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					Human Resources New Hire Orientation
For employees at the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute & International Arctic Research Center.
By: Human Resources Geophysical Institute

Presentation 1

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Payroll is processed on a Bi-weekly basis. Timesheets are due every other Friday and are due the same day as payday. Pay periods end on every other Saturday the day after payday.


There is a 2 week lag period for paychecks. As a new employee, it could be as long as 4 weeks before you receive your first paycheck.


Most expenses incurred with the University can be payroll deducted. Examples: Parking, United Way, KUAC, and the Recreation Center.

 Direct

Deposit is offered through the

University and is an option that we urge you to consider. If you wish to receive a pay-stub at the address you provide us on the Demographic form you must complete and additional form. If there were any unforeseen problems in the delivery of your mail, the money would have already been deposited to your account.



You can access your pay-stub through UAonline. The direct deposit receipt you receive will show deduction information and be sent to your home if requested. The form to initiate direct deposit is included in your initial hire paperwork. Please attach a voided check to the form.


Timesheets: Positions may have more than one funding source to which the employees time will be charged to. Use a separate line for each funding source. Timesheets must be signed by the employee and his/her immediate supervisor. http://timesheets.gi.alaska.edu/ Exempt positions and non-exempt positions fill out their timesheets differently. Terry Lovell is our Payroll Manager and Michelle Taylor is our Payroll Technician for GI & IARC. If you need help on something directly related to your paycheck, you may contact payroll, or any one in the HR office for assistance.


Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): Staff Members

PERS is a state retirement system and requires mandatory participation of all regular staff members. 6.75% is automatically withheld from your gross income, pre-tax dollars.

It takes 5 full-time years to become vested to receive a retirement income. Early retirement is at age 55 and normal retirement is age 60. It takes 10 years to be vested for the permanent medical at the age of 60.
PERS earns interest at a rate of 4.5% compounded semi-annually which is added to your account on 6/30 & 12/31 of each year.
Employees must place their spouse as 100% beneficiary.




TERS is the Teachers Retirement System. It takes 8 years to be vested for a retirement income and permanent paid medical coverage at the age of 60. Normal retirement is at age 60 and early retirement is at age 55. You contribute 8.65% of your gross income. The amount that the University contributes goes to the overall fund and is used for retirement benefit calculations. Interest is added to each employee's contribution account on July 31 of each year (4.5% per year, compounded annually).

ORP - Optional Retirement Plan
There is no vesting requirement for ORP and there is no medical component at retirement. You contribute 8.65% and the University currently contributes approximately 12%. The amount that the University contributes goes directly to your account that is managed by you through one of our 4 providers (Lincoln, Fidelity, Tiaa-Cref, Valic).

You have a one time option to choose either TRS or ORP.

You will not be paying into Social Security while working for the University of Alaska.
This may affect your future retirement and Social Security benefit entitlement. It will not affect your Medicare benefits. There are provisions in the Social Security law for workers who have worked and paid in to Social Security that also receive a pension based on their work in a job not covered by Social Security. These provisions could substantially reduce your Social Security benefit if you receive a pension from this job. •The Windfall Elimination Provision •The Government Pension Offset Provision •For more information, see: www.ssa.gov (Federal, State & Local Government Employees)

While working at the University you will not be paying into Social Security. You will still have a 1.45% deduction (pre-tax dollars) for Medicare. The University provides a Pension Plan benefit. The Pension Plan is totally funded by the University at a rate of 7.65% of your gross salary(up to $42,000.00 max. per year) into an account for you, managed by you. We have 4 Pension Vendors to choose from:

Union Member Information for: Faculty (UNAC)United Academics AAUP/AFT employees & Staff (AHECTE) Local 6070 - Alaska Higher Education Crafts and Trades employees
•Union Contract •Dues Forms •List of Union Representatives •Union Orientation

The University provides $50,000.00 of basic life insurance coverage for its employees. Supplemental Life insurance is available to a maximum of $400,000.00. The rates are based on the employees age. Once Supplemental life has been elected, it cannot be increased by more than $50,000.00 per year thereafter. Supplemental Life is available for purchase upon initial hire, within 30 days of a qualified event or during open enrollment periods.

