Due to increased needs, the EAF will be asking that applicants exhaust all funds available before applying for EAF.
This includes: liquid savings, sick leave, vacation accrual, comp time, PTO and EIL.
Please reach out to your applicable union representatives, to determine what special arrangements may be available.
Non-union employees should reach out to their leadership for pay/leave options.
In addition, the AAG Credit Union is offering 90-day, interest free loans to employees.
Please contact them at email@example.com for more information.
Applications for assistance are accepted from current, active employees
as well employees who are on a paid or unpaid leave.
We are not able to provide assistance to employees who are on furlough
or have otherwise separated from the company.
JOIN US ON THE BOARD OF THE EAF
Are you looking for a way to give back to Alaska and your fellow employees? We have the perfect opportunity for you! The Employee Assistance Fund for Alaska Airlines (the EAF) is in search of new members for its Board of Directors. If you are seeking a volunteer opportunity ,and consider your coworkers as friends and part of your community, then the EAF wants YOU. As a member of the Board, you will work directly with employees facing times of considerable hardship, such as those dealing with serious illness, a catastrophic event, or other emergency situations. Your job is to connect with your assigned applicant to learn about their situation and present your case to the rest of the Board. We help approved cases pay their household bills and expenses while they can focus on getting healthy and back to a normal life. The EAF is a last financial resort for these employees. The work is challenging but rewarding. The position requires 4-6 hours of your time per month, plus attendance at monthly meetings and participation in EAF fundraising events such as our golf tournament or auction. For more information, visit the EAF webpage at www.alaskaeaf.com. If you are interested, send a short email to: David.Petronic@alaskaeaf.com by April 3 rd 2020. Let us know how you heard about the position. Thank you!
SUMMER ONLINE AUCTION: JULY 24- AUG 8
The auction is currently accepting donations, please use this form and comail items to: EAF Auction SEAEA
or drop off at Alaska Air Group Credit Union M-F 9-5 (19530 International Blvd S, Suite #108, Seatac, WA 98188).
If your comail is going on an aircraft, contact Sundi Rees at firstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
The Employee Assistance Fund was conceived in 1992 by Alaska Airlines Captain Al Brunelle. Al wanted to help fellow employees who may be suffering financial hardship due to a major medical or catastrophic event.
The Fund is not a part of the Alaska Airlines company or Air Group. It is a separate, non-profit organization made up of employees who volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors, representing all divisions of Alaska Airlines.
The goal is for every Alaska Airlines employee to donate $5 per paycheck. All donations further the purposes of the Employee Assistance Fund in its programs and operations to assist Alaska Airlines employees. The EAF is a 501(c)3, charitable organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
All employees are eligible to apply, whether or not they donate to the EAF. Applications are strictly confidential. Assistance granted is a gift, not a loan and is not required to be repaid.
Last year, about 25 percent of employees gave to the EAF through payroll deduction, which was used to help employees pay their mortgages, COBRA insurance, car payments and insurance, and medical and grocery bills while they recovered from injury or illness.
Besides payroll deductions, we have several fundraising events: EAF Online Spring and Fall Auctions, the Golf Tournament in Jul, and the Spring Online Sale in May. Many employees have also undertaken their own projects to raise money for the EAF, such as a piñata auction, charity hikes/swims/runs, book/bake sale, and pilot design study cards, to name a few; with all proceeds going directly to the EAF!