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  • Title IX Training Deadline Reminder

    September 18, 2019

    The University of Alaska is committed to a safe campus environment where our students, staff and faculty can learn, work and live. This is your reminder that your Title IX required training is due to be completed by the end of this month (deadline is October 1, 2019). The Title IX Sex and Gender Based Discrimination training is conveniently provided for you via MyUA.
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  • Introducing UA's New Wellness Program for FY20

    September 18, 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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  • New Human Resources organization went live on Sept. 16

    September 16, 2019

    On May 6, UA announced a system-wide redesign of human resources into a unified office organized by areas of functional expertise. The directors of each functional area began reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer and working on finalizing implementation and training plans this summer. All other human resources staff that went through the redesign process will officially start in their new capacity Sept. 16, 2019. There are no changes to local embedded HR support staff (PPAs and CCC) in the department. By creating a single human resources organization with a unified presence on all campuses we can benefit from the shared scope of services as well as utilize the knowledge on the local campuses to provide a higher level of service overall. Please see the information below.
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  • New Human Resources organization to go-live Sept. 16

    September 07, 2019

    On May 6, UA announced a system-wide redesign of human resources into a unified office organized by areas of functional expertise. The directors of each functional area began reporting to the Chief Human Resources Officer and working on finalizing implementation and training plans this summer. All other Human Resources staff that went through the redesign process will officially start in their new capacity Sept. 16, 2019. By creating a single human resources organization with a unified presence on all campuses we can benefit from the shared scope of services as well as utilize the knowledge on the local campuses to provide a higher level of service overall.
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  • Title IX Training deadline is October 1

    September 06, 2019

    The University of Alaska is committed to a safe campus environment where our students, staff and faculty can learn, work and live.
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  • Welcome to Spoke! - New HR Tool for UA

    September 03, 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 we are so excited to launch Spoke, a simpler, smarter way to manage requests for the Human Resources team. Spoke is an additional way for you to easily get in contact with us!
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  • EAP Sessions for Faculty and Staff

    August 23, 2019

    During this critical time for the university, Deer Oaks Employee Assistance will be hosting 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. Download the PDF here.
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  • Show your support for UA by using your tuition waiver benefits

    August 17, 2019

    You can show your support for the University of Alaska by taking courses for personal enrichment or to advance your career. At this time, there are no changes to the tuition waiver for eligible university employees or their dependents.
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  • Annual Leave Cash-In

    August 17, 2019

    Many employees have been wondering about how budget cuts affect the Annual Leave Cash-In program. At this time, there are no changes to the program.
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  • Financial Exigency Update as of August 9th

    August 09, 2019

    Dear University Staff, Human Resources (HR) is receiving many questions on the impact of the Board of Regents' vote to move into financial exigency regarding employee benefits. Below are the critical concerns clarified.
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