Open Enrollment is in April/May of each year with changes effective on July 1. ―A rate sheet is included in your new hire packet‖.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
Optional coverage is available for AD&D. An additional $100,000.00 is provided for the employee in the event of an accidental death. The cost is currently $36.00 per year for the employee only, or family coverage is available at $72.00 per year. Family coverage consists of: Employee - $100,000.00 Spouse Only - $50,000.00 Children Only - $15,000.00 per child Spouse & Children – $40,000.00 for spouse and $10,000.00 per child

Health Care Insurance
Your health care insurance is with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alaska and Washington. 1-800-345-6784

Our group number for all employees is 1000033. You will receive a personal ID# that will be assigned to you during the enrollment reporting period at the first of each month. Your health care insurance is effective on your first day of employment into a benefit eligible position.
A rate sheet has been included in your benefits packet. The University recognizes financially interdependent partner relationships. (FIP’s)

Deluxe - $100.00 individual deductible –
No network provider prevision Standard - $250.00 individual deductible Higher benefit level using network providers

Economy - $500.00 individual deductible
* OPT out Options Union employees will select from the same UA Choice plan as staff, yet have a separate rate sheet that is included in your packet, and the UA Choice pamphlet.

Reimbursement Accounts (RA’s)
Reimbursement accounts are available for child care expenses and/or medical expenses that are not covered under your regular health care plan. RA‘s are bi-weekly payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis that provide employees with tax savings. RA accounts must be pre-planned, as they are a use it or lose it plan. The maximum amount deductible is $5,000.00 annually for married couples for either type of account.

Vehicle Registration (Parking)
Parking Fees:

Annual Parking permits are issued beginning September 1st and ending August 31. The annual rate is currently $220.00. If you start mid-year, your rate will be calculated at a monthly fee of $22.00 per month. Please see: http://www.uaf.edu/parking/ for more information

Polar Express I.D. Cards:

This is your UAF ID card. It can be used for various services on campus. Money can be added to your card at value transfer stations. See http://www.uaf.edu/fyexprss/index.html for more info. Once you are set up in the payroll system, you can get your ID card. Eielson Room 203, Mon-Fri 10:00am-4:00pm Thursdays Open until 6:00pm

Human Resources New Hire Orientation
• For employees at the University of Alaska Geophysical Institute & International Arctic Research Center.
Presentation II

By: Human Resources Geophysical Institute

• We would like to start off with a little history about your new environment. • The Geophysical Institute was established in 1946 and has earned an international reputation for studying the earth and its physical environment at high latitudes and training students in related disciplines. It is one of the few institutes in the country where scientists study a whole spectrum of geophysical processes ranging from the center of the earth to the center of the sun and beyond.

• understanding basic geophysical processes governing the planet Earth, especially as they occur in or are relevant to Alaska; • training graduates and undergraduates to play leading scientific roles in tomorrow's society; • solving applied geophysical problems and developing related technologies of importance to the state and the nation; • satisfying the intellectual and technological needs of fellow Alaskans through public service.

Dr. Roger Smith, Director Geophysical Institute (GI)

The Geophysical Institute conducts scientific research in 7 various disciplines:
• • • • • • • Space Physics Atmospheric Sciences Snow, Ice and Permafrost Remote Sensing Seismology Volcanology & Tectonics & Sedimentation

RESEARCH & MONITORING: Alaska contains over 100 volcanoes and volcanic fields which have been active within the last one and a half million years. Over 40 of these have been active in historic time. These make up about 80% of all active volcanoes in the United States and 8% of all active abovewater volcanoes on earth. Most of these volcanoes are located along the 1,550 mile-long Aleutian Arc, which extends westward to Kamchatka and forms the northern portion of the Pacific "ring of fire".



St. Augustine

Alaska Earthquake Stats:
Each year about 5,000 to 6,000 earthquakes shake the state of Alaska. That's an average of more than 13 each day!

•Alaska has 11 percent of the world's earthquakes •Alaska has 52 percent of all the earthquakes in the United States. •Three of the six largest earthquakes in the world were in Alaska. •Seven of the ten largest earthquakes in the United States were in Alaska. Since 1900, Alaska has had an average of: •One magnitude 8 or larger earthquake every 13 years.

Recent Earthquakes in Alaska

•One magnitude 7 to 8 earthquake every year.

The Aurora Borealis—(the Northern Lights)—is one
of the most spectacular natural phenomena on Earth. Its beauty and splendor are often beyond description. Through the HEX project a rocket was created to fly SPACE PHYSICS through the aurora Taking pictures of this natural phenomena and to study the atmosphere surrounding them.

