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.

Hurricane Irma

The following three tabs provide essential information to university employees.

Timesheet Approval Deadline remains 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2017

Due to Hurricane Irma, the university is officially closed from 12:01 a.m. Friday, September 8 through to 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 11.

The University Controller’s Office will process the payroll as scheduled on Monday, September 11. Online timesheets and leave reports for the August 27 to September 9 pay period should be submitted and approved electronically no later than 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 11.

All University Work Force employees that submit time sheets should indicate Administrative Leave for hours they were normally scheduled to work during the period of the closing.  

Those University Work Force non-exempt hourly essential employees (these employees were contacted and required to work during the closing by their supervisors) working during the closing should also indicate special compensatory leave earned for the hours actually worked during the closing.

Additional instructions for time and leave reporting during the closure are located on the Human Resources website under News & Announcements.

University Emergency Closing - 9/8/2017 to 9/11/2017

The University of West Florida is closed due to projected severe weather from 12:01 AM, Friday, September 8, 2017, through 11:59 PM Monday, September 11, 2017.  All essential personnel are asked to report to work as assigned. If you are essential personnel, your supervisor will notify you, otherwise please follow your departmental emergency closing procedures.

As always, the safety of our students, faculty and staff are the University’s top priority. In the event of an emergency, please contact the UWF Police Department at 850.474.2415.

Additional Resources:

Quick checklist for the coming June through November Hurricane Season and potential Campus Closings for 2017!
  • 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.   
  • Remember to bring your leave reports and time sheets up-to-date prior to your departure.
  • Please print out a copy of the Insurance Contact Information details. 
  • Be sure to print out a copy of the Workers' Compensation Report of Injury‌ Form. 
  • You may want to bookmark the Environmental Health and Safety web page
  • 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.

News and Announcements:

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

Special Whole Life Insurance Open Enrollment (August 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017)

This is a unique opportunity to increase life insurance coverage. MassMutual@work‌ whole life insurance offers permanent protection with premiums that never increase, and allows you to provide for your family, even when you cannot be there for them. The policy comes with 3 built-in guarantees: Guaranteed Death Benefit, Guaranteed Level Premium, and Guaranteed Increases in Cash Value. Premiums are conveniently payroll deducted, and the policy is fully portable with no rate increase should you ever leave your job or retire. Policies offered Guaranteed Issue for New Hires and during special Open Enrollments for eligible employees. Simplified Underwriting offered year-round for employees, spouses and dependents. Contact your local Gabor representative, Samantha Wells at 850-291-5379 or, to learn more about this offering. Underwritten by MassMutual Life Insurance Company.

Please contact Human Resources Benefits Team, if you need any assistance (850) 474-2694.

Revised Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification Effective July 17, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a revised edition of the Form I­9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Beginning September 18, 2017, the revised edition of the form dated 07/17/2017 became mandatory for employers to complete with all new hires. The revision date is found at the bottom left hand side of both the form and instructions. 

Changes to the latest form pertain to the Instructions and the List of Acceptable Documents and are minor modifications. These changes do not affect the completion of the form. 

If you have any questions regarding completion of the revised form, please contact Carol Gentry at 474­-2605 or Nicole Zamary at 474­-2608.

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Combined Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The University of West Florida is committed to assisting all members of the UWF community in providing for their own safety and security. The 2017 – 2018 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on the University of West Florida Police Department website.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of West Florida; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the 2017–2018 Combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, visit the UWF Police Department at Building 94 or request a copy be mailed to you by calling 850-474-2022. This information is required by law and is provided by the University of West Florida Police Department.

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