Personal Holidays

Use or Lose Your Personal Holidays:

UAB’s policy on personal holidays requires non-hospital bi-weekly-paid full-time regular employees to take any unused personal holidays by the last biweekly pay period with a June pay date. 

For 2015, that means that employees in this category must take their personal holidays during the May 31-June 13 pay period – or they will be forfeited automatically.

The new personal holiday balance for the 2015/2016 period will be reflected on the June 14–June 27 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

As a result of rising state retirement and healthcare costs as well as uncertainties regarding state and federal budgets, UAB made changes to certain employee benefits.  Those changes were announced in May 2013 and were to be phased in over a two year period.

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

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Register for My Health Rewards today and participate for a chance to win prizes! 

UAB Employee Wellness is excited to be rolling out the new My Health Rewards program for all benefit-eligible UAB employees — a program that rewards YOU for healthy behaviors.

This self-reporting system enables you to earn points and be entered into a sweepstakes when you participate in activities such as exercise, preventive screenings, and fitness events and on-line wellness education.

Summer 5 in 5 Challenge

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Participate in the 5 – week program that focuses on weight loss, blood pressure, tobacco cessation, physical activity and nutrition.

The Farm Stand is Back!

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The Circulation Network

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