Poker Flat Research Range is located approximately 30
miles north of Fairbanks on the Steese Highway, about a mile beyond the Chatanika Lodge. The Chatanika River valley was a major gold mining site decades ago, and the land to the south between the Chatanika Lodge and F.E. Gold Camp consists of gravel tailings from gold dredging. The valley which includes the lower range is mostly forests and wetlands. Launch sites:

The Telemetry facility, known as TM, is located a short distance from the Lidar
Observatory on the ridge above Poker Flat's lower range. The Telemetry facility consists of a building surrounded by transportable satellite tracking dishes, as shown in the image. NASA's Transportable Orbital Tracking System (TOTS) is a complete satellite earth station designed to set up quickly in remote locations...such as Poker Flat! The trailer contains all of the electronics used to communicate with the satellite. The tracking dish arrives in pieces that are assembled on a concrete pad, which anchors it firmly to the ground. This system not only receives data from passing satellites, but it can also send commands to them.

The members of this group represent a diversity of disciplines and research interests. The unifying goal of the group's work is to learn more about the processes and consequences of major movements of the earth's crust. The unusually diverse and complex tectonic activity of Alaska and the surrounding regions are recorded in its rocks, providing insights into not only the history of the region but also tectonic processes in general.

Tectonics & Sedimentation

Synthetic Aperature Radar (SAR) imagery provides a uniquely detailed view of sea ice, which has a key role in the global climate system. The RADARSAT Geophysical Processor System (RGPS) tracks these small-scale ice motions using successive observations of SAR data from the Canadian spacecraft RADARSAT-1.


Above, a portion of a RADARSAT-1 SAR image of sea ice shows open leads forming. One product of the RGPS is the population density of sea ice at various thicknesses. Shown is an example of sea ice 40-60 cm thick for the Arctic Ocean.

Map Office
(Earth Science Information Center)

Geophysical Institute

The Geophysical Institute Map Office, also known as the State Earth Science Information Center (ESIC), is located in the International Arctic Research Center next to the Keith B. Mather Library
Sample of Maps available for purchase

The Keith B. Mather Library is the research support library for GI and IARC and contains approximately 48,000 volumes of specialized books and journals.

GeoData Center
The GeoData Center provides data management and archive services for the Geophysical Institute and

maintains a variety of geophysical
data collections in support of scientific research.
A Few of Our Collections:

Snow, ice, and permafrost research at the GI is directed toward developing a better understanding of the properties of these materials, of the processes occurring within them, and of the role they play in the polar and subpolar environments. Much of the research involves field investigations in Alaska, with some work carried out in Greenland and Antarctica.

Graphic Arts and Design, Website Design and Programming, Science Illustration, Display and Publication Design, Layout, and Fabrication, Signage, Cartography, Drafting, Animation, Film and Digital Photography, and Video.

The Geophysical Institute's Machine Shop is the most extensive research and development machine shop facility in the state of Alaska. It provides complete research and design services from consultation and concept development to fabrication of the finished product by combining innovative engineering and design with precision craftsmanship in machining and fabrication.

Electronics Shop
6th Floor Room 614C

The electronic shop is involved in engineering, designing, constructing, calibrating, testing and repairing a wide range of scientific and technical instruments

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) has developed a solid working relationship with Scientists from around the world to work together to study global climate change and arctic phenomena. It is a joint project between the United States and the Japanese government.

 GI & IARC are part of the West ridge, which is known as the research core and lower campus is the educational core.

IARC's MISSION STATEMENT The primary mission of the IARC is to plan, foster, and conduct international cooperative arctic research of the highest possible quality, as well as fulfilling the UA/UAF tripartite mission, including education and public service.

Dr. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Director International Arctic Research Center (IARC)



University of Alaska System

University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus Over looks Auke Bay

EARLY CAMPUS AERIAL — An aerial photograph made in 1938
shows the hilltop university in early formative years. The Eielson Building is the only building in this photo still standing.

The Fairbanks campus - is the university's
principal research center with roughly 6,000 students from all 50 states and 43 foreign countries attending. UAF is America's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution and offers more than 70 fields of study.

