Frequently Asked Questions
Answered on this FAQ page:
- I have special needs, can you accommodate me?
- Why am I am unable to register for a seminar?
- What if I need to make changes to my registration?
- Why do I need to register for a seminar?
- Which seminars apply to me?
- Do SOA employees have to take leave to attend a seminar?
Answered on another page:
- How do I register for a seminar?
- Where can I park for my Anchorage seminar?
- How do I find out what Tier or retirement plan I'm in?
The State of Alaska, Department of Administration complies with the Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids, services, or special modifications to participate in these seminars should contact us at (907) 465-4460 (TDD 465-2805) or by email as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements.
Register to reserve your seminar seat
Due to limited seating, registration for all seminars is required.
Is our seminar registration online application giving you problems? Perhaps it's not accepting your registration or not confirming your registration. For these and other problems you may contact our staff by phone at (907) 465-4460 or by email.
What if I need to make changes to my registration?
You can make changes to your registration from your confirmation email or contact us at (907) 465-4460 or by email.
Which seminars apply to me?
Do SOA employees have to take leave to attend a seminar?
Questions have arisen about whether attendance at Retirement and Benefits seminars constitute work time. This memorandum is to clarify this matter.
If an employee attends a Retirement & Benefits sponsored seminar during his/her regularly scheduled work day, the time is counted as work time. Approval to be away from the work site must be secured from the supervisor in advance. If the seminar is offered outside the employee’s regularly scheduled work day it will not be counted as work time and is not compensable time. Time spent traveling to or from seminars is not counted as time worked and leave slips must be submitted for travel time.
If there is any question about whether or not a State sponsored event is work time, please contact your Human Resource Service Center for assistance.