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Join is in supporting the Heart Walk!

Dear USFSP Faculty, Staff and Students: USFSP has committed to participating in the American Heart Association’s Tampa Bay Heart Walk on Nov. 15. Because heart disease is the number one killer of all Americans, and affects the lives of so many of our employees, we have made this initiative a priority and are aiming to raise $10,000. In an effort to do our part and reach that goal, I am asking that everyone at the institution participate in our fundraising efforts. You have many options for participation, such as:

  • Joining as a Team Captain and recruiting 15 fundraising walkers
  • Joining a Team as a fundraising walker
  • Making a personal donation

At this point, we need at least 10 motivated and dedicated employees to serve as Team Captains. If you would like to participate as a Team Captain or a Walker to help raise funds, please go online and register at www.TampaBayHeartWalk.org. Please register by next Friday. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact American Heart Association staff Wyndham Randall at wyndham.randall@heart.org


Wyndham Randall
Heart Walk Director
Tampa Bay Heart Walk
11207 Blue Heron Blvd. N.
St. Petersburg, FL.  33716

wyndham.randall@heart.org  I  www.heart.org

727-563-8041 Office

my family is why


Outside Activity Disclosures

Starting July 1, 2014, employees are required to use Outside Activity Disclosure in the eDisclose portal to disclose outside activity.

eDisclose is accessible from the MyUSF portal under Business Systems.  Once in eDisclose, you may access many tutorials and resources by clicking on the Welcome tab.

The following brief tutorials will guide you through the Outside Activity Disclosure process.

If you require support using eDisclose contact:  813-974-2705 or eDisclose@usf.edu.

Financial Systems: Introduction / Intermediate Workshop

Register for this workshop today!

FST110:  Financial Systems, Session 57

  • Wednesday, May 21st, 9:00am-Noon, Bay 227

The University of South Florida System has a complex combination of software and systems that operates and controls all financial transactions in the University. Discussion will include what these components are, how they integrate, how to best use them, the inter-dependencies of the modules, chart fields, and reporting. Discussion centers around the flow of data; from individual modules and external sources to general ledger and finance mart.

Register in GEMS Self Service.  Click here to view details on how to register for workshops


Last Day of Sick Leave Pool Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for the Sick Leave Pool program closes today, Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  If you would like to become a member of the Sick Leave Pool program, this is your last opportunity for this year!

The Sick Leave Pool enables an employee to remain in a paid status when they experience a serious, short-term medical condition rendering them unable to perform assigned duties and causing them to deplete all of their leave.

Eligible full and part time employees may join during the annual Sick Leave Pool open enrollment period from April 1 through April 30.

To be considered, download and complete the membership application below, and forward the completed application to Lisa Pablos at Human Resources in Bay 206.

Photos: Take Your Child to Work Day

The 2014 Take Your Child to Work Day event was a huge success.  The children had a great time and learned about many of  the programs on our campus.

A big THANK YOU to the presenters, group leaders and volunteers!

Use the link below to access photos taken during the event:

Take Your Child to Work Day

USF System: Lump Sum Bonus Increases – June 2014

USF will be providing a one-time lump sum bonus to all eligible employees in the Staff and Administration pay plans on June 13, 2014.  Temporary/OPS employees are not eligible for the bonus.

Increase Amounts

The 2013 Appropriations Act included funds for discretionary one-time lump sum bonus awards to eligible employees “in order to recruit, retain and reward quality personnel.”  Funds are provided to award these bonuses to no more than 35% of the authorized E&G positions.

The University, in accordance with authority delegated by Florida Statutes and its policies and procedures on pay for performance and bonuses, is supplementing these funds to recognize all employees who meet the eligibility criteria in its approved 2013-14 Lump Sum Bonus Plan as defined below.  Eligible employees with an overall performance evaluation of Exemplary will receive a bonus of $1,100 (gross); eligible employees with an overall performance evaluation of Commendable will receive a bonus of $600 (gross). The bonuses for eligible employees funded by non-E&G sources (e.g., contracts and grants or auxiliary) are expected to be funded from those sources, provided that such funds are allowable and available in the funding source.

