Organizational Structure


Functional Organization

Instead of separate HR Offices, the new UA HR organization utilizes functional areas:

  • Operations
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Transition & Benefits
  • Labor & Employee Engagement

Direct Reporting

Regardless of location throughout Alaska, the directors will report directly to the CHRO.
This leads to standard operating policy and procedures and ensures consistent accountability. In turn, greater productivity occurs and excellent customer service is provided.

Clear Career

Each department is designed with career ladders and clear steps for promotion and advancement.

Teams perform similar tasks and more experienced or talented group members serve as examples and mentors. This leads to continuous growth and development within the organization.

What are the responsibilities of the new functional areas?

Employee Transitions & Benefits

The Employee Transitions & Benefits Team oversees employee onboarding and offboarding as well as benefits administration and training. Responsibilities include welcoming new employees and providing guidance on benefit options and enrollment, and assisting departing employees by providing guidance on benefits, retirement, and employee assistance programs.

Labor & Employee Engagement

The Labor & Employee Engagement Team oversees labor and employee relations while focusing on improving retention, and professional and team development. The Labor Team accomplishes this through contract negotiations, investigations and dispute resolution, coaching and prevention. The team works closely with the HR Business Partners as they ensure campus needs are met. The Labor and Employee Engagement Team helps foster collaborative partnerships for all UA employees to promote a strong and positive organizational culture.


HR Operations include accounting, payroll, personnel, and HR systems. The Operations Team updates and administer HR systems, complete data entry, resolve issues with vendors in regards to HR Operation areas and provide assistance to HR Coordinators at the campuses.

Talent Acquisition

The team assists individuals through all pre-employment steps, from the time of interest until the time of hire and aspire to make this a more efficient process for all involved.

The Talent Acquisition Team is dedicated to recruiting, hiring, and retaining talented employees to fulfill its UA mission. Talent Acquisition ensures UA provides equitable compensation, an inclusive environment, and resolves accessibility issues.