PPE operational level continues to be GREEN/conventional: no more extended wear

Masking continues to be required in patient care areas.

Please review the PPE Hazard Assessment for COVID-19 (updated 4/6/22) for the appropriate PPE for patient care.

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Upcoming Principal Retirement Meetings-you’re invited!

May 16th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Great news! You have the opportunity to attend both a group meeting and a 1-on-1 retirement planning meeting—see details below.  Group Meeting ANTHC is offering you an educational seminar – Connect to Principal Resources. Together we’ll cover how you can… Get started with the various tools and resources available through Principal to maximize your retirement outlook Discover the great resources available at principal.com Meeting Information You can join from your mobile device or computer, just click on the button below …

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Employee benefit updates from President/CEO

April 7th, 2022 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Quyana (thank you) for providing the best possible care and services to the people we serve on campus and throughout Alaska. Working together is how we strive for our vision, Alaska Native people are the healthiest people in the world. We are implementing employee benefit changes to show our appreciation for your dedication, commitment, and hard work. Pay Increases: Effective March 27, we implemented salary increases of 3.1% for eligible ANTHC employees. Employees who joined our team on or before September …

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Upcoming changes to ANTHC retirement program

April 1st, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

There are some upcoming changes to the ANTHC retirement program that the Benefits team wants to make staff aware of. The Employee Retirement Oversight Committee of the Board of Directors approved the following changes effective April 29. The investment menu will be consolidated and streamlined for the 403(b) and 401(a) plans.  There is also a name change for one of the investment options (Allspring Discovery Fund), the fees for periodic and installment payments have been streamlined and reduced. All staff …

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New Hire Benefit Orientation

March 31st, 2022 by Calvin Wilson

During this orientation we will go over the medical, dental, vision, retirement and more. We will look at what is offered, who is eligible, what is required on your part and how to complete the enrollment. We will also look at the Paid Time Off and Holidays at ANTHC. You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Every other Thursday from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Register in advance for this meeting: https://anthc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdOmqrD0qGNW_3OWd8tyBhMNJJKiqUWBw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email …

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Our Time and Attendance System Is Changing

March 23rd, 2022 by Crystal Coulter

In May 2021, ANTHC initiated a project to convert our Kronos Workforce Central time and attendance to a system known as UKG Dimensions. The main reason for this change is to ensure all employees are paid accurately for the work they perform. In the coming days and weeks, there will be much UKG Dimensions-related activity occurring. One thing that will be highly visible is the installation of the InTouch DX timeclocks. We are available to answer your questions about the …

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Retirement Education Sessions Next Week

February 15th, 2022 by Chelsea Wells

Principal will be hosting both group and one-on-one retirement sessions next week. You can learn more about your Retirement Wellness Score and what it means, and how to take steps to improve it. The schedule is below: Date Time Tuesday, Feb. 22 Group education sessions 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 23 Group education session 8: 30 a.m. one-on-one meeting from 10-4 p.m.register for the sessions here www.principal.com/ANTHC1on1Meetings Thursday, Feb.24 one-on-one meetings from 8-4 p.m.register for the sessions here …

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New COVID-19 Employment & Timekeeping FAQ available

January 25th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

Human Resources has updated the frequently asked questions (FAQ) document about COVID-19 and timekeeping. This FAQ is intended to provide employees with readily available guidance for some of the common questions they may have. This document provides updated guidance on leave and quarantine, benefits and resources. In the event of a conflict between these FAQs and ANTHC policies and procedures, ANTHC policies and procedures shall prevail. COVID-19 Employment & Timekeeping FAQ’s (January 24, 2022) *updated* Paid COVID-19 Sick Time Procedure (January 11, 2022) *updated* ANTHC Employee Health …

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2021 W2 tax documents will be posted and mailed on Jan. 24

January 18th, 2022 by Rachel Grumblis

Payroll will distribute employee 2021 W2 tax documents on Jan. 24. They will be posted to the myHR document self-service site, and postmarked and mailed on Jan. 24. Please double-check that your mailing address in myHR is current to ensure you receive your W2 and other important updates. Instructions are attached. How to Update Address in myHR

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COVID-19 Retention Q2 Bonus program update

January 18th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC staff, Thank you to every single employee for all of your incredible work and commitment to the mission of ANTHC and the people we serve during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Words cannot express enough, our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done, the sacrifices you and your families have made and continue to make throughout our pandemic response.  As communicated last September, the ANTHC Board of Directors and Leadership team wanted to find another way to …

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ANTHC Paid COVID-19 Sick Time and Employee Health procedures updated

January 12th, 2022 by Fiona Brosnan

The ANTHC’s Paid COVID-19 Sick Time Procedure, HR602-01 (January 11, 2022), has been updated. The CDC recently updated its guidance on when employees may return to work after a COVID-19 infection after a reduced isolation period length of 5-7 days from symptom onset or positive test. The ANTHC COVID-19 sick time procedure has been updated accordingly. Please note, if ANMC, under Incident Command, internally activates Crisis Standards of Care, this timeline may be shortened following CDC guidance to meet operational needs. The key …

