Financial Exigency Update as of August 9th
August 9, 2019
Date: August 9, 2019
To: UA Community
From: Keli Hite McGee, UA Chief Human Resources Officer
Re: Financial Exigency Update as of August 9th
Dear University Staff,
Human Resources (HR) is receiving many questions on the impact of the Board of Regents’
vote to move into financial exigency regarding employee benefits. Below are the critical
Tuition Waivers: There are no changes at this time to the tuition waiver for eligible university employees
or their dependents.
Annual Leave Cash-In: There are no changes at this time to the annual leave cash-in program for eligible university employees.
Furlough: The notice of potential furlough sent by President Johnsen on July 1, 2019, was to
inform staff that we may implement a furlough. If we do need to implement a furlough,
then employees will receive communication and implementation instructions.
Reductions: University leadership is developing a plan for the path forward to consolidate administration
and determine academic program impact due to the budget cut as it stands now and in
financial exigency. The goal is to create a viable path forward and provide some certainty
for students and employees. We are communicating as we get information.
Financial Exigency: A website dedicated to financial exigency is available at https://alaska.edu/hr/
Employee Resources: Human Resources is providing various workshops to help employees manage the stress.
The DeerOaks Employee Assistance Program provides services and HR is coordinating
with the State of Alaska Workforce Development
program for additional resources.
- The updated UA DeerOaks EAP Workshop schedule is available online.
- DeerOaks Employee Assistance Program provides counseling and other services 24-hours a day.
- We are developing a plan with the SOA Workforce Rapid Response Program should it be needed.
Keli Hite McGee, UA Chief Human Resources Officer