Over the years, Staff Council has been responsible for a number of employee benefit improvements, including: an additional University holiday - Martin Luther King Day; leave share program; and a flexible work schedule.
Members have worked on refining supervisory training, internal recruitment, the staff recognition and longevity awards, health and leave benefits, smoke-free workplace, development and implementation of the new salary system, correspondence with State legislators on bills concerning the retirement system and the University budget, and consultation with UAF Human Resources on hiring procedures.
The most important benefit staff at UAF has through their representatives is an open line of communication to administration. If any staff member in the University community has an issue with their work environment or sees a way the University could become more productive by creating a better work environment, an avenue for conveyance is open to them through their governance group. Please use that open line. Contact your representative with your ideas and concerns or bring them to Staff Council meetings.