University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Human Resources Makes a Difference

    The Human Resource Services Department of the University of Alaska Anchorage is dedicated to providing services to UAA Departments and Employees. Our team of professional HR experts is here to help you make it a great day at UAA.

    Contact your HR Consultant for more information

The Human Resource Services Team enriches the lives of the UAA community by providing tools that attract, retain, and support a diverse and quality workforce. We identify and implement innovative HR strategies and solutions. We learn and inspire learning.

  • Act with integrity and honesty

  • Respect all people

  • Provide excellent customer service

  • Have pride in our work

  • Recognize each other

  • Continue to learn, foster knowledge

  • Support a balance between work

    and home

  • Have fun

With freedom of speech being at our core, UAA strives to create an inclusive, respectful campus community that promotes and embraces our individual differences. We are united in our belief that diversity includes understanding and respecting differences in ideas, religion, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, and socioeconomic status. We celebrate diversity in all of our educational and employment endeavors.             

Human Resources ~ It's What We Do

With over 150 years of combined experience, our team is dedicated to assisting employees and departments make the most out of life at UAA.

Learn more about what we do.

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  • HR Consulting

    Our team of professional HR Consultants provide support to departments and employees on a variety of HR topics.  Ranging from compensation to performance management, the HRS Consultants are here to help you make UAA one of the top places to work in Anchorage. 

  • Recruitment

    HRS Consultants are the point of contact for their assigned departments regarding the recruiting, interviewing, and placement processes; they also assist in researching and providing solutions to meet departmental recruitment and placement needs. HRS Consultants review the recruitment process ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, Regents Policies, University Regulations, diversity goals, and equal employment opportunities.

  • Compensation

    Through position analysis, our team makes sure that jobs are evaluated appropriately to ensure fair compensation.  Our Consultants understand that a total compensation package is more than just wages.  For more information on total compensation, please contact your HR Consultant.

  • Benefits

    The HRS Benefits Team serve as resources to UAA faculty, staff, supervisors, managers and the Statewide Office of Human Resources regarding UA benefits. Our Benefits Team provides individual benefits counseling to clients and answers questions related to health insurance, life insurance, long term disability insurance, retirement plans and various supplemental plans. The Benefits Team also serve as the primary liaison for UAA clients with the Statewide Office of Human Resources and benefit plan vendors. Click here for your Benefit Plan Information. 

  • Payroll

    Payroll at UAA is a function within HRS. The Payroll Coordinator and Technician are responsible for ensuring accurate and timely payroll processing for Anchorage and extended site employees. The payroll staff also provides technical assistance to the HRS Consultants, extended site campuses, and UA Statewide HR.

  • Labor Relations

    UAA has 4 bargaining agreements: Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades (Local 6070) University of Alaska Federation of Teachers (UAFT), United Academics-AAUP/AFT, and United Academics Adjuncts-AAUP/AFT-AFL-CIO. Consultants work in conjunction with UA Labor Relations staff and union-represented faculty and staff to ensure fair labor practices.

  • Systems

    The HR Systems Team manages the input of employee information into the HRIS system.  Dedicated to data integrity, our Systems Team provides training for Departmental HR Liaison Personnel, known as Cost Center Clerks.  

  •  ADA 

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

    (This page is under construction.)  For the Accessibility Statement, BOR Regulations, ADA Resources, and Request for Accommodation forms, refer to our ADA Page or contact Michelle Yerkes at the telephone number below.

    UAA is committed to the full inclusion of individuals who experience disabilities and to continually improving the accessibility of our campus, programs, and activities.  As part of this effort, the University has designated an ADA/504 Coordinator who will collaborate with University offices and departments to inform decision-making and ensure University compliance with State and Federal mandates.  Housed in the Office of Human Resource Services, the ADA/504 Coordinator is a referral point for disability related information, services and resources; consultation on policy and facilities planning; training on disability related topics; responding to disability related complaints; and development of disability related initiatives.          

    For questions related to ADA or a disability accommodation, or if you require an alternative to written application, please contact:

    Michelle Yerkes
    Human Resource Services
    University Lake Building, #101

     To report non-emergency accessibility issues you would like to bring to our attention, please send an e-mail to  Issues may include, but are not limited to: 

    • Building and Classroom Accessibility
    • Assistive Technology
    • Campus services (including snow removal and food service)
    • Communication and information
    • Programs or Events

UAA Confidential Hotline

The University of Alaska is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception.  If you would like to make an "anonymous report" regarding an act of harassment, sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking or incidents of discrimination based on protected categories such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veterans status, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy or parenthood or retaliation please reach out and report.

To Make a Report

Visit the UA secure EthicsPoint's page and make a report online.  Or, you can call, toll-free at 1-855-251-5719.

The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis if you should choose.