UAB Policies and Procedures Library

The UAB Policies and Procedures Library is a repository of all current university-wide policies and associated procedures. Find the information you need by browsing the collection using the title index, keyword index, or unit index. You may also locate documents by using the advanced search engine for full text search.
Although the policies contained herein are intended to reflect current rules and policies of the University, users are cautioned that changes or additions may have become effective since the publication of this material. In the event of a conflict, current statements of Board policy contained in the Bylaws, Rules, official minutes, and other pronouncements of the Board or Chancellor, or superseding law, shall prevail.

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  • Policies and procedures affecting UAB students and faculty, including Faculty Handbook policies, benefits, opportunities, requirements and other student and faculty-related issues.
  • Administration
    Policies that are of a general administrative or operational nature.
  • UAB Business Services
    Policies related to non-education and general business services provided for the university.
  • Policies, procedures and guidelines related to University accounting, procurement, purchasing, and other financial matters. See also UAB Financial Affairs Website for additional information, procedures and guidelines.
  • Policies detailing benefits, opportunities, and other issues that affect University employees.
  • Information Technology
    Policies related to UAB’s data systems, networks, the University Web and various technical regulations.
  • Research
    Policies, procedures, and guidelines related to UAB research, research environments, and corresponding requirements and regulations.

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  • This policy sets forth the framework under which UAB purchases may be made using purchasing cards.
  • All purchases made with a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Purchasing Card (P-Card) must comply with these procedures.
  • This policy gives an overview of the background investigations conducted for candidates selected for hire by the university and hospital.
  • UAB computer and network devices may only be used for work related to the university or for other approved activities. If these resources are used for destructive, disruptive or illegal activities, the right to use these resources may be revoked.
  • This policy addresses attendance requirements for University employees and employees of UAB Hospital and The Kirklin Clinic at UAB Hospital. It also describes the steps of corrective action for policy violations.
  • This policy governs the way in which University employees are authorized to access and interact with sensitive and restricted/PHI institutional data (as categorized by UAB's Data Classification Rule). This policy complements recently revised and developed IT security policies and rules, including the Data Protection and Security Poilcy, Data Classification Rule, and Data Protection Rule.
  • This policy establishes guidelines for implementing patient rights related to health information by UAB/UAB Health System Covered Entities, in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and Alabama state law.
  • This policy sets forth rules for the use of email and internet so that such activity does not negatively impact the confidentiality, availability, integrity, and reputation of UAB and UAB Health System and their assets and supports applicable federal and state laws.
  • This policy establishes the coordination of UAB's response to information security and privacy incidents to enable quicker remediation, information gathering, and reporting of infrastructure-affecting HIPAA security- and privacy-related events.
  • A shift differential is paid to compensate nonexempt employees for working during evening and night hours. This procedure describes how the shift differential is defined for specific entities (hospital or university) here at UAB.
  • All UAB non-academic UAB employees (exempt and non-exempt) will undergo a six-month probationary period upon commencement of employment. This policy provides information regarding the period including access to benefits and performance reviews.
  • This policy balances support for alternative modes of transportation with safety and accessibility.
  • This policy details the specifications for UAB employees securing outside employment and participating in other external activities. Faculty are directed to reference the "External and Internal Activities" section of the Faculty Handbook.
  • Data (electronic) created at UAB must be protected and maintained in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws and university policies.
  • Under certain circumstances, a UAB or UAB Medicine employee may voluntarily donate and/or receive accrued sick time under a sick time donation plan as described in this policy.
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