UAB Employee Wellness strives to cultivate, innovate and nurture a collaborative approach for the individual and corporate health of UAB employees with a focus on five major areas:

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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 2017, that means that employees in this category must take their personal holidays during the June 11-June 24 pay period, or they will be automatically forfeited.

The new personal holiday balance for the 2017/2018 period will be reflected on the June 25-July 8 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: uab.edu/policies.

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

If you have any questions, please contact Records Administration at 934-4408.

 

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?

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?

The Human Resources Consultants serve as the first point of contact for leadership/administration, staff and faculty in each area within UAB. They can provide assistance in some or all of the following functional areas: employment, employee relations, benefits, compensation, human resources, information systems, and training. They can assist with interpretation and implementation of Human Resource policies, procedures, laws and government regulations. 
They serve as liaisons with the various departments within Human Resources in the event their services are required.  Each division/area/school within UAB and UAB Hospital has a designated consultant.  Below are the consultants and their assigned areas:

   

UAB CAMPUS CONSULTANTS:

Sharon George 934-9470 sharonhr@uab.edu
● Occupational Health & Safety
● Building Services
● Building Alteration Services
● Campus & Ground Services
● Utilities Management
● Campus, Hospital & Elevator Maintenance
● Campus Planning
● A&E and Project Management Services
● Executive Offices within Facilities

Kathy Litzinger 934-3208 klitzinger@uab.edu 
● Office of VP for Information Technology

Tammie Collins 934-8103 tdcollin@uab.edu 
● College of Arts and Sciences
● School of Business
● School of Education
● School of Engineering
● UAB Police

Rebecca Bowen 934-3341 rebowen@uab.edu
● School of Nursing
● School of Public Health
● School of Health Professions
● School of Optometry
● School of Dentistry

Anne Graham 934-2765 grahamac@uab.edu
● President’s Office
● Office of VP for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
● Athletics
● Office of VP for Student Affairs
● Office of VP for Financial Affairs & Administration
● Honors College

Lasonjia Hoyett 975-0308 lasonjia@uab.edu
● Office of the Provost
● Office of VP for Research & Economic Development
● University Relations
● Office of VP for Development and Alumni Affairs
● Graduate School 
● Alys Stephens Center
● Business Auxiliary Services
● UAB Libraries

 

UAB HOSPITAL CONSULTANTS:

Grant Cochrane 934-0325 gcochrane@uabmc.edu
Debra Crook 975-7507 dhcrook@uabmc.edu 
Greg Erwin 934-1736 gerwin@uabmc.edu
Marshey Vincent 934-7929 mvincent@uabmc.edu

 

UAB is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.

 

 

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