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  • Presentation on free travel, legal and legacy planning assistance

    October 31, 2019

    Watch this presentation for more about the automatic access UA employees have to a suite of additional resources from our friends at Securian Financial, the company that provides our life insurance benefit. UA employees covered under our group life insurance program can access these resources as needed. There is no additional fee or enrollment. And these programs are available to spouses and insurance-eligible children even if they are not covered under the life insurance program.
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  • Wellness rebate is coming soon!

    October 31, 2019

    The FY20 wellness rebate is coming soon! For employees and spouses who completed the FY19 program by April 30, 2019, the wellness rebate will be paid out on the R23 paycheck, paid on November 8.
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  • Live a happier, healthier life with help from Employee Assistance Program

    October 18, 2019

    When the stress of daily living gets you down the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program's (EAP) qualified professionals are a lifeline to help you go from distress to peace and well being. This free service helps University of Alaska employees and their families live healthier and more balanced lives. These free services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed 24/7, offering you around-the-clock assistance for all of life's personal and professional challenges.
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  • Employee Assistance Program helps with legal and financial challenges

    October 18, 2019

    From locating child care facilities, to legal assistance, and financial challenges, Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is only a phone call away. The program's qualified professionals are here to help University of Alaska employees and their families at no cost. These services are completely confidential and can be easily accessed 24/7, offering around-the-clock assistance for all of life's challenges.
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  • UA Human Resources is here for you

    October 15, 2019

    Do you have Human Resources (HR) questions? Here's how to get answers. Start with your department HR representative. Depending on your department they may be referred to as a Personnel/Payroll Assistant, Cost Center Clerk, or HR Coordinator.
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  • Your new wellness program manager and coach: Victoria Carver

    October 14, 2019

    Hi, I am Victoria Carver, your new on-site wellness coach. I have always had a passion for healthcare, but it wasn't until I graduated from college that my journey into wellness began. I started training for triathlons and went from couch to Ironman in a year and a half. I was so amazed at how much my life benefited through healthy eating and exercise that I completely changed the course of my career. Where I always thought I would attend medical school; I decided instead to pursue a master's degree in Public Health through the University of North Texas' Health Science Center. I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to helping others reach their health and wellness potential on a larger scale than traditional medicine could offer.
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  • University of Alaska adopted new FERPA training

    October 10, 2019

    The University of Alaska (UA) recently adopted new Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) training. It is available in the Learning Library at myUA dashboard. All UA employees that work with and/or have access to student records are required to complete FERPA training when they first join the university system. These same employees are asked to complete FERPA training annually thereafter to refresh their knowledge and help avoid FERPA violations.
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  • From avocation to vocation: how Victoria Carver's fitness journey paved her life's work

    October 04, 2019

    For Victoria Carver training for the Ironman was more than a quest for wellness, it became a calling. Graduating from college was the wake-up call Carver needed to realize that she wasn’t happy with herself or her life. She led a sedentary life, exercising sporadically, mostly just before a vacation or an event that required her to wear a nice dress.
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  • Health challenge: ABC's of healthy eating

    October 04, 2019

    University of Alaska employees and spouses/FIPs enrolled in the UA Choice health plan are invited to participate in the ABC's of Healthy Eating challenge.
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  • EAP recorded sessions for faculty and staff

    September 20, 2019

    University of Alaska Faculty & Staff, During this critical time for the university, Deer Oaks Employee Assistance hosted a series of trainings both onsite and via webinar to provide tools and guidance on how to deal with all of the upcoming changes in a healthy manner. It is essential that we are armed with self-awareness and personal strategies to maintain positive emotional wellness and optimal mental health.
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