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.

FLSA Overtime Final Rule Update

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor announced its final rule updating the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations with a December 1, 2016 effective date.   

The Department of Labor’s Final Rule on defining the exemptions for Executive, Administrative, and Professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) (the “Overtime Rule” or “Final Rule”) will strengthen overtime protections and provide greater clarity for both workers and employers alike across sectors, including higher education. The Final Rule updates the salary level required for the executive, administrative, and professional (“white collar”) exemptions to ensure that the FLSA’s intended overtime protections are fully implemented, and to simplify the identification of overtime-protected employees. The Department of Labor updated the salary level threshold above which certain “white collar” workers may be exempt from overtime to equal the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers from the lowest wage Census Region. Once effective, the rule will raise the salary level from its previous amount of $455 per week to $913 per week.  These changes take effect on December 1, 2016. The Final Rule does not include any changes to the duties tests, which also affect the determination of who is exempt from overtime.

Human Resources at UWF is proactively analyzing the University’s workforce to identify positions that will be affected by the new rule and developing solutions.  These solutions will be communicated to all employees affected by the Final Rule.  Further information concerning these changes will be forthcoming from the Human Resources Department.

If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at ext. 2694.

Address Verification for Insurance with People First

Now is the time to confirm your address‌ for this year’s Open Enrollment.

Aetna Resources for Living – Employee Assistance Program

The University of West Florida has contracted with Aetna Resources for Living to provide an Employee Assistance Program for employees and their family members. The Employee Assistance Program helps employees resolve personal and work problems through professional assistance.

Our hearts go out to those impacted by the tragic Orlando shooting on June 12, 2016. Access specific resources prepared in response to this event.  Even when tragedies are far away and do not affect us personally, they can be upsetting.  If you find yourself needing extra support during this time, please consider contacting the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  

For resources and support, you can view coping resources here. Employees may contact Aetna directly by calling their toll-free number 800-272-7252. All services and calls are strictly confidential between the employee and Aetna.

To access both of these resources, use the following:

User name: UWF

Password: UWF

If you have question, contact Sharon Jones at (850) 474-2611 or

Quick checklist for the coming June through November Hurricane Season and potential Campus Closings for 2016!

√   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.

   Please print out a copy of the insurance contact information

   Be sure to print out a copy of the 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. 

Tuition Waiver Program Information

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, Daniela Casta 850-474-2921 or Jeff Comeau at 850-474-2610.

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Combined Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The 2015- 2016 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 & 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 or via email to Robin Cooke.