Human Resources


Welcome to the Human Resources' website. 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 website is designed 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.


Emergency Closing Due to Tropical Storm Nestor – October 2019

The University of West Florida will be closed due to Tropical Storm Nestor from Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. through Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:59 a.m. All essential personnel are asked to report to work as assigned. If you are essential personnel and required to report to work, your supervisor will notify you. Otherwise, please follow your departmental emergency closing procedures.

All Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC) locations will remain open at this time.

All non-exempt employees will report Administrative Leave for their regularly scheduled work shifts only and indicate "Emergency Closing" in the comment section. Additional instructions for time and leave reporting are defined within the "Reporting Hours during the Emergency Closingdocument provided by Human Resources.

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:

Open Enrollment - October 14, 2019 through November 1, 2019

Once a year, employees have the opportunity to make changes to insurance enrollment without a Qualifying Status Change (QSC) event. Please review the Open Enrollment Overview page for various information, including:

  • New Open Enrollment Video
  • Insurance Plan Information and 2020 Benefits Guide
  • What’s New for 2020
  • Enrollment step-by-step guides and tips
  • Open Enrollment Assistance Session Dates and Times
  • ...and more

Employees who change benefits for Plan Year 2020 must provide a Confirmation Statement of People First enrollment to UWF Human Resources for proper processing to avoid lapses in coverage.

Quick checklist for the coming June through November Hurricane Season and potential Campus Closings for 2019!
  • 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 University Police 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.

Job Search Document Retention Process Change for 2019

For PeopleAdmin 7 (PA7) job searches that close in, are withdrawn/canceled, or result in a hire in 2019, HR will now ask for and retain the job search records for the required four year retention period. That means for job postings that close in or result in a hire in 2019, hiring officials will no longer be required to retain search documents for the required four years. For all searches that conclude in 2019 (faculty, staff, OPS, student), the hiring official or designee must scan and forward search related documentation to HR. This includes faculty and staff Sunshine Recruitments, closed searches that utilized an advisory committee, and those searches that only utilized the hiring official to make the hiring decision. Documents should be emailed to Hiring officials are still required to retain search documents for job postings that were withdrawn/canceled or resulted in a hire prior to 2019.

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General Data Protection Regulation

The University of West Florida (UWF), is committed to safeguarding the privacy of personal data. UWF is subject to the European Union General Data Protection Act (GDPR) if data is provided from a location in the European Union. For more information on whether the GDPR applies to your personal data, please visit the EUGDPR website. For detailed information and to learn more, please visit the UWF General Data Protection Regulation webpage or the UWF EU GDPR Privacy Notice. For information as to how this pertains to Human Resources, please visit the UWF Human Resources GDPR Privacy Notice.

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 2019– 2020 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 2018–2019 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.