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HR Updates

  • Annual Security & Fire Safety Report for 2017 is available online

    The 2017 UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is now available online. To access it, you can go to the UAB Police Department website at and click on “Read the 2017 UAB Annual Security & Fire Safety (Clery) Report,” or click here to...

  • Update to HR Policy 204 on University shift differentials

    In alignment with best practice in shift differentials, UAB Human Resources has revised HR Policy 204 and Section 5.2 of the “You and UAB Handbook” for eligible nonexempt employees who work evenings and nights. The standard evening shift now begins...

  • Use or lose personal holidays

    UAB’s policy on personal holidays requires non-hospital biweekly-paid full-time regular employees to take any unused personal holidays by the last biweekly pay period with a June pay date. For 2017, that means that employees in this category must...

  • New I-9 form required by Jan. 22, 2017

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Form I-9 effective Nov. 14, 2016. The revised Form I-9 must be used for all new hires/rehires no later than Jan. 22, 2017. Please begin using the revised Form I-9 for all campus...

  • Benefit updates: 1095-C form, Truth in Salary & Total Compensation Statements

    In addition to the tax documents you normally receive from UAB, all employees who meet eligibility for health insurance as defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will receive a 1095-C form. Do not throw the 1095 form(s) away.  They are needed for your...

  • Update to HR Policy 634

    HR Policy 634, Alcohol and Drug Testing for Reasonable Cause, has been revised effective Feb. 1, 2017.  The revision reflects changes in UAB practice to include procedures and collection sites. To view the updated policy in its entirety, visit the...

  • Sick Time Donation Pool - Initial Phase

    In late 2016, the UAB Employee Benefits Committee approved the expansion of the Sick Time Donation Policy to provide a source of paid leave for employees who have exhausted available accrued benefit time as a result of significant illness or injury to...

Employee of the Month & Year

Employee of the Month

Mattie Lowery-Poole
Employee of the Month
September 2017

Employee of the Year

JoeAnn Kennedy
Employee of the Year

The UAB Manager's Recruitment Toolbox is designed to serve as a resource for hiring managers to assist with the steps involved in recruiting for and filling positions at UAB.

How to Request a New Employee (Full-Time or Part-Time)

To request a new employee for full-time or part-time work or someone to backfill a departing employee, UAB has an established process that should be followed. The process begins with the PAR/CRF form, which provides UAB Compensation and UAB Recruitment Services with the essential information and approvals from your department to help us facilitate your search.


How To Request A Temporary Employee

When it comes to providing qualified temporary staff, UAB Recruitment Services—through its Temporary Services unit--can do much more than fill your immediate need, we can save you time and money.  To request a temporary resource, please complete a Temporary Employee PAR/CRF form:

Instructions on how to use the PAR/CRF form can be found here.

Cost Savings - How Temporary Services Benefits You

Why use UAB Temporary Services for your needs? The use of outside temporary employment agencies is discouraged, as UAB may be held accountable for the conduct of outside agencies, and private agencies are much more expensive to utilize. UAB Temporary Services charges a much lower rate than that of outside agencies. Should you decide to hire a Temporary Services employee for a full-time position, there is no conversion fee, which outside firms would normally charge. All applicants undergo a comprehensive initial screening, which includes an extensive criminal history investigation, verification of education and previous work history, and a review of motor vehicle records where necessary.

Departments that are assigned temporary employees are charged the employee’s base salary plus a percentage to cover administrative costs. The department’s budget is automatically billed. No requisitions for payment are required.

For more detailed information regarding the use of Temporary Services, please contact the UAB Temporary Service Office within UAB Recruitment Services at 934-4030.

OIG Checks

For all positions at UAB, an OIG background check is required. For 01/02/03/04 status hires, UAB Recruitment Services will run this check. To receive the request form for this search, please contact us at for more information. 


02 Temporary FT and 04 Irregular

Effective Sept 18, 2017, all staff 04 and 02 status department direct hires must follow the steps below to ensure proper I-9 and e-Verify processing:

  1. Submit PAR.
  2. Select Temporary Employee under Position Authorization Request.
  3. Select Department Fast Track.
  4. Complete and submit form.
  5. Once PAR is submitted, the hiring process will proceed per the chart below.


Please contact Ben Carr at with any questions.


Search Firm Guidelines

The goal of a successful search is to recruit the most qualified and diverse applicant pool available in order to select the best candidate to become a member of the UAB community. This guide has been created as a resource to assist departments when it is determined that the services of a search firm will be needed. 

View the Search Firm Guidelines

⇨ For additional resources to assist during the UAB recruitment process, visit the Manager's Toolkit Recuiting Employees page.