On Oct. 27, 2006, the University of North Florida Board of Trustees adopted the current equal opportunity and diversity regulation in which the University stated that it prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. As an extension of that regulation and in accordance with its intent, the University is committed to providing eligible faculty and staff domestic partner benefits. The criteria for receiving domestic partner benefits, the University benefits that will be provided to eligible domestic partners and the procedure for obtaining domestic partner benefits, are set forth below.
To be considered in a qualified domestic partner relationship for the purposes of receipt of University designated benefits, an eligible faculty or staff member and his/her domestic partner must meet the following criteria. To establish a domestic partnership, applicants must declare:
The following University benefits will be provided to an eligible faculty or staff member or his/her domestic partner:
Additionally, an eligible domestic partner under this policy will meet the definition of a University faculty or staff member's "immediate family" for purposes of the following leave benefits:
Any faculty or staff member seeking domestic partner benefits must complete the domestic partnership certification and schedule an appointment with the Assistant Director, Employee and Labor Relations in the Office of Human Resources by calling (904) 620-2903. Those seeking domestic partner benefits must provide the Office of Human Resources with the required criteria discussed above. Once all required information is reviewed and verified by the Office of Human Resources, applicants for benefits will be advised, in writing, of whether their application has been approved and the effective date, if applicable, for the applicant's receipt of domestic partner benefits. Please be advised that domestic partner benefits will not be provided to faculty and staff until this process has been completed.
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University of North Florida employees who meet eligibility requirements may participate in the Health Insurance Stipend Program for Domestic Partners to assist in defraying the cost of health insurance for a domestic partner. Please click the links below for detailed information about the program:
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