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  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Grace Period Extension

    July 06, 2020

    The Employee Transitions and Benefits team would like to announce that effective immediately, the grace period to use FY20 Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds has been extended from September 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This means that the money leftover in your Health Care FSA after June 30, 2020 can be used for any services rendered up through December 31, 2020 and will not be forfeited until after December 31.
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  • June HR updates

    June 26, 2020

    Each month Human Resources provides an update on systemwide projects currently in process. The details of these projects are still being worked on and communication will also be sent to those directly impacted prior to the effective date of the change.
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  • Campus offices closed for Independence holiday

    June 19, 2020

    The University of Alaska will celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Thursday and Friday, July 2-3, during which all campus offices will be closed.
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  • Wellness program deadline is June 30

    June 19, 2020

    The deadline for the wellness program is June 30, 2020. This means that you still have about 2.5 months to complete the program requirements and earn your wellness rebate up to $600.
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  • UA performance management reminder

    June 17, 2020

    This is a reminder that the June 30, 2020, deadline for staff performance evaluations is approaching. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring evaluations are completed for their team members. It is UA's goal that 100% of staff members receive an annual performance review.
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  • Message from CHRO: Health and wellness resources

    June 17, 2020

    Dear UA Colleagues, Lately we have observed and experienced many difficult issues in the world, our nation, and our university community. Things can seem even more difficult with the added isolation and uncertainty of remote work. I want to remind everyone about the variety of resources available to employees to help manage during hard times. UA offers several levels of confidential services for those in need of behavioral health or mental health resources. Additionally, financial and family support services are offered at no cost to employees.
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  • Message from CHRO: FY21 Compensation information

    June 11, 2020

    I would like to share updated information about compensation for University of Alaska employees. I thank you all for your hard work and dedication through these difficult times and your commitment to the university.
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  • Emotions and Your Money, a webinar hosted by VALIC

    May 15, 2020

    Considering the recent financial rollercoaster, it's understandable if your emotions are going along for the ride. To help you navigate today's volatile market conditions, we invite you to attend this timely webinar hosted by AIG Retirement Services for all University of Alaska employees.
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  • Supervisor Excellence and Leadership Skills Series

    May 15, 2020

    The University of Alaska's Employee Assistance Program through Deer Oaks is offering the Supervisor Excellence and Leadership series this year. These are a series of important topics designed to provide managers and supervisors with enhanced skills that can help them improve the morale, motivation and productivity of their employees. These series are available to all supervisors, managers and other interested employees. Please register through the links below (you can sign up for any or all of them). If you register and are unable to attend at the scheduled time, you'll receive a link to the recording.
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  • Reminder: Open Enrollment for FY21 Benefits is Underway

    April 29, 2020

    Open Enrollment is on for two more weeks! This is your annual opportunity to change your health plan, add or drop dependents, start a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), add or increase supplemental life insurance or enroll in accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D). Remember, if you want to have an FSA in FY21, you have to re-enroll now.
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