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.
To learn more about what is happening in Human Resources and around campus, review the articles below.
All eligible faculty and staff will receive a cost-of-living salary adjustment effective March 1, 2017. The amount of the salary adjustment is equal to the 2016 calendar year CPI-U of 1.3 percent. The amount of the salary adjustment will equal 1.3 percent of the employee's base pay as of February 28, 2017. Base pay excludes administrative supplements and pay for temporary duties.
To be eligible for the cost-of-living adjustment one must have been a university employee on or before July 1, 2016 with continuous employment through February 28, 2017 and not have received a notice of non-reappointment, termination or separation with advance notice prior to the effective date of the salary adjustment. OPS employees and adjuncts are not eligible for the cost-of-living adjustment.
Because terms of pay must be negotiated with unions, those staff covered by AFSCME or PBA are currently ineligible pending completion of a bargained agreement. Faculty covered by UFF are eligible based on the UWF-UFF 2016-2017 Collective Bargaining Reopener Supplement ratified October 7, 2016.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued a revised edition of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Beginning January 22, 2017, the revised edition of the form dated 11/14/16 will become 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.
The revised edition provides a “smart” PDF version of the form that may be filled out on a computer or by hand. However, regardless of the method you use to complete the Form I-9, the form must be printed to paper and signed by hand by the employee, employer and , if applicable, any preparer or translator. Highlights of the changes include:
If you have any questions regarding completion of the revised form, please contact Carol Gentry at 474-2605, or Nicole Lohr at 474-2608.
Nominations for the 2017 Employee Recognition and Awards Program (ERAP) are now being accepted. The criteria and guidelines for the various awards are available on the Human Resources Department website. The deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017. The awards ceremony will be held on April 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. at the UWF Conference Center, Building 22.
On November 22, 2016, a Federal judge in Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction that suspends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulatory changes from taking effect on December 1, 2016.
The preliminary injunction is not permanent and serves to temporarily delay the implementation of these overtime regulatory changes. At this time, it is uncertain what the final resolution will be regarding this legal action.
Due to this injunction, the University of West Florida will postpone its plan to implement these overtime regulatory changes.
All affected salaried/exempt employees who previously received notification from Human Resources concerning the impact of these changes to their position will no longer be converted to an hourly/non-exempt status. These employees will continue to only be required to submit leave reports for any leave taken during a pay period and will not be eligible for overtime compensation. Human Resources will have online leave reports for the current pay period available for these employees by Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Human Resources will also remove any time sheets for this current pay period that have been initiated by these employees.
Human Resources will continue to closely monitor this legal action and will advise the campus community of any future decisions.
For further assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email@example.com.
Who is eligible?
This program is for full-time employees in established (non-OPS) positions. Qualifying employees may also assign part or all of their benefit to dependents meeting certain criteria.
What does it cover?
Employees may use the waiver for themselves for up to six credit hours
per semester (graduate or undergraduate). Dependents would be able to waive six credit hours of undergraduate or three hours of graduate level courses. The base tuition for authorized courses may be waived from the Student Account, but there may still be some fees to pay (for example, a Material and Supply Fee or Online Course Fee would still be the student's responsibility). Certain courses may not qualify (see the full details and recent updates on the HR Website for more information).
How to apply:
Employees wishing to use this benefit must apply for it every semester for which they intend to use the waiver. In "MyUWF", the "Employee Tuition Fee Waiver" application will guide eligible employees through the process. For more information, please contact Adrian Rowley at 850-474-2604 or Jeff Comeau at 850-474-2610.
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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 2016 – 2017 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 2016–2017 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.