Earlier this summer, members of the University of Florida and the greater Gainesville community gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the UF Public Safety Building. 


The event included a Flag Raising Ceremony along with special remarks made by Vice President for Business Affairs, Curtis Reynolds, Assistant Vice President of Public and Environmental Safety, Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick, and UFPD Chaplain Bishop Christopher Stokes.

Learn more about the event here.

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Meet Cindy Mercado, Lab Safety Program Manager for Environmental Health & Safety. Cindy oversees the laboratory, clinics, and chemical safety programs to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations, policies, procedures, and best practices. 

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GatorSafe App

Learn about the remarkable safety features the GatorSafe app has to offer. The app is easy and free to download for Apple and Android users.

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Kudos to Katherine De Armas, Police Communications Officer (PCO), for her instrumental role in a recent apprehension of theft crime suspects. While working the midnight shift, De Armas was able to successfully utilize the camera system to locate the suspects. We appreciate Katherines' quick responsiveness and excellent work!

If you know of staff members who are going above and beyond, please email businessaffairs@ufl.edu describing their effort. 

The University of Florida Police Department was recently honored for being a national leader in mental health initiatives and programs.

The recognition was presented to UFPD through a plaque that recognizes the department’s work as a Law Enforcement-Mental Health Learning Site, a program within the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

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The UF Latinx Staff & Faculty Association (LSFA) and Association of Black Faculty & Staff (ABFS) cordially invite you and your families to the annual summer picnic on Saturday, July 29 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Cypress Lodge at Lake Wauburg North Shore.

This free annual potluck-style social gathering unites members from all areas of UF to nurture community and establish connections.

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Safety Enforcement Reminder

As a reminder, beginning July 31, citations will be issued for vehicles violating parking regulations. This extends to university-owned service and delivery vehicles, and golf carts. TAPS will notify departments or colleges connected to the cited vehicle by email.

We understand that parking on campus can be a challenge for all, especially hard-working staff providing vital services to our community. To that end, Business Affairs Technical Services created an app to aid internal and external partners in finding parking across campus.

If you have any questions, please contact us at businessaffairs@ufl.edu.

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Did you know about the new Mobile GATORONE available this fall?

The Mobile GATORONE allows students, faculty, and staff to use their iPhone, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy, or other eligible Android phones to conveniently and safely access campus buildings, purchase food, ride the Regional Transit System (RTS), access RecSports facilities, check out materials from the library and more.

We encourage you to stop by the Reitz Union Aug. 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for the Mobile GatorONE tabling event hosted by Business Services and the GATORONE office.

The event includes giveaways, prizes, and a special photo opportunity with Albert! Representatives from the GATORONE office, technology partner Transact, and Samsung will be on hand to assist those who made need assistance with installation or troubleshooting help.

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Business Affairs Technical Services

Business Affairs Technical Services is a unit designed to support Business Affairs departments. Services provided include website design and development, data-based web application development, and enterprise application support as well as software acquisition consulting. In addition, this unit provides space management and analysis functions for the university.

Address: 245 Gale Lemerand, PO Box 115050

Phone: 352-392-2287

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Franklin Vaughn Jr.

Facilities Services

25 years of service

Kenneth Lee

Facilities Services

16 years of service

In the Know is published by the Division of Business Affairs to keep staff informed about news and points of pride.

Want to submit an idea or information for In the Know? Email businessaffairs@ufl.edu.

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