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 2015 Staff Award



UAF Chancellor's 
Cornerstone Award
Nomination Deadline Extended to Feb. 27th!

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UA Staff Make Students Count Award

Nominations Due Feb. 27th!

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2014-2015 Staff Council Officers

Chris Beks, President and Faye Gallant, Vice President


2014-2015 Staff Council officers were elected on May 13, at Staff Council Meeting #250.  Chris Beks, from OIT, was elected President and Faye Gallant, from OMB, was elected Vice President.  Chris and Faye will take office on June 1.  

Staff Council wishes to thank outgoing President Brad Krick and Vice President Ashley Murno for their service as Staff Council Officers over the past year.  As outgoing President, Brad will remain on Staff Council for 2014-2015, as Past President.

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Shaping Alaska's Future:  UA Summit Team Proposal Form

Click on the link above for more information on 'Shaping Alaska's Future' and the UA Summit Team.  This page also has a link to a proposal form to submit your input and ideas.   


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UAF Staff Council - Smoking and Tobacco Use Survey Results, Resolution, and Implementation Suggestions

The documents linked below include UAF Staff Council's official position on the possible smoking ban, the 2014 Staff Council - Smoking and Tobacco Use Survey results from this past Oct., and Staff Council's smoking ban implementation suggestions, which were based on comments submitted by Staff in the 2013 Staff Council - Smoking and Tobacco Use survey.    These were submitted to the Chancellor's Office on Oct. 27, 2014.

Draft of Proposed Furlough Policy

Staff feedback invited


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2014 Fall Staff Council Election 

Election Ballot, Information, Voting Instructions and FAQ - Click here

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Staff Council Constitution



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Oct. 6 - Oct. 24

Nominations are now being accepted for the following  Staff Council Representative seats:
Odd numbered Unit Representative Seats (Units 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15): 
Staff in Odd Numbered Staff Council Units may nominate eligible staff from their unit. Your unit number will be provided to you when you log into the election system using your UA ID and password.  
At-Large Representative Seats (3 seats): 
All staff represented by Staff Council, regardless of unit number, may nominate any other staff member who is eligible to serve on Staff Council.
You may also nominate the same person for both an odd numbered unit seat and an at-large seat.  You will need to submit two separate nominations to do so.  To submit the unit nomination, you and the person you are nominating must be in the same odd unit. 
There is no limit to the number of people you may nominate.  
Instructions on how to log into the system and how to submit a nomination are available here:  Nomination Instructions
If you are interested in becoming a Staff Council Representative, you are permitted, and encouraged to submit a nomination on your own behalf.   If you would like additional information on what is required of Staff Council Representatives prior to submitting a nomination, please visit our website at, or contact us at 474-7056, or,  

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, October 24.  

A list of Staff Council Units, including the departments in each unit, is available here: Staff Council Unit List.

For questions, concerns, or if you have problems submitting a nomination, contact the Staff Council Office at 907-474-7056 or  

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 OCT. 6 - OCT. 24

Nominations Open for 2014-2015 Staff Council Officers - Removed from Homepage 5/19/2014

Deadline for Submitting Nominations by Email - May 7

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Staff Council President and Vice President.  Staff Council Representatives will elect officers on Tuesday, May 13, at Staff Council Meeting #249.

You do not have to be a Staff Council member to submit a nomination or to run for office.  You may submit a nomination on your own behalf.  If you are interested in nominating someone or running for either office, please contact the Staff Council Office at 474-7056 or, for more information on eligibility and the responsibilities associated with these elected positions.  

Nominations may be submitted via email to the Staff Council Office at  Email nominations must be received by May 7.  

Nominations will also be accepted on the floor of the May 13, Staff Council meeting, up to the time of the election.  

Contact the Staff Council Office at 474-7056 or for more information.

2014 Staff Council Calendars

From Early Spring 2014 - Removed from Homepage 3/10/2014

The 2014 Staff Council Calendar is currently being printed.  We anticipate receiving the calandars around the week of Jan. 24. Once we receive the calendars, it will take an additional three to four days for us to distribute them to each department.  You do not need to request calendars; they will be automatically distrubuted to Staff Council Representatives and departments based on the number of UAF staff members represented by Staff Council.    

Fewer calendars are being printed this year, due to the large number of calendars remaining after distribution last year.    We only print calendars for UAF staff represented by Staff Council. Calendars will be given to these individuals first.  If copies remain following this, they will be distrubuted to UAF faculty, staff, and students based on availability and in the order in which requests are received.   Filling out this form does not guarantee that you will receive a calendar.  Only one calendar may be requested per form.  

A digital copy of the calendar will be available on the Staff Council homepage in mid-January.

Click here to request a calendar!

Spring 2013

UAF Human Resources--Staff Resources Page

The following information is provided to you by UAF Human Resources.  Although this information can be found in other locations on the UAF web site, the UA Statewide web site and other government sites, it is provided to you here to make it easier on you to find things.  This is a consolidation of the "key subjects for employees" as identified by the UAF Staff Council.

Thank You for Supporting the Tuition Waiver

Dec 2013

Dear UAF Staff,


Thank you for your support for the Employee Education Benefit (Tuition Waiver). We have received many petitions from various departments and units. These petitions are being forwarded to the Board of Regents. We would also like to thank those who attended the Board of Regents meeting yesterday morning for public testimony. So many staff were present, that we couldn’t even fit in the room! The Regents looked surprised when nearly everyone in the room raised their hand to say they were there in support of the waiver. We heard personal stories from many people, and public testimony nearly ended before all had a chance to speak.


The Board of Regents will not be making a decision on the Employee Education Benefit this month. It may be a conversation that gets re-visited at a later time. With the current and future budget challenges, we should be prepared for this, and other cost savings measures to be proposed. As the UAF Staff Council, we will be watching for the topic to come up on future agendas and will prepare action at that time.


Thank you again for sharing your voice.  

UAF Staff Council President and Vice President

Brad Krick and Ashley Munro


Staff Council Committee Membership List

Sept. 2013

Explanation of 'Utilizing Staff Benefit Rate Reductions' as a FY14 Budget Management Action

The following explanation refers to the phrase 'Utilizing Staff Benefit Rate Reductions’ that was listed as a ‘budget management action’ in Chancellor Rogers’ ‘FY14 Budget Status’ email from April 29, 2013:

  • 'Staff benefit rate reductions' apply to units and departments.  They do not apply to individual staff and will not directly affect benefits received by staff.  This will not result in any expenses being transferred to staff, nor will it result in a reduction in any staff benefits, such as health care.  
  • Staff benefit rate reductions apply to the benefit rates paid by a unit or department, which are charged as a percentage of an employee’s salary.  The benefit rate for FY14 will be lower than the benefit rate applied in FY13.  This will result in unit savings, which will likely be needed to cover pay increases.  FY14 rates are set and published at

Staff Council would like to thank Bob Shefchik, Executive Officer with the Chancellor's Office and Pat Pitney, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, for their assistance with this explanation.

(Posted May 2013) 

2013 UAF Staff Council Calendar - Digital Version

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