HR News

BOR approves new pay grid

At its meeting on September 25, the Board of Regents unanimously approved the proposed modifications to the staff compensation grid. The newly approved grid will not be implemented until June 2010.� More information will be available before that time to explain the renumbering of the steps and to let you know whether and by how much your hourly rate of pay will increase. No one will experience a reduction of pay; the average amount of increase will be 12 cents per hour.

For more information please refer to Beth Behner's memo HERE.

IHP Phase III begins October 5

Phase III of the Individualized Health Planning sessions (IHPs) will begin October 5. Take advantage of the series of six face-to-face health planning sessions for no out-of-pocket cost. The IHP program is another great benefit of UA Health in Action.

Program participation is limited. There are approximately 870 spots available for staff and faculty in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.

Participants get the opportunity to meet with an experienced wellness consultant and develop a healthy lifestyle plan. Whether your needs include weight management or stress reduction the trained wellness consultants can help you be successful.

The IHP program features conveenient times and on-campus locations. The program is open to both new and past participants. Registration began September 1. Sessions begin October 5.

For details and to register visit www.uahealthinaction.com

Weight Watchers special promotion

Weight Watchers will be beginning its 6th series of meetings on campus starting October 13, 2009.

�We have been going strong since January 2008, and have lost close to 2000 pounds!

�There is a promotion right now and the 17 week series will only cost you the price of a 16 week series!� The price is $175.00.� You get 19 weeks of free etools (www.weightwatchers.com) with this.

�Meetings are held in the Vice Chancellor’s Conference room in the Administrative Services Center.

�Meetings are Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

�If you are interested in joining or have any other questions, please contact Michelle Littell.

UAA adds Pilates & UAF adds Tai Chi

Modified Tai Chi

  • Tuesdays, October 27 - December 22:� 12:10pm to 12:40pm
  • IARC Lobby, UAF
  • Free to all UAF faculty and staff.

No registration is necessary.� Look for more details in October’s UA Health Link and on the UA Health In Action homepage.


  • Wednesdays, October 28 - December 16:� UAA Campus
  • Select from two available class times:
  • 1:15 - 2:00pm:� Professional Studies Building, room 219
  • 4:15 - 5:00pm:� Social Science Building, room 119
  • Free to all UAA faculty and staff.

Registration is required as class size is limited.

UA Health Link

Keep up-to-date on current wellness benefits and be inspired by healthy lifestyle tips through the UA Health Link. This online newsletter provides monthly updates on IHP programs, wellness breaks, current incentive programs and more. If you missed this month's issue, read it HERE.

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