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Monday, December 15, 2008
Thanks John Duhamel for your efforts in making this happen.
Members of Staff Council have met with John Duhamel, Interim Director UAF HR. Staff Council is attempting to establish an on-line reference guide for staff. We are hoping that this will make it easier for staff to locate information. This will be an on going task. As information is gather you will be get posted through this site.
Ms. Pitney currently has four goals for the current fiscal year:
- Rationalize the budget process internal to UAF and fully understand all aspects
- Figure out the funding for Life Sciences and Energy Research
- Business Structure
- Risk Management
She reminded the council that when UAF commits funds to a project that those funds are pulled from another area of the university.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Here are some of the February FAFSA Frenzy Workshops:
- Every Tuesday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in RAS 301 and every Wednesday at 6:00 pm at TVCC: Financial Aid 101 & Scholarship information.
- Every Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in RAS 301: Complete your FAFSA.
And they will have a table set up every weekday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Wood Center.
Starting in March, they are hosting the Financial Sense Workshops every Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 pm with the location TBA:
March 5 - Budgeting your money
March 19 - Understanding credit
March 26 - Student loans: Everything you need to know
April 9 - FAFSA follow-up
April 16 - Digging for gold: researching scholarships
April 23 - Learn to save
April 30 - Repaying your student loads
Monday, November 24, 2008
December 15, 2008
GOOD NEWS ALL!!! It was announced in the Staff Council meeting on Friday that the Skillsoft contract has been approved to be extended for an additional 3 years. WOW!!
There is also a high probability that health care premiums will be going up as early as July 1, 2009. There is still discussion and calculations to be made to determine exactly how much the increase will be; we will let you know as soon as we hear anything.
Another item SCTF is working on is the fact that the "grid increase" request for FY2010 is 4.5%. Being that the request is based on cost-of-living in Anchorage, which is currently already at 4.6%, the chance that the new rates almost definitely won't cover the cost-of-living increase in addition to the health care premium increase is incredibly high. The SCTF is meeting next week and hope to get some answers and ideas.