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2022 Open Enrollment Information Sessions Via Zoom

December 6th, 2021 by Laci Michaud

Please join us for a Zoom session to answer your benefits questions and assist you with your online enrollment in myHR.  REMINDER: Open Enrollment for 2022 is from Nov. 8 – Dec. 13, 2021. NEW FOR 2022: You do not have to register for Zoom sessions this year! Zoom Information Sessions: Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 1-2 p.m. https://anthc.zoom.us/j/94970197831 Friday, Nov. 19, from 9-10 a.m. https://anthc.zoom.us/j/93974816318 Monday, Nov. 29, from 10-11 a.m. https://anthc.zoom.us/j/94790340480 Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 7-8 a.m. https://anthc.zoom.us/j/97835998616 Friday, …

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Share the Gratitude invitation for health care workers: free Alaska zoo admission from ConocoPhillips for ANTHC and SCF staff and their families

November 20th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

ConocoPhillips Appreciates Alaska’s Frontline Workers! From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, ConocoPhillips Alaska is sponsoring admission to the Alaska Zoo for all health care workers, first responders and their families attending with them. Just show your work ID at the gate, and you and your family will be admitted any day of the week, including Zoo Lights, free of charge.  From the ConocoPhillips Alaska family to our dedicated frontline workers – THANK YOU for taking care of Alaskans. More information can …

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COVID-19 Retention Bonus program update

October 21st, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

ANTHC staff, Thank you to every single employee for all of your incredible work and the lives you have saved, and continue to save, as an ANTHC employee during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Words cannot express enough of our sincere gratitude and appreciation for all that you have done, the sacrifices you have made and continue to make throughout the pandemic response. As communicated last month, the ANTHC Board of Directors and Leadership team wanted to find another way to extend our …

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Flu vaccines have arrived! Flu and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics happening all week from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 4th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

We have flu vaccination supply on campus! Employees can visit an upcoming clinic for both influenza and COVID-19 vaccine ANMC Conference Room 2. This week’s schedule: October 4-8: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in hospital conference room 2 Clinic dates and times will be updated weekly. For flu vaccinations:  No registration is required and staff can just walk in. For COVID-19 vaccinations (including Pfizer boosters):  Staff MUST register at www.anthc.as.me and also bring their COVID-19 vaccination card or documentation for verification of previous doses. The FDA has …

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Is your mailing address current? Check your address in myHR!

September 22nd, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

Ensure you receive updates on your benefits, W-2 and other mailings from ANTHC by checking and making sure your mailing address is current in myHR. From the employee myHR home page: Select Edit Profile Click Personal Information from the menu on the left Scroll down to Addresses and double click on your current address in the system (anywhere on the blue line)to see the full current address in myHR. Select Change Address to update your address and hit OK to …

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Message to ANTHC Employees – COVID Special Quarterly Bonus

September 9th, 2021 by Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson

Quyana (thank you). These mere words are not enough to commend all of you for your incredible work and the lives you have saved as an ANTHC employee during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Over the last 18 months, we have had to make a lot of difficult decisions to keep people safe and to protect our communities.  Many of us moved our work from the office to home on a moment’s notice.  We know it was not easy caring for children …

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ANTHC Retirement Savings Plans are now LIVE with Principal – You may log in NOW!

September 7th, 2021 by Stan Bennion

ANTHC Benefits Eligible Employees – We are delighted to announce that the transition of our retirement plan services from AIG Retirement Services/Valic to the Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is now complete!  You are now able to rebalance the transferred funds by logging onto the Principal Retirement Service Center® at www.principal.com or by calling Teletouch® (The Principal interactive voice response system) at 1-800-547-7754.  Before you can access account information, you must first establish a Password/PIN.  If you have not already done so, attached are updated …

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Principal Retirement Plan follow-up: recording and FAQ

July 20th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

Reminder: effective August 1, 2021, we are transferring retirement plan services for the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Retirement Savings 403(b) and 401(a) plans to Principal. As we make this transition, we want to help make sure things go smoothly. If you were unable to attend a pre-transition presentation last week, you can view a recording here: Participant recording Principal Transition: Frequently Asked Questions (updated 9/7/21) Set up your new Principal account Preview of Principal web portal For staff who would …

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Payroll update: night and weekend shift differentials change

July 20th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

Payroll update: There will be a small change to night and weekend shift differentials with the alignment of the non-exempt nursing pay structure, beginning July 18, 2021.  Night shift differentials will apply from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and weekend differentials will apply from 6 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday.  Eligible employees must work at least 4 consecutive hours in the time window in order for differentials to apply.  Any questions, please contact the Payroll team.

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ANTHC Retirement Plan Services are moving to Principal – info sessions scheduled for July!

