Changes to terminal pay policy effective Jan. 1As a result of rising state retirement and health-care costs and uncertainties regarding state and federal budgets, UAB announced changes to certain employee benefits in May 2013 to be phased in over a two-year period. Effective Jan. 1, 2015,No Blazer Express bus service during holiday breakThe parking gates will be raised at the Sixth Avenue Parking Deck Nov. 27-28 to accommodate employees who normally park in remote lots and ride the bus.UAB is open for crowdfundingUAB is launching a new platform, Crowdfunding at UAB, that will enable project creators to generate support from those with a desire to give directly to their project. Anyone with a solution to a genuine need or problem can apply to be included. The first three projects are online to see.Know your Alabama ethics law before accepting gifts from UAB vendorsAlabama law restricts items that UAB employees may receive from vendors. Before you accept a personal gift from a business partner, determine whether it is allowed by state ethics law and follow the school or unit policy on receipt of gifts.UAB restricts travel to countries with Ebola outbreaks, implements new proceduresNew procedures have been implemented affecting travel to and from the affected areas — currently identified as Sierra Leone, Guinea or Liberia.Find UAB's news on YouTubeThank a veteranWrite a thank-you note, share a story or express your gratitude online at www.uab.edu/veteranresources — or read what others have written for those who have served. You'll also find links to information, forms and resources for employees who are veterans and information for veterans applying for jobs at UAB.Warehouse to close Nov. 24 to prepare for auctionThe University Stores Warehouse will be closed to the campus Nov. 24 in preparation for a public auction.UAB Medicine announces results of strategic review and planningAfter several months of careful review and planning made necessary by a rapidly changing health care landscape, UAB Medicine launched Foundation for the Future, an initiative dedicated to strengthen and reposition UAB Medicine to remain operationally and financially stable.Watts delivers State of the University addressNew mixed-methods research network formingA kick-off meeting will be held 12:30 p.m. Oct. 29 for a new network of investigators and staff with interest and/or experience in qualitative and mixed-methods research.
Open enrollment ended, new elections effective Jan. 1, 2015Annual open enrollment for medical, dental, vision and flexible-spending accounts for all UAB benefit-eligible employees ended Oct. 20. All new elections will be effective Jan. 1, 2015. Premiums for 2015 medical, dental, vision and new FSA deductions will be reflected in your January paycheck.Becker’s lists UAB among top hospitals, places to workBecker’s Hospital Review names UAB Hospital as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America” and UAB Medicine as “One of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” in its latest edition.
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Centers closed, merged as part of alignment, streamliningIdle centers in the schools of Business, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and the College of Arts and Sciences were closed and several that essentially have been absorbed by other centers officially were merged into those operations following approval by the trustees.Salary phishing scam reported on campusBeware of a possible email phishing scam with the subject line: “Your Next Salary Notification.” Learn to identify bogus requests for action or information and report suspected spam to AskIT.Annual campus security and fire safety report is onlineThe 2014 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available at www.uab.edu/police or you can download a PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649.
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US News ranks UAB among its “up-and-coming” schoolsUAB is among those most cited by college presidents, provosts and admissions deans for making promising, innovative changes across the board in the magazine’s annual “Best Colleges” edition.UAB establishes new authorship policy
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A new authorship policy establishes standards for employees and students who author academic, scholarly or research publications. See UAB Policies & Procedures Library for the full text and related resources.Protect yourself against infectious disease, here and abroad
Resources are available to help keep UAB employees safe while traveling outside the United States.UAB Police cited for excellence during reaccreditation
The award of excellence acknowledges the department’s commitment to providing the highest quality services to the campus community.