A plan to deal with a campus zombie attack was posted among disaster preparation exercises on the university's e-Learning Web site before being removed late Thursday afternoon.
The plan included medical information on "zombieism" and a form allowing UF employees to explain why they killed infected co-workers, such as those workers making "references to wanting to eat brains."
The six-page document listed "tentative action items" such as equipping offices with easily barricaded doors and giving employees weapons to defend themselves.
"Some employees may prefer weapons such as chain saws, baseball bats and explosives that have been shown to be effective against zombies," the plan said. "Given the stress on staff to be anticipated during a zombie outbreak, employees should be given the flexibility to choose their own weaponry thereby diminishing anxiety."
The plan concluded with an "infected co-worker dispatch form" that included a place to list the co-worker's symptoms such as "lack of rational thought (this can cause problems confusing zombies with managers)." At the end, employees were to note whether housekeeping had been notified to clean up the dead zombie and whether human resources had been told to stop salary payments to the zombie and its victims.