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. 

PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) Performance Management (Performance Evaluation) Is Going Live

Over the last eight months, the Human Resources department has been working diligently behind the scenes to upgrade PeopleAdmin 5.8 (PPEMS) Performance Evaluation to PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) Performance Management (Performance Evaluation). The “Go Live!” date is August 3, 2015, and it is just around corner. As you know, we upgraded the job applicant and job description module in January, 2015.

2015 Procedure

Supervisors: PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) is the new performance evaluation software system used to complete the University Work Force annual performance evaluations, next year’s objectives, and the Position Orientation Year evaluation. The performance evaluation process start date for the University Work Force employees is August 3, 2015. The annual performance evaluation process is a method through which supervisors provide employees with feedback on their performance. An annual performance evaluation must be completed in PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) for all University Work Force employees that you supervise. The evaluation period is July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.The deadline for submitting completed evaluations is Friday, October 30, 2015.

Employees must begin the evaluation process by completing the employee self-evaluation form and forwarding it to their supervisor. This is accomplished online using the PA7 software. Upon receipt of the employee's self-evaluation, supervisors complete the general performance and competencies sections. Employees’ objectives for July 1, 2014, through June 20, 2015, which were set at the beginning of the evaluation period, are shown within the online process. Please refer to these objectives when completing the employee’s performance evaluation.

During the performance evaluation in-person meeting with the employee, objectives for next year's evaluation period (July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016) are set with the employee and documented on the online objectives form in PA7.

Please note that the Position Orientation Year evaluations are a separate process and should be completed at the completion of the employee's first year (12 months) at the university. All evaluation documents are accessible electronically on the PeopleAdmin System 7 (PA7) web site. An instruction sheet is also available on the web site.

Accessing PeopleAdmin 7 (Please do not attempt this without training!)

To access PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7), search for the PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) app in MYUWF (previously the Employment/Position Management app). If you have designated this as a favorite on your MyUWF desktop, it remains a favorite with the new title. 

Log into PeopleAdmin (PA7) by clicking the app in My UWF. Select the yellow “Click here to log in with SSO.” Then, select the “Go to University of West Florida Employee Portal” at the top right of the Home tab page. This will take you to the Employee Portal.

Accessing PPEMS 5.8

You may want to use the old software system (PPEMS 5.8) to review previous performance evaluations and/or objectives. PPEMS 5.8 is accessed from the Home tab of PA7.  Click the PPEMS 5.8 link under the “My Links” section on the right of the Home tab page. You will continue to use your current MyUWF user name and password to access PPEMS 5.8. 

Although you can access all information on the PPEMS 5.8 site, all new performance evaluations, objectives, and Position Orientation Year evaluations as of July 1, 2015, must be initiated using PA7. 

All access to historical performance evaluations and objectives will continue through PPEMS 5.8 until August 31, 2016.

Training for PeopleAdmin 7 Performance Evaluation

Every employee, including supervisors and non-supervisors, should avail themselves of training on the new software.  Training is being offered throughout July, August and September for PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) Performance Management (Performance Evaluations). Training is hands-on using the software training site. Register through the online Training Reservation Desk for the following classes:  

July 9, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
July 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
July 21, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
July 23, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
August 6, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
August 20, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
September 3, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

We are here to help you!  Please call us if you need assistance.  You may call LaBratta Epting at ext. 2292 or Sharon Jones at ext. 2611.

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.

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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.