December Benefits and News from HR

November 30, 2022

Reminder: 2023 Alaska Minimum Wage Increase
The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $10.34/hr to $10.85/hr effective 01/01/23. Effective the first paycheck paid in 2023 (2023 R01), any employee earning less than $10.85/hr will have their hourly wage increased to the new rate automatically by Personnel.   Employees can expect the new rate to be paid on their 01/13/23 paycheck.

For those working remotely from another state, there may be other minimum wage increases for specific states/locales effective 01/01/2023.  Compensation will work directly with the HR Coordinator and supervisor on a case-by-case basis to ensure these employees are compensated appropriately.

Reminder: UA Holiday Closures 2022 
As a reminder, hard closure will be observed from December 23, 2022 - January 2, 2023.

        Don’t forget to adjust your timesheet! 

  • 12/4-12/17/22 R26 Paydate: 12/30/22    
    Employees: 12/16 before 5 PM Supervisors: 12/19 before 5 PM
  • 12/18-12/31/22 R01 Paydate: 1/13/23
    Employees: 12/30 before 5 PM Supervisors: 1/3/23

        Paid Holidays

  • Fall Break:  Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2022
  • Christmas: Friday, December 23 & Monday, December 26, 2022
  • New Year: Friday, December 30 & Monday, January 2, 2023

        Winter Closure

  • Hard Closure: December 23, 2022 through January 2, 2023
  • Soft Closure: December 19, 2022 through January 6, 2023

2023 W-4 Federal Withholding Information
The 2023 Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, has not yet been released by the IRS.  As soon as a new form is released, we will notify you. Until then, you may use the 2022 W-4 version to make any changes to your withholdings. If your filing status, dependents, anticipated tax credits or deductions have changed or will change in the next year, please submit a new Form W-4 online.  Read the full post here. 

UA HR Training & Learning Opportunities
Be sure to check out the UA HR Training and Development and Benefits Upcoming Events calendars that have an assortment of offerings. Register early to guarantee your place!

Register Now for 12/15 Disrupt Aging Training with UA HR and Melissa Gesing from AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), an interactive training session on challenging personal biases on aging and ageism in the workplace.  Read the full post and register now.

Faculty Time Off for FY23
On 11/29/22, all faculty members who have FTO balances were emailed their available hours. For general information, please refer to the email.  

Inclement Weather Statement and Emergency Closure Guidelines
10/14/22 Memo Release: CHRO Memry Dahl reminded system office employees of the UA SO Inclement Weather Statement and Emergency Closure Guidelines. At your earliest convenience, please take a moment to confirm that your UA Alerts profile is up to date. Employee alerts subscriptions and contact information can be accessed at: