Personal Holidays

Use or Lose Your 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 2014, that means that employees in this category must take their personal holidays during the June 1-14 pay period – or they will be forfeited automatically.

The new personal holiday balance for the 2014/2015 period will be reflected on the June 15–June 28 pay period deposit statement.

Personal holidays must be taken prior to notice of termination; they will not be paid as terminal leave or during the period of notice.

A copy of the full holiday policy can be found in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library (HR policy 302) at: www.uab.edu/policies

The policy for monthly paid employees and hospital employees remains unchanged.

If you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Office at 934-3458.

Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA)

As of August 1, 2013, the maximum time allowed for any family medical leave of absence request (employee or family related) will be 12 work weeks, consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act.

 

Why are benefit changes necessary?

Vacation Days, Accruals and Terminal Pay


Faculty Appointed on a Nine Month Basis

  • Beginning July 1, 2013, three additional days will be added to personal holiday time for a total of six days per year. Personal days will not carry over, consistent with our current policy. 
  • Beginning August 1, 2013, vacation days for nine month faculty will be replaced by paid time off days during certain periods when classes are not in session and other department obligations are satisfied.
  • Beginning August 1, 2013, no new vacation days will accrue to a subsequent year.
  • Nine month faculty working in the summer of 2013 will be allowed to accumulate vacation, then no vacation will be accrued, for any further summer work, after August 1, 2013. 
  • All current faculty with accrued vacation days will be grandfathered and allowed to maintain and use their existing bank of vacation days until such a bank is fully used or terminal vacation (final pay-out) paid (note changes to terminal pay policies): 
  • The maximum terminal vacation days that will be paid will be reduced over time as follows:
    • Through December 31, 2014 there will be no change – 44 days maximum will be paid
    • Effective January 1, 2015 – 33 days maximum will be paid
    • Effective January 1, 2016 – 22 days maximum will be paid
    • Days in excess of maximum vacation can still roll into sick time and receive current TRS value. 
    • No changes are being made to sick leave policy or campus designated holidays.

      All Employees (Nine and Twelve Month Faculty and Staff)
      • Maximum accumulation of vacation days remains unchanged (see current policy).
      • The maximum terminal vacation days that will be paid will be reduced over time as follows:
        • Through December 31, 2014 there will be no change – 44 days maximum will be paid
        • Effective January 1, 2015 – 33 days maximum will be paid
        • Effective January 1, 2016 – 22 days maximum will be paid
        • Days in excess of maximum vacation can still roll into sick time and receive current TRS value. 

           

          Why are benefit changes necessary?

          Summary of Benefit Changes

           Important benefit information for UAB faculty and staff:

          Educational Assistance - For all academic terms beginning after January 1, 2015

          Family Medical Leave of Absence (FMLA) and Vacation Days, Accruals and Terminal Pay

           

          Employees should direct questions regarding the policy changes to UAB Benefits:

          Phone: 205-934-3458
          Email: benefits@uab.edu

          My Health Rewards

          MyHealthRewards-logoBuilding a healthier UAB starts with YOU!
          Beginning in 2015, as a part of our ongoing efforts to improve the health of our faculty and staff, UAB is pleased to offer this new health screening initiative designed to improve overall employee health risk and reward faculty and staff based on improved or maintained health risk levels. 

          Blazer Fun Run 2014

          Web Fun Run
          9 a.m. Saturday, September 20
          UAB Dowdy Field
          Online registration is now closed! You may register on-site for this event on Saturday, September 20th from 7:30 - 8:30 am at the Bell Building Parking Lot / Dowdy Field located at 1220 University Boulevard.

          Walk, jog, or run the 2-mile course weaving through UAB Athletics, Railroad Park, UAB Medical District and UAB Academic Corridor.  Join us for the “Post Walk Party” at Dowdy Field with a live band, food trucks, inflatables, clowns, hula hoops, giveaways and so much more!

          Vision Screenings

          eye-examUAB School of Optometry Community Eye Care Department has partnered with UAB Wellness to offer vision screenings across the UAB Campus and UAB Medicine facilities. The screening will check vision acuity (distance and near vision), peripheral vision – non central points of vision, tonometry- pressure inside the eye, color vision, ophthalmoscopy (allows doctor to see inside the back of the eye.), and slit lamp-3-D view of different parts of the eye. No appointments necessary. Click here to view the full screening schedule.


          New Weight Loss Medicine clinic opens in UAB Highlands

          weight-loss-medicineThe physician-led program offers tailored diet plans, behavioral modification, weekly classes, exercise planning and weight-loss surgery.

          To learn more about the program or to request an appointment, call 205.934.7053 or visit the UAB Medicine Weight Loss website.


          Tobacco Cessation

          Learn about the many tools and programs available for UAB faculty and staff to help you quit tobacco and stay quit. Remember, there is no one right way to quit -- do whatever works for you. Here are details for 3 resources to help UAB faculty, staff, and our families kick the habit: Telephonic and Online Counseling, Tobacco Cessation Counseling, and Tobacco Cessation Benefits.

          Visit the Campus Rec Center with a free trial or day pass

          Interested in a membership, but want to try out the facility first? All UAB Employees are eligible for a one week trial of the Rec Center. Present this flyer to redeem. Offer valid one time only! In addition, employees can purchase daily guest passes for $10/day. Guest passes allow employees to use the facility as often as they want without a monthly charge. Contact membership services at recmembership@uab.edu or 996-5038 with any questions.


           

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