Human Resources


Welcome to the Human Resources' web site. Whether you are a staff member, faculty member, applicant, student, or a member of the public, we welcome your visit and look forward to assisting you. Our web site has recently been revised to provide portals for site visitors based on the type of visitor: job seeker, new hire, employee, or supervisor.

News and Announcements:

To learn more about what is happening in Human Resources and around campus, review the articles below.

Quick checklist for the coming June through November Hurricane Season and potential Campus Closings for 2015!

√  Please be sure to review your office procedure for closing and securing offices.

   Instructions for leave reporting for each emergency closing will be posted to the Human Resources homepage. General Leave Instructions  

   Remember to bring your leave reports and time sheets up to date prior to your departure.

   Be sure to print out a copy of the  Human Resources Benefits contact information  

   Emergency Workers' Compensation Report 

  You may want to bookmark the Environmental Health and Safety web page

  Emergency Employee Assistance Program 

  Remember that official information regarding the closing and reopening for University of West Florida Employees is FM Radio 88.1 WUWF and the UWF Home Page

Those who will be on the critical work team during the closing should confirm their contact information is up to date with their supervisor prior to departure and review the emergency Worker’s Compensation Injury reporting process for that period. 

Lactation Room Available in the John C. Pace Library

In an effort to support nursing mothers, UWF now offers an area for individuals needing a private place to express breast milk. The room is located on the third floor of the John C. Pace Library on the main UWF campus and is open to faculty, staff, students, and visitors. In order to use the space, one may check out the key using a Nautilus card at the Circulation Desk during the Library’s regular operating hours.

Anyone who wishes to verify whether the room is available or already in use prior to traveling to the Library may call ahead to the Circulation Desk at 850-474-2414. Though the key may be checked out for up to two hours, patrons are asked to return it when they have finished using the lactation room so that others may access this space.

Information regarding a proposed option for 9/10 Month Faculty Salary to be paid over 12 Months

You are invited to review the materials provided below which outline the characteristics of a deferred pay plan for 9/10 month faculty member’s salary being paid over 12 months. These materials included a review of the advantages and disadvantages of such an arrangement and its effects on insurance, benefits and retirement, and possible alternatives. This proposed program would NOT have any charges to employees or departments.

  1. Video of the Thursday, April 2, 2015 informational Session
  2. PowerPoint Presentation (It is recommend that you print out this presentation and then view the video)
  3. Excel Estimating tool ‌ This is an excel file designed for you to look at how your personal salary and benefits would look in the current pay plan and in the proposed 9 over 12 pay option‌
  4. Survey: Once you have viewed the video and used the excel calculation tool, you may complete an online Ballot to indicate your intent to use such an option if offered. 

Call Jeff Comeau at 474-2610 or email  or call Billy Pollard at 474-3025, or email for more information.

Important Notice to Employees with legally recognized same sex marriages beginning 1/6/15

Please note the following benefits that are available to newly recognized spouses and their dependents:

  • State Sponsored Pre-tax Insurance options (PDF‌)
  • Post-Tax Insurance options (Gabor Agency)
    • Life insurance for family members (This benefit has been and remains available)
  • Employee Tuition Waiver – as it applies to dependents (Tuition Waiver Policy‌)
  • Sick Leave to care for immediate family members (including leave requested under the Family and Medical Leave Act) (UWF Policy HR-18.00) see definition of immediate family HR-18.00, (5), (d), 2., b. )
  • Florida Retirement System
    • Pension (Beneficiary and Joint Annuitant)(PDF)
  • Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) (This benefit has been and remains available)

Dependents may be added to current insurances within 60 days of becoming dependents or spouses. For those married or adding dependents after March 6, 2015, changes must be made within 60 days. Please be certain to obtain a hard copy confirmation statement from the People First Service Center for insurance changes made and send a copy to UWF Human Resources Benefits Section.  This will allow us to properly establish the deduction changes in the Human Resources Information System.

Our goal is to keep you informed of these and all matters relevant to your benefits needs as a valued UWF employee.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Jeff Comeau 474-2610.  

We are committed to continuously improving our web site. If you have questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions, we welcome your feedback.

Our department is organized as follows in order to provide better service to you, our customer:

  • Front Desk/Office Administration
  • Recruitment, Employment, and Classification
  • HR Payroll
  • HRIS
  • Benefits and Leave Management
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • ADA Compliance
  • HR Administration
  • Staff Development and Training
  • Employee Relations/Conflict Resolution
  • Equal Opportunity

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Combined Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The 2014-2015 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is a federally mandated report that is to be made available to all faculty, staff and students no later than Oct 1 each calendar year.  The report is also to be made available to all potential faculty, staff and students year round as they become known to us.  This report is intended to provide the community with safety and security information and procedures, as well as, annual crime and fire statistics. An electronic version of the Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on our UWF Police web page

A printed copy of this report is also available upon request at the Police Station, located in Building 94.