New Hire Resources

As a new employee of the UF Health Cancer Center you are joining a University-wide institution with operations stretching into nearly every College at the University of Florida and impacting oncology research and care across the State of Florida.

The UF Health Cancer Center is committed to the prevention, detection, treatment, and cure of cancer; a cause which all of our faculty, staff, and students directly contribute to, regardless of their role. Before you get started, explore the Welcome to UF! portal and review our employee handbook for more information on the Cancer Center, our mission/vision/values, as well as common workplace policies and contacts which will be useful as you begin your employment with the UF Health Cancer Center.

As always, please contact us if you need any assistance!


As part of your employment with the University of Florida, you are eligible for a suite of exceptional, comprehensive benefits ranging from health benefits and retirement plans to paid leave and professional development resources.

A link to the Benefits at UF landing page is provided below with information on the health benefits, retirement plans, and leave that are available to you as part of your employment with the University of Florida. You will have 60 days from your hire date to make your benefits elections for health insurance and required retirement plans. If you need assistance navigating the enrollment process or have questions regarding the plans you are eligible for, UF HR has a team of Benefits Specialists who can work with you to make your enrollments. The link to the scheduler can be found below. Changes to your elections can only be made during Open Enrollment (in October) or as part of a Qualifying Status Change. (marriage, birth, dependent eligibility changes, etc.) Qualifying Status Changes must be reported within 60 days of the event or will not take effect until the normal open enrollment period. Reporting will depend on your benefits elections, so be sure to check for reporting requirements here as soon as possible.

Also, be sure to check out Gator Resources for a wealth of information about employment at UF including how to navigate through myUFL (entering time, reviewing paychecks, etc.) and everything else employment at UF has to offer. We also definitely recommend checking out GatorPerks for a list of businesses that offer discounts to UF employees!

Training Requirements

Please complete the following online trainings as soon as possible during your first week. Your supervisor may have other training courses that you need to complete for job specific access or other needs, so be sure to consult with them on your first day.

Complete on Your First Day

The following courses are required by the Center and the University for all staff to maintain compliance.

Complete by the End of the Week

Complete the following courses to gain necessary roles in the myUFL system. Once complete, contact us with the course name and date of completion to have the role assigned.

Other Recommended Training

While not required, the following courses are highly recommended for all staff. Confirm with your supervisor before registering for any extra training.

Commitment to Growth

As part of our vision for the UF Health Cancer Center and commitment to the mission we set in support of the Center, our HR team has a unique focus on curating and distributing resources and opportunities for continued learning, growth, and professional development. Many of these programs are provided by the University of Florida to its faculty and staff and other resources are available from industry respected organizations representing the wide range of professions at the UF Health Cancer Center. In addition to these, our dedicated Talent Development team is responsible for developing comprehensive and tailored resources for the Cancer Center with a specific emphasis on ensuring that the UFHCC remains a leader in the cancer research community and an exemplar of excellence at the University of Florida across its operations.

More information on our active programs, UF’s offerings, and our curated lists can be found at the link below.

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