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  • Message to UA Staff from Staff Alliance

    May 29, 2020

    Greetings from Staff Alliance, We want to take a moment to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to the University of Alaska. For all of us throughout the university, this summer will be far from normal. As you are no doubt aware, we are simultaneously navigating continued budget cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in a drive for transformational change planning.
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  • University of Alaska Board of Regents to discuss FY21 budget options during its June 5-6 meeting, host public testimony on June 2

    May 29, 2020

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents will discuss the university's options to close the FY21 budget gap at its June 5-6 full board meeting. The university faces significant financial constraints brought on by state budget cuts, enrollment declines and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the meeting, President Johnsen will present cost-saving options that have been reviewed by the university's leadership as well as business and academic councils.
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  • All Butrovich Building conference rooms closed

    May 29, 2020

    Per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for Institutes of Higher Education, all conference rooms in the Butrovich building have been sanitized and are off limits for use at this time.
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  • Celebrate 529 Day with free ice cream and t-shirts

    May 29, 2020

    Alaska 529 is celebrating National 529 Day by giving away FREE t-shirts and treats from Golden Heart Treats and Wild Spoons in Fairbanks to the first 529 customers.
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  • Update on budget and preliminary review process

    May 29, 2020

    Prior to the Board of Regents meeting next week, I want to provide you an update about our financial situation and the process of how we came to the options that will be presented to the board. I also welcome and encourage you to continue to provide ideas for consideration.
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  • Need to borrow computer equipment or accessories? You have options!

    May 29, 2020

    OIT announces the arrival of webcams and headsets for students, staff, and faculty who may be in need while working away from the office. Webcams are available for loan and will need to be returned when they are no longer needed. Headsets may be kept, free of charge, by the user.
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  • Conversation with the President recording

    May 29, 2020

    Many thanks to everyone who participated in today's forum. We had more than 175 participants for much of the meeting. Here is a link to the meeting recording.
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  • Options outlined for BOR consideration

    May 22, 2020

    As we face the future, the university's leadership team is united in positioning the university to support a thriving future for Alaska, while resolving our fiscal issues made worse by the COVID-19 global pandemic. We promise that our values will guide us in our actions, we will focus on our mission, and we will continue to put the well-being of our students, staff and faculty first.
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  • On-site operations plan

    May 21, 2020

    This month, we marked the end of an extraordinary spring semester and shifted our sights toward what's next. During the last several months you have shown incredible resilience in making the best of a difficult situation. Your patience and perseverance have been truly inspiring. Thank you.
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  • 2020 Summer Flex Hour Schedules

    May 16, 2020

    During the months of June, July, and August 2020, Statewide (SW) office exempt and non-exempt employees are permitted, with supervisor approval, to work flex schedule hours. Should an employee work a flex schedule, please make sure there is no detriment to the department's services or standard university hours of operation (Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). Schedule changes may be suspended or canceled with or without advance notice to the employee if warranted by university needs. Supervisors are requested to ensure that overtime eligible (non-exempt) employees are not regularly scheduled to work more than 40 hours in a single workweek unless their overtime is approved.
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