Welcome to STAR!

Employees who undertake professional development and training activities report greater satisfaction with their jobs. They say they feel more engaged, more motivated, and empowered to make a positive difference in their workplaces. They discover ways to make their work faster, better, and more interesting, and they acquire new skills that can advance their careers.

To encourage A&S staff members to take advantage of these kinds of opportunities, the Dean’s Office created the STAR Incentive program. Now in its fifth year, the program awards the STAR Incentive, a small pay increase, to eligible exempt and non-exempt staff who accumulate at least 20 hours of training per year (May 1-April 30).

You can earn STAR credit for a wide range of activities, including conferences, webinars, training sessions on UA policies and systems, and HR’s work-related workshops, and you can track your accumulated hours throughout the year through the system’s online reporting feature. (See our STAR Eligibility page for details.)

Learn more about STAR by browsing this website and talking to your supervisor.

Harbor Training

February 23 @ 8:30 am
Capital Hall 2501 Classroom

Faculty, staff and graduate students have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in a Harbor training session available through the Women’s Resource Center. The purpose of Harbor is to create safe places all over campus where victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and

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Secrets of Becoming an Indispensable Assistant

March 6 @ 10:00 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

As a professional assistant, you’re expected to get things done, to handle projects and schedules and to be on target and on time—all the time. You’re the go-to person, and sometimes it feels like there’s a lot on your plate. If you want a better way to keep up with your expanding responsibilities, then this

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Microsoft Outlook Tips, Tricks, and Techniques

March 8 @ 11:00 am
Bureau of Mines 121 (eTech conference room)

Your inbox is overflowing with email. Most of us learned to use e-mail on the fly. Let this session make you comfortable with Outlook by showing you some key features that will substantially increase productivity and reduce frustration.1 STAR hour. Register for this webinar

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Harbor Training

March 28 @ 2:30 pm
Capital Hall 2501 Classroom

Faculty, staff and graduate students have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in a Harbor training session available through the Women’s Resource Center. The purpose of Harbor is to create safe places all over campus where victims of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and

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