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As a federal contractor and an employer dedicated to equal opportunity, UAB is committed to ensuring that our workplace is inclusive and diverse.  Everybody Counts Every Day is the basis for our Diversity and Inclusiveness shared value and our desire to reinforce the importance of a welcoming and sustaining work environment.    

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is required to monitor and periodically report to the government the number of employees who have a disability or are protected veterans and self-identification data helps us pinpoint opportunities for future diversity and inclusion efforts.  If you are an individual with a disability, disabled veteran, or other protected veteran, please inform us by completing the appropriate form. You may complete the forms now or at any time during your employment with UAB. Submission of this information is voluntary, and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. This information is kept strictly confidential and used only in compliance with federal reporting and record-keeping requirements. 

Voluntary Self-Identify Forms:

For information about the UAB AWARE Program or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the UAB AWARE Coordinator via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.uab.edu/aware.

For information about Disability Support Services for students, visit https://www.uab.edu/students/disability/.

For additional information about the UAB's Affirmative Action Program, call 205-975-8258 or click here.


See more testimonials below:

Catherine Egeland, a registered nurse at UAB Hospital who is deaf, shares how self-identification has helped her receive the accommodations she needed to be successful in her role.


Dan Carlson, senior associate athletic director, shares how self-identification has helped ensure that "what's going to work best for me is in place."



Michael S. Fitts, MLIS, assistant dean for User Access & Diversity for UAB Libraries, explains how sharing your self-identification story might help others. 


Tommy Reese, communications manager for the UAB Police Department, shares how self-identification has been the key to his success at UAB. 


Jessica Zeller, Planning Director, Health Systems Facilities at UAB Hospital, and a Navy veteran, shares how self-identification has given her a greater sense of community at UAB. 

Gonzalo Ruiz and Kasey Whilding, both Veterans and Compensation Analysts, share how self-identification has strengthened their working relationship and explain how they work together to help other Veterans at UAB.


UAB employees who took the chance to self-identify share how doing so has improved their work environment and strengthened work relationships. At UAB, everybody counts every day. 

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