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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019-Jan. 1, 2020

    December 13, 2019

    The University of Alaska observes a winter closure period. This academic year's winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. Additional soft closure days may be observed Dec. 18-23, 2019, and Jan. 2-3, 2020.
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  • 2020 W-4 Federal tax withholding information

    December 12, 2019

    The 2020 Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Certificate, is very different from previous versions. This is due to the federal tax law changes that took place in 2018.
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    Wellness program updates

    December 10, 2019

    Wellness Program Updates: The file feeds from Premera and VSP are set up and ongoing! If you had a wellness exam, dental exam or vision exam done and processed through the UA Choice health plan since May 1, 2019, you should be able to see your exam credit on the PreventionCloud dashboard.
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  • Know your numbers and why they matter

    December 06, 2019

    The second in-person wellness class, "Know Your Numbers and Why They Matter," is open for registration. This class will discuss cholesterol levels, healthy vs. unhealthy fats, blood sugar, blood pressure, BMI, and why it all matters in the first place.
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  • Therapy as close as your phone

    December 03, 2019

    Sometimes navigating life's ups and downs doesn't fit into office hours. Now, you don't have to wait for an appointment to speak to a caring therapist or psychiatrist.
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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24-Jan. 1

    December 02, 2019

    The University of Alaska observes a winter closure period. This academic year's winter closure will be Dec. 24, 2019, through Jan. 1, 2020. Additional soft closure days may be observed Dec. 18-23, 2019, and Jan. 2-3, 2020. Four days of the winter closure period are paid holidays: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Three days of the winter closure period -- Dec. 26, 27 and 30 -- are not paid holidays.
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  • HR updates from CHRO Steve Patin

    December 02, 2019

    Dear UA Colleagues, I would first like to introduce myself. I'm Steve Patin, your Chief Human Resources Officer. I have had the great pleasure to meet many of you in the past several weeks and have appreciated your welcoming spirit and your willingness to share perspectives on how your human resources team can better meet your needs. We are committed to doing so.
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  • Human Resources will hold open houses Dec. 6

    December 02, 2019

    This December, you're invited to come find out more about job openings, benefits and meet your colleagues in human resources. The University of Alaska Human Resources department will be hosting open houses from 3-5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at all three University of Alaska campuses.
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  • Tips to make the most of VSP vision benefits

    November 16, 2019

    Get more from your University of Alaska vision benefits. Follow these 6 tips to get the most out of your vision plan. Here is what you need to know to maximize your VSP benefits:
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  • UA offices will be closed during Thanksgiving and winter breaks

    November 16, 2019

    Most University of Alaska offices will be closed for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday and winter break. Essential student and campus services will remain staffed.
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