In a report to the Faculty Senate at its Aug. 10 meeting, President Carol Garrison announced the launch of the one-stop repository for all current universitywide policies and associated procedures/guidelines. The library offers reference abstracts and a fully integrated and user-friendly search engine that locates documents by title, keyword, unit, or full text.The library was developed as a result of a directive from Garrison and Provost Eli Capilouto in response to a request from the Faculty Senate to provide an electronic policy library for the UAB community. It may be easily accessed from the UAB main page from the pull-down menu under the Faculty & Staff heading, as well as from the QuickLinks menus on the Current Students and Faculty & Staff landing pages. Access is also available from BlazerNET on three tabs: Faculty Resources, Employee Resources and Student Resources.
The P&P Library will be the official source for universitywide policies from the Policy Reference Manual and other UAB policies, procedures, and guidelines maintained by administrative units such as Financial Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology, Office of the Provost, Planning & Analysis, Research, and Student Affairs.
With full support and cooperation of these units and the Faculty Senate, the P&P Library also will provide a searchable Faculty Handbook in easy-to-use HTML format.
The main library page will feature a "What's New?" section with updated and new policies, FAQs and links to other relevant documents such as handbooks. Oversight of the new library will be managed by the University Compliance Office. Questions about the P&P Library should be directed to that office at 934-9564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.