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Friday, May 17, 2013

June 19, 2013 Staff Council Meeting - CANCELED

Staff Council unanimously decided to cancel the June 19 Staff Council Meeting (#240).  The next Staff Council Meeting is scheduled for August 21, 2013 from 8:45-11AM in the Wood Center Ballroom.  The teleconference number for the meeting is 1-800-893-8850  PIN:  8244236.

Election Results for 2013-2014 Staff Council Officers

UAF Staff Council is pleased to announce the results of yesterday's Staff Council officer election.  Brad Krick, Unit 13 - Rasmuson Library was elected President and Ashley Munro, Unit 7 - University and Student Advancement was elected Vice President.  Brad and Ashley will officially take office on June 1, 2013.  Their terms run through May 31, 2014.  Staff Council would like to thank all who participated in this year's election, it was a huge success.

Thursday, May 2, 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.