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  • July HR Updates

    July 31, 2020

    Each month Human Resources provides an update on systemwide projects currently in process. The details of these projects are still being worked on and communication will also be sent to those directly impacted prior to the effective date of the change.
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  • Life can be hectic, the Employee Assistance Program can help

    July 17, 2020

    University employees juggle their careers, parenting, personal commitments, household responsibilities, and other tasks that make life demanding. To help ease daily living stresses, the University of Alaska offers a comprehensive suite of work/life services as part of its Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) solution.
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  • Using your preventive benefits

    July 17, 2020

    Your Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska Plan pays in-network preventive services in full. You'll get the most value from these benefits by choosing a doctor in your plan’s network. Getting timely preventive care is one way to detect potential health issues before they become serious and possibly expensive to treat.
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  • Premera member discounts offer health and wellness support beyond medical coverage

    July 17, 2020

    You and your covered dependents can take advantage of discounts that stretch your dollar and meet a variety of health needs--vitamins and supplements, electric toothbrushes, products to baby proof your home, weight loss programs, and more.
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  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Grace Period Extension

    July 06, 2020

    The Employee Transitions and Benefits team would like to announce that effective immediately, the grace period to use FY20 Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) funds has been extended from September 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This means that the money leftover in your Health Care FSA after June 30, 2020 can be used for any services rendered up through December 31, 2020 and will not be forfeited until after December 31.
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  • June HR updates

    June 26, 2020

    Each month Human Resources provides an update on systemwide projects currently in process. The details of these projects are still being worked on and communication will also be sent to those directly impacted prior to the effective date of the change.
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  • Campus offices closed for Independence holiday

    June 19, 2020

    The University of Alaska will celebrate the Independence Day holiday, Thursday and Friday, July 2-3, during which all campus offices will be closed.
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  • Wellness program deadline is June 30

    June 19, 2020

    The deadline for the wellness program is June 30, 2020. This means that you still have about 2.5 months to complete the program requirements and earn your wellness rebate up to $600.
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  • Message from CHRO: Health and wellness resources

    June 17, 2020

    Dear UA Colleagues, Lately we have observed and experienced many difficult issues in the world, our nation, and our university community. Things can seem even more difficult with the added isolation and uncertainty of remote work. I want to remind everyone about the variety of resources available to employees to help manage during hard times. UA offers several levels of confidential services for those in need of behavioral health or mental health resources. Additionally, financial and family support services are offered at no cost to employees.
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  • UA performance management reminder

    June 17, 2020

    This is a reminder that the June 30, 2020, deadline for staff performance evaluations is approaching. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring evaluations are completed for their team members. It is UA's goal that 100% of staff members receive an annual performance review.
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