HR News

Training Opportunities

The Statewide Office of Human Resources is sponsoring a variety of classes in March and April for UA employees.  The calendar is posted at www.alaska.edu/hrtraining and identifies the events in date order.  Information below describes the upcoming ComPsych Webinars available to all UA employees, training sessions for university supervisory and management personnel and E-learning demonstrations of SkillSoft resources. 

ComPsych Webinars are generally 45 minutes in length and are open to UA employees system-wide.  There is no charge to attend a ComPsych webinar, although supervisory approval is needed if the webinar takes place during the employee’s work hours.

The upcoming webinars include:  
*March 3rd @ 11:00am - Sailing On: A Guide for Transitioning Into Retirement 
*March 17th @ 11:00am - Emergency Preparedness for Home and Family

April 7th @ 11:00am - Accountability in the Workplace
April 21st @ 12:00pm - Personal Finance 101

Employees may join these webinars from their desk.   During the month of March, *webinars may also be viewed in Fairbanks at Butro 204.  Employees interested in receiving the handouts should register in advance. To avoid unneeded copies being made, attendees are encouraged to print their own handouts prior to arriving.

Supervisory Training:  The following classes for university supervisors and managers will be offered in Butrovich.  The February 22 class also will be offered as a video-conference in Anchorage, Bragaw Office Building 205.  Additional class details are available on the training calendar. 

“Performance Evaluation” - Monday, March 1, 2010, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Butro 212A only
"Violent Crimes on Campus-An Awareness Discussion for Supervisors" – Thursday, April 22, 2010 @ BOB 205; video-conference in Fairbanks Butro 212B, Kenai Ward Bldg 115

SkillSoft E-learning Demonstrations: 

March 19, 2010 at 10:00 am for all University employees
April 16, 2010 at 10:00 am for University supervisors and managers

 The demonstration is approximately one hour and individuals may join the demo from a computer and a toll-free call in number.  Employees who register will receive a reminder email 24-48 hours prior to the event.    To access the demonstration, you will need your URL and password and the call-in number below. 

To enter the session, at the scheduled time click the link below or copy the URL into your browser:
Password:    demo

Call in number: 1-866-955-4255
Call in code: *7360698*

If you have not joined a demo in the past, there is a browser webcheck available to test your computer for compatibility before you join the session.  

Click the link below or copy the URL into your browser:

If you have any questions about any of these events, please contact Anne Sakumoto at (907) 786-1432 or assakumoto@alaska.edu.

Get the Point program in full swing

The Get the Point (GTP) Incentive Campaign began Feb. 1 and runs through July 31. This year features new prizes and an updated system. The program goal remains the same, to help you incorporate healthful habits into your lifestyle and reward you for consistent healthful living.
Beginning in February, track your activities at least once a month in any one of the FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTH incentive campaign periods. Once you start, you have FOUR CONSECUTIVE MONTHS to complete the GTP incentive campaign.
Incentive Campaign Periods
February - May
March - June
April - July
*NOTE: You must have at least 1+ point in each of the two and/or four consecutive months to be eligible.
Interested? Visit UA Health In Action or GTP for details.

EEOC Visit and Information Session in Alaska

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will be in Anchorage to share information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008 which took effect on November 21, 2009.  Title II of GINA prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information.  This event will also be available via video-conference in Fairbanks and Juneau.  The room locations may change depending on availability.
Space is limited. Register now for a block of seats held specifically for UA.*
Anchorage Registration
Fairbanks Registration
Juneau Registration
Jeanne Goldberg, Senior Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Headquarters at Washington D.C. will share information and answer questions.  Rodolfo Hurtado from EEOC’s Seattle Field Office will also be available for comment.

DATE:  March 26, 2010, Friday
TIME:  1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Anchorage - Bragaw Office Building 205
Fairbanks - Butrovich 204 (video-conference)
Juneau - Egan 113 (video-conference)

*University of Alaska supervisors and managers are receiving an early invitation.  Access Alaska and the Northwest ADA Center (formerly Northwest Disability Business Technical Assistance Center) will be issuing an invitation to public groups in the coming weeks.
Info regarding ADAAA  http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/adaaa_info.cfm
Info regarding GINA:  http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/gina.cfm
“Questions and Answers” sheet regarding GINA  http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/qanda_geneticinfo.html

2009 W-2 Available in UAOnline

UA employees may now view and print a PDF version of their 2009 W-2 in UAOnline.*  The online form can be printed and submitted to the IRS.  For detailed information, please refer to the following URL:


*A printed 2009 W-2 form will also be mailed (postmarked) by February 1.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery via the U.S. Postal Service.

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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