Office of the Vice President for Financial Affairs & Administration

​UAB Administration Building
UAB's Financial Affairs and Administration (FA&A) supports the University's education, research and patient-care mission and activities by providing the central services required by all UAB entities. FA&A conducts its business primarily through the following divisions:

Business & Auxiliary Services  Business & Auxiliary Services coordinates non-educational and general business services that contribute and relate directly to the mission, goals, and objectives of UAB. Some of these services are provided to departments and employees for a fee, and others are provided at no cost. 

Facilities  The Facilities Division provides services relating to all aspects of facility planning, construction, care, occupation, safety and maintenance.  Specific units include Building Services (housekeeping and grounds), Campus Maintenance, Utilities Management, Building Renovations & Design Services, Planning, Design and Construction, Hospital Maintenance, Occupational Health & Safety and Sustainability.
Financial Affairs  Financial Affairs is divided into six primary functions including Budget & Payroll Administration, University Purchasing, Treasury/Investments, Cost & Space Analysis, Controller (General, Equipment and Student Accounting, Grants & Contracts Accounting, Expenditure Review Services and Accounts Payable) and Financial Info Systems.
Human Resources  HR provides support to the institution and its employees through the Department of Benefits, the Child Care Center, Compensation, Development and Training, the Employee Assistance program, Employee Relations, Employment, and Temporary Services. HR is committed to supporting the mission of the University of Alabama at Birmingham by becoming the primary employer of choice for employees at all job levels who share our values of exceptional customer service, positive response to change, continuous improvement, open communication, personal and professional development, team productivity, and integrity.
Risk Management  Risk Management is responsible for identifying exposures to property and liability losses, analyzing the exposures, and determining how to prevent and/or control losses where possible and how to finance those losses that cannot be prevented.
UAB Faculty and Staff Benevolent Fund  The Benevolent Fund, founded and governed by UAB employees, recognizes the importance of giving back to our community. It benefits more than 120 charitable and health organizations; additionally, it provides valuable assistance to qualifying co-workers through the Employee Emergency Assistance Program.
UAB Educational Foundation  The UAB Educational Foundation exists for the sole purpose of supporting the University of Alabama at Birmingham in its scientific and educational mission. This support includes managing and disbursing funds, acquiring real property, and providing general operational flexibility for the benefit of the University.
UAB Police Department  The UAB Police Department is an accredited policing entity with full police powers. In cooperation with the Birmingham Police Department, the UAB Police provides the following services: protection for the UAB community, crime prevention programs, criminal investigations, law enforcement training and education and traffic control. The department also operates a security guard service, which provides an unarmed, uniformed presence in parking decks and other facilities on a routine basis.
University Compliance Office  UAB is committed to conducting its affairs in ways that promote mutual trust and public confidence. All members of the UAB community are expected to sustain the highest ethical standards in all activities and interactions and to integrate UAB values of integrity, respect, service, and collaboration into teaching, research, patient care, and business services. Renamed in 2010, the University Compliance Office manages UAB's Compliance Program, which serves as the framework for identifying areas of risk, addressing concerns, and measuring results.