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Revisiting available leave options and assistance

With the introduction of the Emergency Family Medical Leave Extension Act (EFMLEA) last spring, employees throughout the country were provided additional leave benefits under the Family Medical Leave Act. Faculty and staff unable to telework and who were responsible for caring for children under the age of 18 whose school or daycare was closed became […]

UF to introduce paid family leave and transition to paid time off plan

As part of its strategic commitment to design and implement a fair and competitive compensation strategy to help attract, retain and reward high-performing faculty and staff, UF Human Resources is modernizing its paid leave program to be more responsive to faculty and staff needs. In an effort to provide a more fair and consistent leave […]

Use compensatory leave by May 28

All non-exempt TEAMS and USPS employees, as well as exempt USPS employees, may use overtime and/or special compensatory leave through May 28, not June 30 as previously announced. As previously announced, this leave must be entered into the Elapsed Timesheet in the myUFL system no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. If the […]

UF EAP offers telehealth counseling when you need it

As an alternative to traditional face-to-face counseling, UF’s Employee Assistance Program offers video, telephone and online chat options that are especially beneficial during these times. If you or a member of your household needs someone to talk to, you can access services 24/7 by calling the UF EAP’s toll-free number, (833) 306-0103, or by visiting If […]

Accessing Gator 1 Card Services

As a reminder, UF faculty and staff designated essential personnel who need to be on campus should visibly wear their Gator 1 ID cards to ensure security. If you need to request a new card for any reason, you may do so by working with your department’s authorizer to request one online and have the card sent […]

FSA Deadline Approaching

Be sure to submit your flexible spending account (FSA) claims for eligible expenses incurred in 2019 (and through the grace period ending March 15, 2020) by April 15. Up to $500 of your unused 2019 balance may be carried over for the 2020 plan year. Have questions or need assistance? Contact Chard Snyder at (855) 824-9284 or

TaxWatch Productivity Awards nominations due May 1

Each year, the TaxWatch Productivity Awards (formerly Prudential Productivity Awards) honor state employees for their innovative and cost-saving accomplishments as well as the measurable contributions, increased productivity and added value of individuals and teams. The 2020 categories are — Technology/Innovation, Quality of Life, Service Delivery Improvement and Agency of the Year — with the hope […]

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment — now with lowest prepaid plan prices in five years

The Florida Prepaid Plan and the Florida Investment Plan (a 529 plan) offer affordable ways to save for your child’s future college expenses.  Lower plan prices are in effect for the 2020 Open Enrollment period, which began Feb. 1 and ends April 30. Prices start at only $44 per month for a newborn. Sign up […]

It’s tax time — be on the lookout for forms and a new W-4 for 2020

In addition to filing your W-2, the IRS requires reporting of health insurance coverage information for the 2019 federal income tax reporting year. While it is not necessary to include the actual forms with your tax return, information from IRS Form 1095-B and/or Form 1095-C must be included on individuals’ income tax returns. Please be […]

Are you maximizing your tax-deferring opportunities?

As the new year and tax season are upon us, now is a great time to do a financial check-up to ensure you are taking advantage of the tax-deferring opportunities available to you. “Anything you can do to tax-defer helps stretch your dollar,” said Shannon Edwards, UFHR Benefits director. “The first thing I tell people […]