June 25th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

We recently announced that the Principal Financial Group ® (Principal ®) has been selected as the new service provider for ANTHC’s retirement plans effective August 1, 2021.  Please join a one-hour meeting with Principal via WebEx to learn more about the transition process and ask any questions. The sessions are open to employees and spouses.Principal will go over topics such as:    Introduction to Principal Financial Group® and what Principal means to you Important dates Investments, loans and beneficiary transition …

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ANTHC retirement plan update: retirement plan services are moving to Principal

June 3rd, 2021 by Stan Bennion

ANTHC continually evaluates our employee benefits, as part of the overall benefits package, to ensure that you receive quality and high value services that continue to meet your needs. As part of this commitment, we are excited to announce that we have selected the Principal Financial Group® (Principal ®) as the new service provider for ANTHC’s retirement plans, effective August 1, 2021. What to know As the retirement plan services move, we’ll be working with Principal to make sure it’s …

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APU scholarship program for ANTHC employees and their dependents update

May 17th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

Did you know that Alaska Pacific University offers a tuition discount to ANTHC employees and dependents? There have been some changes made to the program, but Alaska Pacific University offers up to a 30% tuition discount to ANTHC employees and dependents who are enrolled APU students. For Alaska Native or American Indian employees, ANTHC will match an additional 25 percent of the remaining total tuition that is the student’s responsibility. ANTHC match will not exceed the remaining cost of tuition. …

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ANTHC policies update: Bereavement and Performance Assessment

March 29th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Bereavement and Performance Assessment Policies have been recently updated. The policy updates do not change the actual benefit or policy but rather provide clarity to the old policies.  Bereavement Policy: language was added to clarify the amount of time allowed to be taken off in a standard workweek, to a maximum of 40 hours. The eligibility language was also clarified and simplified on which family members allow an employee to utilize bereavement leave. Performance Appraisal Policy : Clarification on …

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Staff COVID-19 vaccine update: new employee scheduling process

February 4th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

For staff and contractors who have not received their vaccination yet and would like to do so, there have been some changes to the location and times for the ANTHC employee COVID-19 vaccine clinics. For staff who had scheduled an appointment for an upcoming clinic previously via email, please re-register for the clinic at https://anthc.as.me. Staff are still eligible to receive the vaccine, but Employee Health is moving to a new scheduling system. Please register in this new system so that …

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Consortium COVID-19 Vaccine update: all staff and their households eligible for vaccine

January 26th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The Consortium expanded our Employee Health COVID-19 vaccine availability to include all Consortium staff earlier this week. Clinics for staff are operated by ANTHC Employee Health and are located in the Dental clinic in the hospital (not the dental area in the Gottlieb building, which is a patient/customer-owner vaccine clinic).  Employees have been contacted via email directly to schedule a time for vaccination (or to decline). All invitations to schedule an appointment are sent to staff’s ANTHC email address and will come from …

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Nurse Corps LRP Application is Now Open!

January 20th, 2021 by Chelsea Wells

Closes on Feb. 25, 2021 Now Open! 2021 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program Application Cycle The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has opened the 2021 Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program (LRP) application cycle. Nurse Corps LRP offers funding to registered nurses (RNs), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and nursing faculty for payment of their qualifying educational loans. In exchange,recipients honor a two-year service commitment at a health care facility with a critical shortage of nurses or an eligible school …

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ANTHC Child Development Center virtual tour: infant openings available!

January 14th, 2021 by Fiona Brosnan

The ANTHC Child Development Center offers on campus child care options for children ages six week to five years old. It is open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Learn more about the Center, its classrooms and safety measures in the attached virtual tour! Learn more about the program available to children of ANTHC staff by visiting https://www.kindercare.com/employee-benefits/anthc or calling 729-4769. What we believe Safety is priority number one – Our classrooms are designed to keep kids safe so they can explore …

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ANTHC Benefits open enrollment until 11:59 pm tonight

December 14th, 2020 by Chelsea Wells

ANTHC benefits open enrollment period is Nov. 9 – Dec. 14. Make changes to your medical, dental and vision benefit elections without having a qualifying life event. Enrollment or changes will be effective Jan. 1, 2021. The benefits enrollment is completed electronically in myHR. As a reminder, if you participate in a Flexible Spending Account you must re-enroll each year. If you do not re-enroll, your funds from 2020 will not roll over at the end of the year. Please …

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ANTHC Child Development Center: infants and preschool openings available!

September 23rd, 2020 by Hollie Aga

The ANTHC Child Development Center offers on campus child care options for children ages six week to five years old. It is open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Learn more about the program available to children of ANTHC staff by visiting https://www.kindercare.com/employee-benefits/anthc or calling 729-4769. What we believe Safety is priority number one – Our classrooms are designed to keep kids safe so they can explore A child-centered approach – Nourishes every child’s creativity, intelligence, and personality The best care – …

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New Link on myHR to access AIG retirement accounts

September 18th, 2020 by Chelsea Wells

There is now a link on myHR for employees to access their AIG (formerly Valic) retirement accounts. Since it is a site outside ANTHC, the user name and password will be whatever individuals have set up for themselves.

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