs announced an across-the-board salary increase for University of Florida faculty and staff. Under this program, eligible faculty and staff will receive a 1.5 percent pay increase effective January 1, 2017. In the coming months, there also will be impacts to compensation due to changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act and Florida’s minimum wage, as described below.

JANUARY 1 INCREASE

Effective January 1, 2017, eligible faculty and staff (USPS and TEAMS) […]

Material & Supply Fees/Equipment Use Fees

Published: Oct 31st, 2016

George Kolb, Director, University Budgets

Applications to establish or adjust Material & Supply Fees and Equipment Use Fees for the Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 Terms are now being accepted.  All departmental requests should be submitted no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and Dean’s approvals by Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Requests requiring Provost approval must include an explicit approval by the Dean, not a designee, and be submitted to the Provost no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Existing fees should be reviewed […]