Multiple Statewide departments will be moving as part of office location overhaul, the result of moving all members of the K-12 Outreach department up to Butrovich to save on annual lease costs at Bowers Office Building. Photo by Monique Musick

Announcements March 2015

  • Butrovich Relocation Update
  • Information on Premera Blue Cross Cyber Attack
  • Statewide Staff Giving Campaign April 1 - 30
  • Internal Audit Awareness Month coming up in May
  • ‘Time to Move’ Wellness Challenge
  • Calling all Statewide Staff --- Please Join the Statewide Heart Walk Team Today!
  • Statewide Administration Assembly (SAA) Highlights

Butrovich Department Relocation Update

The first steps of Butrovich department relocations are underway. A number of offices have been painted and a few small moves have already begun. The first week in April will see some more major moves with the final relocations completed by the end of April.

Affected departments will be contacted independently on details of their move. In general they will discuss the schedule the week before, receive boxes and further instructions on Monday of moving week, and proceed with the move on Thursday and Friday. Workers with Bowers Office Supply will be in the building Thursdays and Fridays beginning March 26 to assist in the moves and reorganizations. MORE....

Statewide Staff Giving Campaign April 1 - 30


We hear over and over again of the financial challenge the University is facing. This challenge makes our philanthropic support more important than ever. By supporting UA through philanthropy you demonstrate that you care and believe in our students, our mission and your work.

During the month of April the University of Alaska Foundation will spotlight ways that you can show how you care for our students and programs through the Statewide Staff Giving Campaign. Express what you believe in and care for by participating in the campaign.

Look for chances to join in some fun activities during the month and help our students along the way. Each year during the staff campaign all employees’ names are entered into a drawing for two Alaska Airlines vouchers. This year we have decided to offer more ways to win. Every time you participate in one of our activities, your name will be entered again in the pool for the Alaska Airlines vouchers. You can have your name entered up to six times!

Also new this year, everyone who makes a contribution to the University of Alaska in the current fiscal year will be invited to a pizza party in May! The University of Alaska Foundation thanks all of our employees for everything you do to support UA.


Internal Audit Awareness Month coming up in May

The Statewide Office of Audit and Consulting Services is gearing up for Internal Audit Awareness Month coming up in May!

See the link for information about internal auditing and get to know the University of Alaska internal auditors: http://www.alaska.edu/audit/internal-audit-awareness/

SAA Highlights: Statewide Administration Assembly

Recap of March 11, 2015 Meeting

  • The administration proposed a new regulation for Electronic Signature use and a new procedure eliminating the cost of employee cell phone usage for business. SAA concurred with both. 
  • Risk Management is implementing an online claims and reporting system, Origami Risk. The planned roll out date is scheduled for March 31, 2015 .
  • The Affordable Care Act will affect our health care policies. All employees who work 30 hours or more will qualify for health care but the premiums will climb between 30-45% in FY16.
  • There was some concern over the final furlough policy. It did not include the time limit staff requested and changes were not reviewed by governance.
  • The SAA nomination period is open right now and ends on March 27 .
  • A Heart Walk team has formed in the Butrovich building.  The contacts are Lael Oldmixon and Buffy Kuiper.
  • Butrovich is currently planning on a big move as room is made for K-12. 

Information on Premera Blue Cross Cyber Attack

The University of Alaska was notified March 17 that Premera Blue Cross (“Premera”) was the target of a sophisticated cyber attack, and that some of your personal information may have been accessed by the attackers. Premera is taking this issue seriously and regret the concern it may cause. Premera has information on the steps needed to protect you and your information moving forward.

The attackers may have gained unauthorized access to information, which could include your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, Social Security number, member identification number, email address and claims information, including clinical information.

You have two options to obtain more information, online or via phone. You can visit http://www.premeraupdate.com for more information and FAQs. Or, call 1-800-768-5817, Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. TTY/TDD users should call 1-877-283-6562.

‘Time to Move’ Wellness Challenge

UA would like to remind everyone of the upcoming wellness Challenge. This is the second, University-sponsored challenge that will count toward the annual incentive and is available to all employees, spouses and FIPs currently enrolled in the UA Choice Health Plan.

You must register ahead of time to participate. Enrollment will be open from March 20th-27th. You will want to log-in to Healthyroads.com (from single sign-on link if you are an employee). Go to the ‘Challenges’ tab and then select ‘Enroll’ when you see ‘Time to Move’.

The goal of the challenge is to get at least 30 minutes of activity, 5 days a week from March 29th-April 25th. Activity will be uploaded through the new Connected! portion of Healthyroads.com by a fitness device, app or self-reporting through a supported site: Fitbit.com. You can track your progress either through the Connected! tab or within the challenge itself through the ‘Challenges’ tab.  All data and information must be entered and complete by April 26th. One incentive credit will be earned if all requirements are met.

If you have any questions please contact our Program Manager from Healthyroads, Sara Rodewald: sararo@ashn.com  907-450-8203

Calling all Statewide Staff --- Please Join the Statewide Heart Walk Team Today!

We are Team Captains for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk. We need your help to make the team a success.

Are you ready to build healthier lives by joining our team? It only takes 2 easy steps!
1) Click on the link below to visit our team page.
2) Click the "Join our Team" button and follow the prompts to register.

Here is the link to our team page

Once you've joined, we'll need your help to reach our team fundraising goal. The American Heart Association provides all the tools you need, including your own personal fundraising page.

Why Heart Walk? Did you know 1 in 3 Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease and that heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined? We can change these statistics by joining together to walk and fundraise for Heart Walk.

Thank you, in advance, for your participation.
Lael Oldmixon & Buffy Kuiper


*Save Friday, March 27th on your calendar*! We'll be serving up heart shaped pancakes in 109 Butrovich from 8 am - 9 am . (Suggested donation: $5).

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