Parental leave policy moving through final reviews
When implemented July 1, UAB’s new policy will make it a leader among U.S. employers providing paid, gender-neutral leave.Visit marks the expansion of international recruitmentNearly 100 recruiters and educational counselors from 29 countries will visit campus April 17-20 to learn about UAB as a possible destination for students in their home countries who want to study abroad.McMahon to share vision for the Graduate SchoolLori McMahon, dean of the Graduate School, will discuss initiatives and opportunities to sustain excellence and expand recruitment of highly qualified students.
UAB employee co-pays unaffected by changes in BCBS tier-based reimbursementUAB Hospital’s change in tier ranking does not reflect any decrease in the quality of care provided or level of patient satisfaction.President to host town hall meeting March 30Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend 4:30-5:30 p.m. March 30 in the Hill Student Center Alumni Auditorium.Nominations open for undergraduate faculty excellence awardsAnyone may make a nomination and all UAB faculty are eligible. The deadline is March 28.Fundraising, gift-acceptance guidelines revisedThe updates reflect best practices, business needs and processes as they have evolved since the policy was adopted in 2001.Students give UAB high marks for instruction, support and serviceUndergraduate students participated in a nationally benchmarked survey that measures student satisfaction with the qualities students feel are most important.UAB creates team to assess and manage behavioral threatsA new process will better enable UAB to identify and respond to alarming behaviors or imminent threats posed by a student, employee or visitor.UAB launches Office of Global EngagementThe new office, part of UAB's strategic plans to support and promote global activities, will help align international activities and ensure direct access to campus resources for UAB employees and staff.Complete the child-care survey to help assess needsA committee to review UAB's child-care program and provide recommendations is conducting a brief survey of employees at UAB, UAB Hospital, Health Services Foundation, Health System, Callahan Eye Hospital and VIVA.Be alert to scammers and spammersIn recent years, UAB students and employees have been targets of a phone and email scams, some of which include threats. Do not provide money or information, but instead report the contact to UAB Police or your support information technology group, AskIT or HSIS Helpdesk.UAB to raise minimum wage for its hourly employeesUAB and UAB Medicine will raise the minimum wage for employees to $11 per hour — more than 50 percent higher than the federal minimum of $7.25.UAB explores options for expanding child-care programUAB has appointed a committee to review its child-care program and provide recommendations and options for expanding facilities and services.Surplus auction to be held Feb. 22The warehouse will close Feb. 12 to prepare for the auction. It will reopen March 1.UAB produces promotional video in celebration of growing momentumThe Office of University Relations captured the essence of the momentum and excitement across the UAB campus in an institutional pride video highlighting each area of the comprehensive university’s multifaceted mission.Hoverboards prohibited on UAB campusUAB is prohibiting the use, storage and charging of all hands-free, self-balancing scooters because of safety concerns, effective immediately. Read the full notice online.Open forum set to discuss new Staff Council in new yearA working group will present an overview, describe the election process, propose timelines and provide an opportunity for employees to ask questions about the UAB Staff Council during an open forum Jan. 6, 2016, in Hill Student Center Theatre.OHS reorganizes along two unit linesOccupational Health and Safety department has a new reporting structure, but its daily operations and integration is unchanged.Nominations open for Woolfolk community service awardHelp honor faculty who have rendered outstanding service in the Birmingham community in education, economic development, health-care delivery, arts, social services, human rights and urban and public affairs. Submit a nomination by Feb. 3. Details online.
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