File annual ethics report by April 30
The State of Alabama Ethics Commission requires UAB employees who meet a certain salary threshold, or whose job includes management of state funds in certain capacities, to complete an annual Statement of Economic Interests form. As a reminder, the salary threshold is now $75,000, and supervisors now are required to file. Find more information at www.uab.edu/ethicsrequirement.
As required by law, the UAB Office of Human Resources has identified specific employees both internally and to the Commission as meeting one or more of the above criteria in 2013. Specific employees who are required to file the report received an email on February 28 with the subject: State of Alabama Ethics Commission Filing for 2014.
New HR Resources Available
UAB retirees may benefit from the new Retiree Resources Program, a program providing information on temporary assignment opportunities at UAB, volunteer opportunities, retiree organizations and groups, and more. The Retiree Resources Program is available to UAB retirees only.
Additionally, hiring managers may now utilize the newly added Search Firm Guidelines, a resource for those hiring senior staff members and considering the assistance of a search firm. The Search Firm Guidelines include step-by-step checklists and search firm resource documents.
Changes to Educational Assistance Benefits - Effective after January 1, 2015
Important information has been posted for UAB faculty and staff regarding the UAB Educational Assistance Program. View changes to the UAB Educational Assistance Program for all academic terms beginning after Jan. 1, 2015.
Employees should direct questions regarding the policy changes to UAB Benefits:
Designated holidays for 2014 announced
A schedule of the eight designated holidays for the year has been posted. The next designated holiday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. Information on employee benefits online.
Regular full-time employees receive eight designated holidays and three personal holidays.
Due to special requirements of the Hospital, UAB Police Department, and UAB Call Center employees, the holiday policy is somewhat different from the regular full time employees. Instead of eight designated and three personal holidays, Hospital, UAB Police Department, and UAB Call Center employees receive 11 personal holidays. Part-time regular employees accrue holidays on a prorated basis. These holidays may be scheduled at any time during the year with the supervisor’s approval.