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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

          HR Consultants - Campus & Hospital

          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:

            hr consultants

          UAB CAMPUS CONSULTANTS:

          Sharon Davis 975-7507 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          ● College of Arts & Sciences
          ● School of Education
          ● School of Business
          ● School of Engineering

          Sharon George 996-7587 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Schools of:
          ● Nursing
          ● Public Health
          ● Health Professions
          ● Optometry
          ● Dentistry

          Anne Graham 934-3471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          ● School of Medicine

          Roland Harris 934-3341 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          ● UAB Police
          ● Occupational Health & Safety
          ● Building Services
          ● Business Auxiliary Services
          ● Building Alteration Services
          ● Campus & Ground Services
          ● Utilities Management

          Tammy Fincher 975-0308  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          ● President’s Office
          ● Office of the Provost
          ● Office of VP for Equity & Diversity
          ● Office of VP for Financial Affairs and Administration
          ● Office of Associate VP for Financial Affairs
          ● Office of VP for Information Technology

          Doug Royal 934-2765 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          ● Athletics
          ● Office of VP for Research & Economic Development
          ● Campus, Hospital & Elevator Maintenance
          ● Campus Planning
          ● A&E and Project Management Services
          ● Executive Offices within Facilities

          Anita Bonasera 934-3848 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          ● Office of VP for Development, Alumni & External Relations

           

          UAB HOSPITAL CONSULTANTS:

          Grant Cochrane 934-0325 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Tammie Collins 934-8103 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Greg Erwin 934-1736 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
          Audrey McClinton 930-7102 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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