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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24-Jan. 1

    September 28, 2019

    The University of Alaska observes a winter closure period. This academic year's winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. Additional soft closure days may be observed Dec. 18-23, 2019, and Jan. 2-3, 2020.
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  • September Human Resources updates

    September 28, 2019

    Please remember that your primary point of contact within your department or unit is still the appropriate contact. Human Resources (HR) is looking forward to assisting you for items or issues you usually contact the main HR office. Please let us know how we can help.
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  • UA stakeholder survey results announced

    September 27, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents commissioned WayMark Analytics to conduct a statewide survey of key stakeholders in Alaska's higher education system. The public opinion survey results were reviewed during the September 12 Board of Regents meeting. An explanation of the survey results are posted on the New UA website.
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  • Welcome new employees to the system office

    September 27, 2019

    As the University of Alaska works to restructure in order to provide cost-effective education and service to Alaska, we are likely to see many changes to the system office. First, let's welcome the new human resources and procurement employees who are joining us this month. Whether located in the Butrovich, or distributed throughout the system, it is a pleasure to be working with you! I hope you find Statewide to be a welcoming and supportive environment for your work.
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  • Find current information on university restructuring

    September 27, 2019

    The University of Alaska has taken steps toward reducing administrative overhead, and is engaged in a review process to evaluate options for the future structure of the UA system. Work will occur during r the months ahead to make the university more efficient in delivering academic programs and services to students. Exactly what that change looks like is still a work in progress.
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  • Welcome to Spoke! - New HR Tool for UA

    September 27, 2019

    At the University of Alaska, we value using new, innovative tools that enable each and every one of us to work better together. This is why the Office of Human Resources is excited to launch Spoke, a simpler, smarter way to manage human resources requests. Spoke is an additional way for university employees to contact human resources. With Spoke, employees can easily access answers to HR questions and request assistance with HR services.
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  • Board of Regents September meeting video posted online

    September 27, 2019

    The Sept 12-13 Board of Regents meeting is now posted on Board Docs. The video for each day are posted with the agenda. https://go.boarddocs.com/ak/alaska/Board.nsf/Public
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  • September 2019 SAA Meeting Highlights

    September 27, 2019

    The Statewide Administration Assembly held a regular business meeting on Thursday, September 19. Below are highlights from the meeting.
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  • Introducing UA's New Wellness Program for FY20

    September 27, 2019

    University of Alaska's new wellness program is here! You'll find a lot of things that look the same, and some things are a little different. You can now connect your Apple or Google (Android) device for activity tracking through the health kit on those devices. You still need to take a health risk assessment and have a biometric screening but now we call those "point" activities instead of credits. This means you need 7 points instead of 5 on the old plan, but it's all the same activities. And for those who like to collect points, we're offering a special raffle later on for those who earn up to 12 points!
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  • EAP recorded sessions for faculty and staff

    September 27, 2019

    University of Alaska Faculty & Staff, During this critical time for the university, Deer Oaks Employee Assistance hosted a series of trainings both onsite and via webinar to provide tools and guidance on how to deal with all of the upcoming changes in a healthy manner. It is essential that we are armed with self-awareness and personal strategies to maintain positive emotional wellness and optimal mental health.
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