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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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  • Message from CHRO: FY21 Compensation information

    June 11, 2020

    I would like to share updated information about compensation for University of Alaska employees. I thank you all for your hard work and dedication through these difficult times and your commitment to the university.
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  • Emotions and Your Money, a webinar hosted by VALIC

    May 15, 2020

    Considering the recent financial rollercoaster, it's understandable if your emotions are going along for the ride. To help you navigate today's volatile market conditions, we invite you to attend this timely webinar hosted by AIG Retirement Services for all University of Alaska employees.
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  • Supervisor Excellence and Leadership Skills Series

    May 15, 2020

    The University of Alaska's Employee Assistance Program through Deer Oaks is offering the Supervisor Excellence and Leadership series this year. These are a series of important topics designed to provide managers and supervisors with enhanced skills that can help them improve the morale, motivation and productivity of their employees. These series are available to all supervisors, managers and other interested employees. Please register through the links below (you can sign up for any or all of them). If you register and are unable to attend at the scheduled time, you'll receive a link to the recording.
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  • Reminder: Open Enrollment for FY21 Benefits is Underway

    April 29, 2020

    Open Enrollment is on for two more weeks! This is your annual opportunity to change your health plan, add or drop dependents, start a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), add or increase supplemental life insurance or enroll in accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D). Remember, if you want to have an FSA in FY21, you have to re-enroll now.
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  • Options for behavioral health care

    April 29, 2020

    There may not be a roadmap for navigating your life, but there is help. The University of Alaska offers three options and price points for behavioral health care. Here's what you need to know:
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  • Performance Management Training offered via Zoom

    April 29, 2020

    University of Alaska (UA) Human Resources (HR) is providing Performance Management Tool and Best Practices Training. Labor and Employee Engagement Specialist Kelley Lassey will be facilitating several sessions. Please pre-register through the myUA Employee Services Dashboard Learning Library to attend training via Zoom and to receive credit for the training. Training information will be sent to registrants two days prior to each training date.
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  • Tips to get the best benefit from your employee benefits

    April 27, 2020

    Employee benefits are more than just a health care plan and a retirement account. A study by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that benefits count for almost 30 percent of employee compensation. UA staff benefits count for between 30 to 49% percent of our annual salary.
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  • May HR updates

    April 27, 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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