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HR News 2017

07/01/2017     UA Announces Two New Benefits - Identity Theft Protection and Legal Protection

Benefits-eligible employees can now enroll in Identity Theft Protection and Legal Protection. Identity Theft Protection through ID Watchdog provides a 24/7 Customer Care Center and fully managed resolution services and will guarantee security and peace of mind for you and your family. Legal Protection through LegalShield will provide you with personal advice from a lawyer without the worry of expensive hourly rates. You can enroll at any time and will enroll and pay your premium directly through ID Watchdog and LegalShield.

07/01/2017     Wellness Period for UA Health Plan Participants 07/01/2017-09/30/2017  

Employees enrolled in UA health coverage have until 9/30/2017 to complete the wellness requirements (completing the on-line health assessment, including agreeing to the tobacco pledge, and completing the biometric screenings). Employees who successfully complete these requirements no later than 9/30/2017 will receive a $1,400 reduction in their 2018 health plan out-of-pocket maximum. The out-of-pocket maximum is the combined copayment, deductible, and coinsurance participants pay during the calendar year.  For more information about the 2018 Wellness period, see the announcements sent to employees home address by Onlife and the email notice sent by Human Resources.

05/15/2017     Online Access to W-2 Forms.  

Access to Equifax, our third-party vendor for electronic versions of employee W-2 forms, has been permanently shut down. Employees who need copies of their W-2 should contact Human Resources at (479) 575-5351.

05/10/2017     Changes to University of Arkansas System Retirement Plan.  

The University of Arkansas System announces changes to the 403(b)/457(b) Retirement Plan. New funds are available 5/10/2017 and existing funds not available in the new tiered line up will be remapped 10/2/2017.   Click here for additional information and for copies of information distributed to participants. Spanish translation of the Transition Brochure is also available. El Folleto de Transición está disponible en Español.

02/06/2017     Online Benefits Enrollment for New Employees

Effective February 6, 2017, new employees can enroll in benefits online through webBASIS! Once an employee receives their UARK credentials, you may log on to webBASIS to complete the process. Click here for instructions. Reminder: you have 31 days from your appointment date to enroll in benefits. Any questions can be addressed with Richard Ray at or 575-3717. 


HR Training and Events


         Preventing Campus Violence

Join UAPD for an eye-opening presentation on Preventing Campus Violence. This exciting presentation will include everything you need to be prepared. From identifying and reporting possible threats to having your team prepared and knowing how to respond to various workplace threats. Click here to register.


        New Employee Orientation Part I - offered weekly

Welcome to the University of Arkansas!  New Employee Orientation (NEO) includes information you need as you begin your UA employment. Part I includes an introduction to the University community, history, traditions, resources, and staff benefits (not health related). Click here to register.


New Employee Orientation Part II - available online or in-person (monthly)

 Welcome to the University of Arkansas; New Employee Orientation (NEO) includes information you need as you begin your UA employment. Part II includes detailed benefits information including insurance and retirement benefit options. You have 31 days from your appointment date to enroll in benefits.  Visit the New Employee Virtual Benefits Orientation and How to Enroll in Benefits Online. Or, Click here to register for the in-person training that is offered once a month.


Promoting Diversity and Inclusion - offered monthly

 Promoting Diversity and Inclusion is presented by the Employee Development Program to support the diversity initiative and goals on the University of Arkansas campus. The context of the University's diversity initiative, history, and goals are covered as well as interactive exercises and discussions, and descriptions of moving along a continuum that leads to inclusive behavior. Click here to register.


Diversity Based Training – different courses offered each month

 These interactive sessions are designed to deepen the participant's knowledge of how biases impact our society and our workplaces. However, these workshops not only increase understanding, they engage participants to use that understanding to become allies in creating a more inclusive and accessible campus environment. Topics include: Disability, Gender Bias, Privilege and Prejudice, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Click here to register. 


Supervisor Development Certificate Program - offered twice a year, Spring and Fall

 This seven-part certificate program is designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and resources needed to be effective in hiring, developing, coaching, and disciplining employees. Topics include: Interviewing and Selection, Onboarding, Communication Skills, Employee Engagement, Supervising Multiple Generations, Time and Project Management, Workplace Violence Prevention, Performance Management, Conflict Resolution, the Grievance Process, Discriminatory Harassment, The Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and Legal Issues in Supervision.  Click here to register.


PeopleAdmin 7 Training - as needed

These trainings will train users on each function in PA 7. Topics include: Position Descriptions, Create a Posting, Evaluating Applicants/Interview Review, Completing Hiring Proposals, and Evaluating Performance for Classified Employees. Click here to submit a ‘Training by Request’ form.