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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 program that also provides flexibility and adaptability to UF’s diverse employee population, the reconceived leave program will:

  • Add paid family leave (parental and medical) as an event-based benefit
  • Convert to a paid time off plan from separately accrued sick and vacation leave
  • Create individual personal medical leave accounts to protect existing accrued leave balances
  • Continue to offer personal leave days and holidays as they currently exist

Faculty and staff will retain their currently accrued leave, which will be converted into the new plan.

“We are committed to continue to expand and refine our benefits offerings as we introduce this new program in a staged manner that will allow us to calibrate around the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jodi Gentry, vice president for human resources. “We recognize the trying times ahead of us and are working to find ways to provide leave offerings that are competitive, contemporary and flexible.”

Opportunities to learn more about the new leave offerings, including a town hall, will be provided in the weeks to come. If you have questions in the meantime, please email HRInitiatives@hr.ufl.edu.

Published: July 1st, 2020

Category: Benefits, News