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Did you know UF has a policy on tipping?

Pursuant to state guidelines and UF’s Policy on Business Entertainment, gratuities should not exceed 15 percent of a bill’s subtotal before tax. In some cases, where there is an automatic gratuity charged by a venue, tips on meals may exceed 15 percent. This increase is allowable and will be reimbursed by the University. Please help […]

Early voting on campus March 6-14

University of Florida students, faculty, staff and other Alachua County registered voters will be able to participate in early voting for the 2020 presidential preference primary and 2020 City of Gainesville regular election at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. WHEN:                  Friday, March 6, through Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. WHERE:                J. Wayne […]

Self-driving vehicles take to the roads in Gainesville

If you’ve been anywhere near SW 2nd Ave. between the UF campus and downtown this week, you may have noticed a cheerfully odd-looking vehicle making its way back and forth along the corridor. Beginning in February, a new autonomous shuttle funded by a grant from the Florida Department of Transportation is available to ride free […]

Upcoming events celebrate women’s achievements and aspirations

With 2020 marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, UF is starting to celebrate with a variety of events and activities. We’ve assembled just a few upcoming events marking this occasion as well as several others that celebrate women’s achievements and aspirations. If your department has any upcoming events, please email us at and we’ll continue […]

Honoring the women who make UF great

As UF gears up to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in the months to come, we’ll be sharing profiles some of the women who make UF great. We’ll also be asking each of the women we profile to tell us about another woman at UF they admire—in a sort of round robin of recognition. […]

Verlissa Ford: Improving how UF staff are recognized for their years of service

The UF Service Recognition Program, previously known as the Service Pin program, was created to recognize TEAMS and USPS employees’ years of service to UF in five-year increments. The former program distributed pins to colleges and departments biannually. A year ago, the program received a major facelift as the university wanted to give employees a more […]

Save the Date to Perk Up Your Summer!

It’s not too early to start making plans for the summer. Join us at the Champions Club on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to meet representatives from area youth summer camps and to learn more about UF’s year-round GatorPerks program, which offers discounts on travel, entertainment, restaurants, health and wellness services, and much more. This free event […]

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 […]

Looking for ways to connect with others at UF and beyond?

Connect with others on campus and in the community with UFHR’s new Get Connected directory created specifically for faculty and staff. Interested in beekeeping? Ever dream of raising chickens in your backyard? Enthusiastic about WordPress? There’s a group for you! Visit the Get Connected directory to get started and help us grow this directory to continue to serve our […]

Happy Holidays! Reminders for the holiday closing period and year-end

The University of Florida will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, as well as the holiday closing period of Dec. 26 through 31, and will reopen on Thursday, Jan. 2. As you make preparations for time off during the holidays, be sure to enter your time and leave early. All TEAMS employees, […]