William R. Wood Center
STUDENT CENTER — The Wood Center is a hub of student activities. The distinctive chevron-shaped building has spacious room for dining, social activities and live entertainment. Students can bowl, shoot pool or play video games. Student government and the student newspaper offices are here too. An outdoor adventures program and recreational equipment rentals (backpacks, tents, canoes, skis and snowshoes) are stepping stones to off-campus Alaska adventures. There's more inside, so include the center on your real visit to UAF

Constitution Hall
HALL OF HISTORY — In 1955, Alaska’s leaders gathered on campus to craft the Alaska Constitution in what’s now Constitution Hall. The document was later signed in nearby Signers’ Hall. This historic event on campus led to Alaska’s admission into the Union as the 49th state.
Today students come to Constitution Hall to visit the bookstore, alumni office, post office, student radio station KSUA, barbershop, credit union or campus ministry.

Fine Arts Complex - CREATIVITY, TALENT
AND PERFORMANCE — Creative energy and talent are focused
and fine-tuned in the Fine Arts Complex where students perform in the 960-seat Charles W. Davis Concert Hall and Lee Salisbury Theatre. Students hone their skills in the teaching studios, classrooms, rehearsal and practice rooms and studios of the art, music and theatre departments. Each month, the Art Department displays a new exhibit of student artwork. The production studios of KUAC public radio and television offer real-world experience

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
Library has holdings of more than 1.75 million cataloged resources. Its broad coverage includes the sciences, humanities and social sciences, and a unique Alaska and Polar Regions collection of rare books and materials focusing on the circumpolar north. There is a computer lab and multimedia teaching room.

Ernest Gruening Building
COLLEGE CAREERS START HERE — The Gruening Building is home to many academic departments and student services at UAF. The Academic Advising Center helps new students choose a major and develop an academic plan, and provides general university and degree information.

Cornerstone Plaza
PLAZA FOR ALL SEASONS — Summer classes sometimes meet by the flags. To the right of the Rasmuson Library is the Brooks Building, home to programs serving rural and Alaska Native students. Next is the Duckering Building, where UAF's five engineering programs collaborate on instruction and research. The Bunnell Building houses the School of Management and the journalism department as well as biology labs and classrooms.


Student Recreation Complex

Residence Life
LIVING ON CAMPUS — Experience student community living on campus in the Moore-Bartlett-Skarland residence hall complex and other UAF housing including spacious on-campus apartments). Residence halls are a convenient, secure and safe living environment where students make friends. More than 1,200 students live on campus.

Natural Sciences Facility
SPACIOUS DESIGN — The Natural Sciences Facility is a center for research and teaching. Step inside and see large lecture halls, labs, and offices for the departments of chemistry, geology and physics. Its spacious architectural design creates large areas for study and socializing. Southfacing windows provide views of the ever-changing weather and the spectacular Alaska Range.

University of Alaska Museum
CAMPUS ATTRACTION — Through education, research and public exhibits, the University of Alaska Museum serves Alaska, national and international science programs. Located on West Ridge, the museum acquires, conserves, investigates and interprets Alaska’s natural, artistic and cultural heritage. The museum has become one of Alaska’s most popular tourist destinations. Admission is free to UAF students.

West Ridge
SCIENCE CENTER — The West Ridge is a center for scientific research and instruction. Located at the highest point on campus, West Ridge includes facilities for investigating the aurora, geophysics, global climate change, arctic phenomena, arctic biology and fisheries. Scientists at UAF West Ridge are also involved in international research efforts.

Georgeson Botanical Garden
GIANT CABBAGES AND MORE — The last stop on this tour is the Georgeson Botanical Garden where visitors find a botanical bounty of flowers and vegetables. Beyond the beauty of these flowers, researchers from the Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (founded in 1906) propagate, cultivate and conserve native, and introduced plant species.

We have 12 paid - HOLIDAYS:
2 days for Independence Day 2 days for Thanksgiving 2 days for Christmas 2 days for New Years 1 day Martin Luther King, Jr 1 day at Spring Break 1 day for Memorial Day 1 day for Labor Day
During the Christmas break most departments do what‘s referred to as a forced closure. Offices close for the period between Christmas and New Years. You may use LWOP or Annual Leave to cover these extra days off. They are not paid holidays, but are planned days off.

• Annual Leave: is accrued and used for personal days
off or vacations. You will accrue annual leave at the rate of 5.54 hours per pay period (about 1 1/2 days per month) for the first 5 years of service. Supervisor approval is required prior to taking annual leave. If you do not use your leave hours & they accrue to over 240 in the pay period that includes January 31, they will be forfeited. End of year leave cash-in may be available for up to 40 hours. 1-5 yrs 5.54 hrs Faculty Leave is referred to as per (Personal Time Off). PTO pay period.

