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Eric H. Conde, M.S.A., CFAAMA
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

The Administrative Affairs office is dedicated to serving the professional needs of the faculty, staff and administration of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville (UFCOM-J). Our mission is to facilitate and support, through administrative functions, the education, research and patient care mission of the UFCOM-J, while being consistent with all applicable rules and contractual constraints.

We accomplish this by facilitating processes related to academic and professional matters such as, but not limited to:

Faculty Affairs
The Administrative Affairs office provides support to faculty, chairs, directors, and deans on policies, procedures, and developmental programs for faculty. We are committed to supporting faculty from appointment through retirement by facilitating all matters related to faculty and academic affairs, including but not limited to recruitment, appointments, promotion and tenure process, salary increases, maintenance of faculty records, mentoring, evaluations, disciplinary and personnel issues, review of faculty grievances, effort reporting and certification, UFCOM-J Leadership Development Program, Conflict of Interest (COI) Program, and policies and procedures relevant to faculty at UFCOM-J. The Administrative Affairs office supports the Faculty Council by conducting faculty elections, new faculty orientation, and serving as representatives of the Dean’s Office.

Human Resources
The Administrative Affairs office has oversight of the UFCOM-J human resources, and other functions related to ongoing organizational needs. We oversee HR management for UFCOM-J employees, including, but not limited to the administration of the annual performance evaluations; special pay increases; appointment letters; recruitment; leave administration, time management (review and approval of payable time); Department Security Administrator (DSA) authority; UFCOM-J and University policies and practices; liaison with UF in employee relations issues; and liaison with UF/UF Health Jacksonville/UFJPI in facilitating development programs for TEAMS employees.

Immigration Services
The Administrative Affairs office, in collaboration with the University’s Immigration and Compliance Services office and the law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, initiates the visa process on behalf of UFCOM-J employees for non-immigrant and immigrant employment based cases. All applications and petitions associated with UF sponsored nonimmigrant statuses must be submitted by our office.

Fringe Benefit Programs
As a liaison between benefit providers and faculty, the Administrative Affairs office supports COM-J clinical faculty and housestaff in understanding and managing their benefits, including Group Health, Life Disability, and Accidental Death and Dismemberment programs and retirement plans. We are also responsible for facilitating employee benefits through the UF and state of Florida, during leaves of absence, providing benefits advice upon termination, and serving as liaison to the University’s central HR office for benefits and retirement.

Eric H. Conde, M.S.A., CFAAMA
Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs

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