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Benefits Changes for 2018

Earlier today, the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA) notified us about some substantial changes that will be made to the benefits plans offered for the upcoming calendar year (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2018).  

Most University of Arizona employees are enrolled in medical plans administered by ADOA. These include the EPO, PPO and HSA plans. 

Reporting Time for the UA Football Game on September 22, 2017

Due to the home football game on September 22, 2017, it has been requested that employees are able to work from home after 12:30 p.m.

Immediate supervisors should work directly with their team members to assure that the work of the University proceeds while they manage individual schedules as appropriate, facilitating work-from-home arrangements whenever possible.

In the event an employee's work does not lend itself to a work-at-home assignment, supervisors may authorize University Release time.

  • University Release (RLE - Exempt Exception Time Reporters)
  • University Release (RLP - Nonexempt Positive Time Reporters)

Please log on to UAccess Employee / Manager Self-Service (link is external) to record this time on your timesheet before the pay period closes.

For questions, please contact the Division of Human Resources at:

Main Campus: (520) 621-3660

hrsolutions@email.arizona.edu

Report from the Childcare Request Taskforce

In May of 2016, then-UA President Ann Weaver Hart asked Senior Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer Gregg Goldman to explore options for childcare services available to students and employees. You can view the findings and recommendations here. 

Welcome & Benefits Orientation Registration

You might have noticed that your new colleagues were experiencing a different process for UA Welcome & Benefits orientation by registering through UAccess Learning. Although we believe UAccess Learning is the University's long-term solution for enrollment in orientation, a number of your colleagues encountered some unexpected issues.

While we explore the best way to utilize UAccess for new employee orientation, business managers and HR Alliance members will continue to be able to enroll new employees on their behalf.

Visit the Division of Human Resources website to enroll an employee in the UA Welcome & Benefits and/or UA Career Foundations sessions.

Thank you to those who have shared your feedback and offered to assist with possible solutions.

If you have any questions, please contact David Magoon, Senior Organizational Consultant, at dmagoon@email.arizona.edu.

Fair Labor Standards Act Regulatory Change Update

If recent news releases regarding the proposed updates to FLSA overtime regulations have you wondering what’s next, you are not alone. 
 
What’s changed?
Not much! Last week the Department of Labor responded to the temporary injunction that halted the regulatory changes by indicating they intend to contest the ruling that they lack the authority to set a salary threshold; however, they will not push forward with their proposed $913 per week threshold at this time. 
 
What does this mean for the University?
While we wait for the wheels of federal litigation to turn and a final ruling to be made, it will be business as usual for the University. The Division of Human Resources will continue to track and communicate developments as they occur. 
 

Learn more about the DOL’s recent announcement.