Eligibility Criteria  

To be eligible, an employee:

  • Must be an employee in the Administration or Staff pay plan (excludes Temporary/OPS)
  • Must have been employed in an established position prior to July 1, 2013 and must have been continuously employed in an established position through June 5, 2014
  • Must not have been on leave without pay consecutively for more than six (6) months during the fiscal year 2013-14
  • Must have no sustained disciplinary action during the period beginning July 1, 2013 through June 5, 2014.  Disciplinary actions include written reprimands, suspensions, dismissals and involuntary or voluntary demotions that were associated with a disciplinary action
  • Must have an overall performance rating of Exemplary or Commendable on the most recent evaluation on file in Human Resources (in GEMS) as of March 1, 2014.  Such rating is assumed to be reflective of demonstrated:
    • commitment to the university mission.  As applicable to the employee’s specific department or unit, such commitment may be demonstrated by reducing the burden of those served, continually improving the way business is conducted, producing results in the form of increased outputs, and working to improve processes
    • initiative in work and having exceeded normal job expectations
    • modeling of the way for others by displaying university values of professionalism, fairness, cooperation, respect, honesty, excellence and teamwork

Additionally, to be eligible an employee

  • Must not have received notice of termination or non-reappointment prior to June 5, 2014


If you have any questions regarding the June 2014 lump sum bonuses, please contact the HR Office at 727-873-4838 or 727-873-4105.

Free Exercise Classes

 Are you interested in taking an exercise class in the comfort of your home…for free?

Use the link below to access a wealth of free resources to get you on a path to health and wellbeing:

Employee Health and Wellness Webpage, then click on Free Streamng Exercise Classes



Telephone Service Skills Workshop

Target Audience: Employees who are new to working with customers or tenured employees who would like to “freshen up” on their service delivery skills.

Program Overview: Impressions, good and bad, are made in a moment and often last forever. That’s why every phone call should be handled with tact, efficiency and good will. In this workshop, participants share their best practices for outstanding telephone services skills.

Objectives: To create consistency in the professional manner of answering the phone at USF.


  • Explore caller’s perspective on telephone service
  • Share best practices in answering techniques and listening skills
  • Practice tips for transferring calls, managing silence, maintaining a fresh tone of voice


Use GEMS Self Service to register

  • Telephone Service Skills, SE102, Session 10
  • Friday, March 28, 2014
  • 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Coquina 224

For questions or assistance email LisaPablos@usfsp.edu




Yoga at USFSP

The USFSP Employee Health and Wellness Committee
is hosting Yoga instruction.


  • Every Thursday
  • March 6th through May 1st
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm


  • Various locations on campus


See flier for more schedule and location details.





Change to Workers’ Compensation Starting January 1, 2014

As of January 1, 2014, the State of Florida will be transitioning their Workers’ Compensation medical case management to Amerisys for coordination of medical benefits. The only change this will cause in our internal processes at USF will be to call the new correct contact number to report injuries as of January 1, 2014.

Amerisys will also take over the case management of existing claims. They will notify all of the employees affected by this change and provide them new contact information for Amerisys case managers.

The updated Workers’ Compensation FAQs and Accident Investigation Report for Supervisors have been uploaded to the For Employees tab on our Human Resources web site.

When an employee reports a work-related injury or illness, take prompt action to:

1. Ensure the employee receives necessary medical attention. In case of emergency, call 911 or immediately send the employee to a hospital emergency room.

2. With the injured or ill employee, immediately call Amerisys at 1-800-455-2079 to report the work-related injury or illness so the employee can receive appropriate care. In case of emergency, call Amerisys as soon as practicable.

3. Complete the Accident Investigation Report for Supervisors and forward to Human Resources within 24 hours.

4. The Laboratory/Studio and Field Incident Report form is to be completed by the Lab Manager/Teaching Assistant/Instructor for any incident that occurs in any University of South Florida affiliated teaching or research laboratory/studio or field research project. An incident means any unplanned event within the scope of a procedure that causes, or has the potential to cause, an injury or illness and/or damage to equipment, buildings, or the natural environment. Please fill out the online Laboratory/Studio and Field Incident Report form and submit to Environmental Health & Safety within 24 hours of the incident.

5. Take action to correct any safety hazards to prevent the same or similar injury or illness from occurring again.

Please forward this information to anyone in your department or school who will need to be updated for future reference as we move to the Amerisys case management team for our Workers’ Compensation case management.

For questions on how to report a work-related injury or illness or other Workers’ Compensation issues, contact the USFSP Human Resources at (727) 873-4105.