Negotiating Team has reached a tentative agreement for the contract period
July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021. Informational packets and ballots have
been sent to the union members. Ballots are due by
the close of business on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Nominations Open for SU State
Nominations may be made by telephone, email or
other correspondence to Pete Ford, Business Manager, APEA/AFT, 211 Fourth
Street, # 306, Juneau AK 99801 (tele: 907-586-2334; fax 907-463-4980) or
accordance with Article V, Section 1 and Article VI, Section 5 of the SU
Constitution, the SU President and SU Secretary-Treasurer may not be members
of the same SU (regional) Chapter. The SU President is a member of the
Southeast SU Chapter, therefore, the SU Secretary-Treasurer must be a member
of either the Southcentral or the Northern SU Chapter.
Nominations shall be open until close of business
Friday, May 25, 2018.
For more information see the
"Opening of Nominations for SU State Secretary-Treasurer" email that was
sent to the membership on April 25, 2017.
Online Courses Available
Rapid Learning Institute short online courses available
now on LearnAlaska for all State Employees. Each online module is approximately
five to thirteen minutes in
length and comes with supporting materials that you can use individually or as a
team. To access the courses just login
to LearnAlaska and
search for “Rapid” to find all the Rapid Learning Institute courses.
For more information go to =>Training
How to Find Your Legislator
If you have questions about your district or legislator, contact your local or
regional Legislative Information Office (LIO) for more information.
See legislators by district.
Flu shots are covered, but are considered preventative
service - under the medical plan, not the pharmacy plan. This means if you get
them at your doc’s office, they are a covered service. Getting them at the
pharmacy did not used to be a way to get them covered and paid for on the spot.
Great news! Pharmacies - in limited locations - have a special contract that
allows them to direct bill AETNA and our medical plan.
If you already got a flu shot one of the other pharmacies that does
not yet have an agreement with the State and AETNA, you may send the receipt in
for reimbursement to AETNA under your medical plan.
If you have not yet received your flu shot, you may get them at the following
pharmacies in Alaska:
- Walgreens Pharmacy (the only pharmacy which can provide the high dose and
- Target Pharmacy
- Carr’s Pharmacy
The FluMist vaccine (nasal spray) is approved for members age 2 to 49 and is
also considered a preventive service. Anyone outside of that age group would be
considered experimental and not covered.
AlaskaCare provides a variety of Employee Health Plan Wellness programs and