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  • Winter closure will be Dec. 24-Jan. 1

    October 18, 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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  • Wellness rebate is coming soon!

    October 16, 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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  • 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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  • Title IX Training Deadline Reminder

    September 18, 2019

    The University of Alaska is committed to a safe campus environment where our students, staff and faculty can learn, work and live. This is your reminder that your Title IX required training is due to be completed by the end of this month (deadline is October 1, 2019). The Title IX Sex and Gender Based Discrimination training is conveniently provided for you via MyUA.
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  • Introducing UA's New Wellness Program for FY20

    September 18, 2019

    University of Alaska's new wellness program is here! You'll find a lot of things that look the same, and some things are a little different. You can now connect your Apple or Google (Android) device for activity tracking through the health kit on those devices. You still need to take a health risk assessment and have a biometric screening but now we call those "point" activities instead of credits. This means you need 7 points instead of 5 on the old plan, but it's all the same activities. And for those who like to collect points, we're offering a special raffle later on for those who earn up to 12 points!
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