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TEAMS staff may cash out up to 16 hours of leave Oct. 29 through Nov. 11

Each year, UF TEAMS employee are eligible to cash out up to 16 hours of vacation leave before the holiday season, provided a minimum balance of 40 hours remains on balance. This year’s leave cash-out period runs from Oct. 29 through Nov. 11. Eligible participants will receive the cash-out payment in their Nov. 19 paycheck. […]

Secure the Swamp online scavenger hunt

UF is participating in Cybersecurity Awareness Month to empower students, faculty and staff to own their role in protecting themselves and the university. This year’s campaign is centered on a “Secure the Swamp!” online scavenger hunt that runs Oct. 25-29. Participants will have the opportunity to win an exclusive T-shirt. Learn more:

Nurturing Pride in community with LGBTQ+ affinity groups

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, community organizations throughout Gainesville come together in October to celebrate Gainesville Pride. UF’s Queer Nation and Presidential LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, or LPAC, are UF affinity groups that work alongside area organizations to celebrate pride within our community and provide resources to LGBTQ+ faculty, staff and students. Find out more […]

Save your spot at the APA warm welcome

UF faculty and staff are invited to the Academic and Professional Assembly (APA) Warm Welcome event on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. The event aims to welcome new UF employees, foster a sense of belonging and community, and offer inspiration from UF leaders. Attendees will engage in networking opportunities and enjoy a leadership panel featuring […]

Gator1 extends hours of operation

The Gator1 office at the Welcome Center recently extended its hours of operation. Faculty, staff and students in need of a Gator1 card may stop by during the below hours: Monday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more:

Tickets available for Phantom

Dance Alive National Ballet presents Phantom: A Tale of Obsession, a ballet based on the novel by Gaston Leroux. Two performances featuring an international roster of dancers will be held at the Phillips Center on Oct. 30. Audience members are invited to wear costumes, and Halloween treats will be available for the matinee performance. Purchase your tickets: […]

An unexpected conversation builds trust, overcomes one man’s hesitance

Mark Hall was skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine and unvaccinated. One night at Spurrier’s Gridiron Grille, Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., renowned cancer researcher and director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, sat down next to Mark by chance. The two got to talking about the vaccine and Mark asked Dr. Mitchell all of the questions he […]

Choosing your health insurance plan: HMO vs. PPO vs. HDHP

If all the acronyms trip you up when it comes to choosing your healthcare plan, you’re not alone. Making a healthcare insurance plan choice for 2022 is an important decision for you and your family. Most benefits-eligible UF faculty and staff are eligible for health care plans administered by the State of Florida. We’ve put […]

Bridging the gap between UF and Spanish-speaking communities throughout Florida

Since 2010, the population of Hispanics in Florida has increased by more than 1.4 million. This dramatic growth has created the need for programs that can adequately and inclusively serve this population. In an effort to tackle this issue, a group of UF/IFAS Extension agents gathered in 2017 to create a grassroots organization called Coalition of […]

Protect your files on the GatorCloud

Saving files to your computer’s local drive is convenient, but if your device is lost, stolen or damaged, your data could be unrecoverable. To avoid this, UFIT recommends the use of a UF GatorCloud service, such as Microsoft OneDrive, Google Suite or Dropbox. UF’s versions of these popular services come with additional free storage and […]