If you are scheduled to work 12 months per year, you will receive 21 days of PTO at the beginning of each fiscal year, July 1. If you work a 9 6.46 ppd 6-10 yrs month schedule you will receive 18 days.

If teaching, PTO must be used for time not7.38 ppd 10 + yrs in class (Researchers have more latitude).
Upon initial hire PTO will automatically be banked to your account. PTO is a use it or lose it benefit and cannot be cashed out upon termination.

• Sick Leave: Accrues at a rate of 4.62 hours per
pay period. Please notify your supervisor within the first hour of your scheduled work time if you are out sick. Sick leave may be used for doctor appointments and for illnesses to your immediate family members under the Family Medical Leave Act guidelines.

• GEO Care: Is a program especially for
Geophysical Institute & IARC employees. The purpose of the fund is to provide ‗assistance grants‘ to help cover expenses incurred by an employee or their immediate family members in times of need (disasters such as illnesses, fire, death, etc.) and are not covered by personal insurance. – Awards of up to $1,000.00 may be made to one recipient during any 12-month period.

Leave Share:
• The leave share program is designed to help employees remain in a paid status as long as possible in the event of a major illness or catastrophic medical event that has been approved under the Family Medical Leave provisions (Birth of a child, adoption or foster care does not apply).
– The sick leave period without pay must be in excess of 10 working days before and employee can be approved for leave share participation. A maximum of 65 scheduled work days (520 hrs at full-time status) for each calendar year is allowed. – Hours needed are determined each pay period and are solicited by the employees. If hours needed are not donated, HR will attempt to solicit the hours for the employee on an anonymous basis.

Family Medical Leave
Family Medical Leave (FML) is provided in the event of the birth or adoption of a child; for an illness to the employee; or illness to an immediate family member. FML will cover an employee for a period of up to 18 weeks. During this period your regular benefits will continue.

To be eligible for FML you must have employed on a full time basis for least 6 months or at least 1250 hours the 12-months preceding the commencement


at during of leave.

Leave of Absence
Leave of absences may be granted for up to one year. Usually for educational reasons and even under some personal circumstances. Extended Leave of Absences must be approved by your supervisor, department director, and final approval by the Chancellor. Any amount of leave without pay in excess of 10 days is considered a leave of absence.

Jury Duty
If an employee is called to serve jury duty or is subpoenaed to court, the employee will receive his/her regular wages. The court issues a small stipend check that must be signed over to the Geophysical Institute (Business Office). Please attach a copy of the subpoena or jury duty call in form to the appropriate timesheet for which you are claiming jury duty absences.

Military Leave
The University provides 16 ½ days per year for employees required to attend military training.

Probationary Period for Staff:
New hires are on probation for the first six months of employment. *Promotion to a new position within UAF will serve a 90 day probationary period as an At-Will employee. During this period you are considered an At-Will employee. Which means you can be terminated at any time. After the 6 month period you are then considered Union Members a For-Cause employee and normal disciplinary scheduled to are procedures will apply. have annual evaluations in Evaluations should be completed at the end of the 6 month accordance with their union period and annually thereafter. contract. Notification of failure to perform satisfactorily during the probationary period will be given to the employee in writing and may result in immediate termination.

Staff - Annual step increases will occur on your anniversary date. (1 year from the initial date of hire into a regular position)

Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Local 6070 Employees will receive annual increases on their anniversary date in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.

Faculty increases occur annually at the beginning of the first full pay period in the fiscal year in accordance with the the collective bargaining agreement.

Exempt & Non-Exempt Status
If you are hired in an Exempt level position, you will not be eligible for overtime. Exempt employees are expected to work a pre-defined 40 hour workweek.

In the Non-Exempt status, you are paid on an hourly basis. All hours over 40 hours in a pre-defined workweek will be considered overtime.
Non-exempt employees are eligible for a personal holiday, which can be used upon completion of your probationary period. You will receive your personal holiday each year on July 1.

TDA‘S are an additional OPTIONAL retirement fund. Deductions are taken pre-tax and are invested in the company of your choice (from the list included in your packet). TDA‘S may be started or stopped at any time. The maximum contribution is $14,000.00 for 2005 and the minimum contribution is $10.00 per pay period.

Employee Assistance Program EAP
The EAP is a confidential service to assist with a variety of problems you may need help with. Please see the enclosed pamphlet for additional information about these services. The University is not notified of who uses the program or why, only the total amount of employees who utilize the service.
You may use the service for up to 6 sessions free of charge per incident, per person, per year.

