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Benefits Open Enrollment for 2017 Begins October 24

The Benefits Open Enrollment period is October 24–November 14, 2016. If you want to participate in a Flexible Spending Account in 2017, or if you wish to add, remove, or modify any of your benefit choices for 2017, you should elect those changes during this time. If you are satisfied with your existing benefits, no action is required. For details and enrollment instructions, go to

FY 2017 Salary Program

The University of Arizona has announced a compensation investment program that will raise annual salaries for all benefits-eligible faculty, classified staff, and appointed professionals, and also elevate stipend levels for our graduate assistants and associates. Through this program, the University is demonstrating its commitment to increasing the competitiveness of our compensation and stressing the importance of recognizing the contributions of those who support the University’s success.

Watch for Affordable Care Act Subsidy Notices

We Need Your Help! In the coming weeks, some of you or your colleagues may receive notification letters from the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace regarding UA employees who have enrolled in health insurance through the Marketplace. 

It is imperative that you promptly send the Division of Human Resources a copy of these letters to prevent potentially significant IRS penalties.

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulatory Changes

Earlier this week the Department of Labor (DOL) made its long-awaited announcement of the final Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulatory changes. This message briefly summarizes the changes and describes next steps in the University’s implementation plan.

UA Resources for Expecting & New Parents Added

Check out these new web pages packed with information about family-friendly UA policies, available UA resources, useful information, and child-friendly activities on campus.