NANA offices in Kotzebue, NANA-region villages and Anchorage will be closed the week of Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29.
During this time, a small number of employees will be on staff to support operations, and shareholders can request medical and burial assistance from shareholder relations by calling (907) 442-3301 or (800) 478-3301 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weeklong closure is a proactive cost-reduction measure to protect NANA’s finances and preserve shareholder interests. Although NANA’s current financial standing remains healthy, we recognize that NANA may need cash savings in the future given the potential economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, low zinc prices, the historic low price of oil and world economic trends.
During the office closure, the vast majority of NANA employees will use their earned paid time off (PTO) or leave without pay – actions that lead to significant cost savings for NANA. This decision was informed by one goal: to reduce expenses in ways that have the least amount of impact on shareholders, employees and clients.
In the meantime, NANA is planning a soft, phased reopening, to begin Monday, May 18, after NANA offices were closed to the public due to “hunker down” mandates and concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to safely working together in the coming weeks and building upon the milestones already achieved this year.