COBRA is your right for continuation of health care benefits upon termination, retirement, or employment status changes. A supplemental sheet has been provided in your new hire packet. ―Please complete the blank envelope addressed to your spouse if applicable so that we can mail this information to your home address.” By law your spouse has the right to continue benefits under COBRA in the event of a legal separation, divorce or death of the employee.

Unemployment Insurance: Is available to you upon

Workers’ Compensation: Coverage is provided for any
on the job injury or illness. Any incident should be reported within 10 days from the date of onset in order to be covered.

Travel Insurance: An additional $250,000 worth of Life
Insurance is provided for you should you lose your life while traveling on University business.

Long Term Disability: If disabled for more than 90 days,
you are eligible to apply for this benefit, work related or not. If awarded, 60% of your gross pay will continue until age 65, provided the disability continues.

EEO/AA Info: The University of Alaska is an equal opportunity (EEO), affirmative action (AA) employer. Earlina Bowden is the Assistant to the Chancellor and is our EEO/AA Officer.
We have a centralized recruitment process. All recruitments for the GI and IARC Institute will be processed through the GI Human Resource Office. Most recruitments will be handled by either Julie Wegner or Shelly Wade. Please contact us for any of your recruitment needs. Sexual Harassment: The University does not tolerate any kind of sexual harassment under any circumstances. If you are subject to sexual harassment or you see it going on around you, please contact HR. A short awareness video will follow this presentation.

Smoking Policy: Smoking is not permitted inside any UAF buildings. You must go outside to smoke.
Hazard Communications: Employees have the ―Right to Know‖ of any hazards in the workplace. Please contact Operations if you feel there is a workplace hazard. Drug Free Workplace: The manufacture, sale, purchase, use or possession of illegal drugs by employees on University premises or while on University business is prohibited. Further, the use of any legally obtained drugs, including alcohol to the point where such use adversely effects the employees job performance, is prohibited. Ethics Disclosure Form: If you have other employment or a personal business outside of the University, please complete the ethics disclosure form to ensure there is not a conflict of interest with your employment at the University.

Education – Tuition Waivers
As an employee of the University you are eligible for tuition waivers. Employees can take up to 6 credits per semester or a maximum of 12 credits per year. 3 credit hours can be taken during work hours with supervisor approval and if work related. Your dependents are eligible for unlimited tuition waivers. If both you and your spouse are employed at the
University, the benefit does not double, it remains the same.

You are responsible for any regular fees and books.


What is ergonomics and do we care? YES, we do! Is your workstation set up for you correctly?

Neck pain, backaches, carpel tunnel? These are issues that we hope we do not have to address. If you find that your working area is creating you problems, you may need and evaluation of your work-station.
Please call Annette Chism at: 474-6164 Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Mgmt.

UA Online
Academic records/Registration
Employment Records Address/PIN/Name info As a new employee you will have a specific ID# assigned to you separate from your social security number. A PIN number will be generated and sent to you in the mail. If you are, or have been a student at the University you may already have a PIN established, which will remain the same.

Training & Development Opportunities:
The University encourages training and development. Training opportunities are posted on the GI bulletin board across from the elevator on the 6th floor. Safety training is handled through the Operations Office and other training opportunities will be processed through the HR Office. Please contact Penelope at ext. 7411 for safety training opportunities.

Governance Structure: GI Staff Council meets once
a month to discuss issues concerning employees and the institutes needs. Additionally, we have representation at UAF Staff Council meetings. If you have issues for the group, please let us know.

Grievance Procedures:
If a problem arises in the work area, please take up the issue with your immediate supervisor and document your meeting.
If the problem is unresolved, please forward your complaint to your supervisor‘s supervisor or contact the HR Manager (Michelle Johnson) for advice and assistance on how to proceed. Grievance procedures are outlined in UA regulations 04.08. To file a grievance, there must be a violation of Policy and Regulation.

The University Policy and Regulation are online and can be accessed at: http://www.alaska.edu/bor/

See the SRC website for rates and info about the UAF Life program STUDENT RECREATION COMPLEX HOURS Mon-Fri 6:00AM-9:00PM Saturday 9:00AM-7:00PM Sunday Closed 474-5886 PATTY CENTER OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We hope that you found this information informative and useful in the explanation of your benefit package. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact the GI Human Resource Office at 474-6010.

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