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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuition Waiver and Health Care Forums

Staff Alliance received an update TODAY from Michelle Rizk, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer for UA with IMPORTANT information for staff:


Employee Education Benefits Revision

We have information posted on the HR website that outlines the changes.

There have been some questions about the implementation of the UA Education Benefit. Here is some additional information. Applications for educational benefits for employees with a hire date prior to January 1, 2013 will be processed as follows:
Those employees will not need to serve a waiting period to use educational benefits. Those employees may apply for term maximum 8 credit hours tuition waived in the Spring 2013 Semester and thereafter but limited by the academic year maximum. Those employees will not need to meet the GPA requirements for the Spring 2013 Semester, but will need to meet the GPA requirement in subsequent terms.

Employees with a hire date on or after January 1, 2013 will have education benefit applications processed according to all provisions of the new regulation.


Health Care Forums
The dates have been set for the health care forums and we are working on an all staff communication to go out about the forums.
Thursday, January 17th

Thursday, January 17th

Friday, January 18th

Wednesday, January 23rd


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Changes to Tuition Waiver Benefit Signed

UPDATE: The administration has apparently begun implementing this policy change effective with the Spring 2013 semester. While the President's Office of Public Affairs announced the changes on December 21, there are still many staff and dependents who are unaware of them. Please spread the word.

On Tuesday, December 11 Staff Alliance was handed a revised and approved R04.06.010 Employee Education Benefit. President Gamble approved the revisions on December 6th.

The document states that these changes are effective immediately, however there is some confusion about whether or not it can or will be in place for the Spring 2013 semester. As soon as we receive an official announcement, we will post it here.

Read the 2012 Education Benefit