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  • State Reaches Tentative Agreement with AVTECTA
    March 19, 2014, Juneau, AK – The State of Alaska’s Department of Administration has reached a tentative agreement with the Alaska Vocational Technical Center Teachers’ Association (AVTECTA) on a three-year contract covering the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. Monetary terms for the agreement must be approved by the Alaska State Legislature and the contract must be ratified by AVTECTA union membership.
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  • Don Habeger Named DOA Deputy Commissioner
    March 13, 2014, Juneau, AK – Don Habeger has been appointed by Governor Sean Parnell as the new Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Administration, filling a vacancy left by current Commissioner Curtis W. Thayer. He leaves his current post as Director of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing (CBPL) in the Department Commerce, Community and Economic Development held since July of 2010.
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  • State Reaches Tentative Agreement with PSEA
    March 12, 2014, Juneau, AK – The State of Alaska’s Department of Administration has reached a tentative agreement with the Public Safety Employees Association (PSEA) on a three-year contract covering the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. Monetary terms for the agreement must be approved by the Alaska State Legislature and the contract must be ratified by PSEA union membership.
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  • Thayer Appointed Administration Commissioner
    January 20, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today named Curtis Thayer commissioner for the Department of Administration. Thayer fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Becky Hultberg.
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  • Thayer Named Acting Commissioner of Administration
    December 11, 2013, Anchorage, AK – Governor Sean Parnell today named Curtis Thayer acting commissioner for the Department of Administration. Thayer currently serves as deputy commissioner for Administration and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Becky Hultberg.
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  • Commissioner Hultberg Resigning Post
    November 12, 2013, Anchorage, AK – Governor Sean Parnell today accepted the resignation of Department of Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg. Hultberg has served as commissioner since November 2010. Commissioner Hultberg has accepted a job in the private sector and will remain in Alaska.
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  • State Acquires Building to House Geologic Materials Center
    July 2, 2013, Anchorage, AK – The Alaska Department of Administration closed on a property with Second Berkshire Properties, LLC and acquired the Debarr Sam's Club warehouse to house the new Geological Materials Center (GMC). The facility is located at 3651 Penland Parkway in east Anchorage next to the Northway Mall.
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  • Department of Administration Announces New Health Plan Partners
    Aetna and Moda Health to Focus on High Quality, Best Value Care
    June 7, 2013, Juneau, AK - The State of Alaska Department of Administration announced today that it has selected Aetna to administer the AlaskaCare health insurance plans for PERS, TRS, JRS, and EPORS retirees and certain state employees.  Moda Health, formerly Oregon Dental Service (ODS), has been selected to administer the state’s dental plan.
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  • State Restores Critical Computer System
    May 31, 2013, Juneau, AK – The Alaska Department of Administration announced today that service problems with some State of Alaska computer systems that issue payments and warrants have been resolved. Last night, technicians were able to restore service to the systems responsible for automated payments and check processing. State agencies are working to ensure all payments are processed without any additional delays.
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  • State Activates Contingency Plans Following Computer System Outage
    May 30, 2013, Juneau, AK – A major service interruption over the weekend impacted State of Alaska computer systems, delaying the issuance of some payments and warrants and triggering the use of contingency plans.
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  • ASEA-GGU, APEA-SU and APEA-CEA Reach Tentative Agreements with State
    March 15, 2013, Juneau, AK – The State of Alaska’s Department of Administration has reached tentative agreements with the Alaska State Employees Association – General Government Unit (GGU), the Alaska Public Employees Association – Supervisory Unit (SU) and the Confidential Employees Association (CEA) on three-year contracts covering the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016 for each union.  Monetary terms for the agreements must be approved by the Alaska State Legislature and the contracts must be ratified by union membership.
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  • Extending DMV Service in Downtown Anchorage
    January 23, 2013, Anchorage, Alaska – To better serve its customers, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) downtown office, located at 517 West 7th Avenue on the bottom floor of the Linny Pacillo parking garage, will now be providing service on Mondays effective February 4, 2013.
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  • Amy Erickson Announced New Director of Alaska DMV
    January 02, 2013, Juneau, Alaska - Amy Erickson has been selected to fill the position of Director at the Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) after outgoing Director Whitney Brewster accepted a position with the Texas DMV in July 2012.
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  • Division of Motor Vehicles Makes Improvements to Saturday Service in Anchorage
    April 26, 2012, Anchorage, Alaska – To better serve customers on Saturdays, DMV will be changing the hours of operation at two of its Anchorage offices effective May 5, 2012.
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  • Department of Administration finds renovation of Douglas Island Office Building cost-effective
    October 14, 2011, Juneau, Alaska -- Following a review of state office space in Juneau, the Department of Administration has found that renovation of the Douglas Island Office Building is cost-effective.
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