This handbook is intended as a guide for policies, benefits, and general information which should assist you during your employment. This handbook is not a contract. The University reserves the right to make changes in content or application at any time, as it deems
appropriate. Please consult the Human Resources website for the most current policies and procedures.

Faculty employees should refer to Faculty Excellence for information about the Faculty Handbook.


Chapter 1 Communication

Chapter 2 Benefits

Chapter 3 Pay Issues

Chapter 4 Leave and Attendance

Chapter 5 Terms and Conditions of Employment

Chapter 6 Services, Facilities, and Special Programs



President’s Statement on EO/AA

UCF Facts

UCF History

UCF Organizational Chart

Employee Code of Conduct

Chapter 1 Communication

Bulletin Boards

myUCF Portal

News and Information

Open Door Policy

You and Your Supervisor

Chapter 2 Benefits

Additional Employee Benefits


Employee Assistance Program

Florida Pre-Paid College Plan

Name/Address Change Information

New Employee Orientation

Professional Development

Qualifying Status Change

Retirement Plans

Tuition Waiver Program

Workers’ Compensation

Chapter 3 Pay Issues

Direct Deposit

Federal Tax Guidelines


How to Access Your Pay Advice

Payroll Calendar

Pay Periods and Deductions

Wage Verifications

Chapter 4 Leave and Attendance

Administrative Leave

Annual Leave

Bereavement Leave (Non-exempt USPS, Non-exempt A&P)

Break in Service

Family Medical Leave


Holiday Schedule

Jury Duty

Leave & Pay Exceptions Report

Leaves of Absence

Leave Payouts

Leave Transfers

Military Leave

Overtime (Non-exempt)

Overtime Compensatory Leave (Non-exempt USPS)

Paid Personal Leave Day

Parental Leave

Personal Holiday (Non-exempt USPS, Non-exempt A&P)

Professional Development Leave (A&P)

Sick Leave

Sick Leave Pool (A&P)

Sick Leave Pool (USPS)

Special Compensatory Leave (Non-exempt USPS)

Timesheets (Non-exempt)

Chapter 5 Terms and
Conditions of Employment

Abandonment of Position

Annual Performance Review


Breaks (see “Work Breaks”)

Call Back Pay (Non-exempt)

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Disciplinary Standards (USPS)

Discipline and Termination for Cause (A&P)

Disruptive Conduct

Drug Free Workplace/Drug Free Schools Policy Statement

Electronic Mail Retention Requirements

Employee Exit Checklist

Employee Exit Questionnaire

Employee Separation Policy

Employment of Relatives

Employment Verification

Exempt Status

Lunch Breaks (Non-exempt)

New Employee Sign-in

Non-exempt Status

Non Resident Alien (NRA) Employment

Nursing Mother’s Work Break

On-call Policy (Non-exempt)

Predetermination and Arbitration Procedure (USPS)

Previous State Service

Probationary Period (USPS)

Probationary Review (USPS)

Resignation and Non Renewal (A&P)

Resignation Notice

Shift Differential Practice

Solicitation on Campus

Work Breaks (Non-exempt)

Work Hours (Non-exempt)

Chapter 6 Services, Facilities,
and Special Programs

Bus and Shuttle Services

Creative School for Children

Credit Union

Prudential Productivity Awards

Dining Services

Emergency Management Plan

Employee Recognition Programs

Environmental Health and Safety

First Aid Kit Locations

Library Services

Parking Service – Permit Registration

Photocopier and Printing Services

Police and Safety

Recreational Services

Safety Concern Reporting

Staff Council (USPS)

Staff Parking Information

Training Programs

University Governance

University Ombuds Office

Victim Services