Americans with Disabilities Act

The University of Alabama atBirmingham is committed to nondiscrimination and employment of qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and state and local laws and ordinances. An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Section 504, the ADA and the ADAAA prohibit discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability.  A qualified individual is one who can perform the essential functions of his or her job with or without a reasonable accommodation. The ADA also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with known disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is designed to assist an employee in the performance of his or her job without placing an undue hardship on The University or posing a direct threat to the employee or to other individuals.

The Office of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate employee requests for reasonable workplace accommodations. Employees should make accommodation requests by completing the Employee Accommodation Request Form and returning it to the AWARE Disability Management Program Coordinator. It is your responsibility to request an accommodation. The University may require written documentation of your limitations from an appropriate health care provider. 

If you request and are granted an accommodation, implementation of the accommodation will be handled by your department.  You must report changes in your ongoing need for accommodation.

Please contact Sherri Moultrie, AWARE Coordinator, at (205)975-9973 or with any questions.


In 2017 UAB had 1,224 employees eligible for service award recognition.
Click on the links below to see those being honored for 20 or more years of service.


Honored 20 Year Recipients

Honored 25 Year Recipients

Honored 30 Year Recipients

Honored 35 Year Recipients

Honored 40 Year Recipients

Honored 45 Year Recipients


The UAB Service Awards proudly honors those employees who have made a significant career commitment to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We appreciate your ongoing dedication to the continuing success of the University’s mission and vision.

In 2017, UAB had 1,224 employees eligible for service award recognition:

Service Award Medals 2018

View the 2017 Service Award Recipients
with 20 or more years of service.

Order gift button1The Service Award Program is designed to recognize and express appreciation to employees at each five-year milestone who have completed five or more years of service to UAB. The presentation for non-hospital employees will take place in March for those having completed the required years of service by Dec. 31 of the preceding year.

Recognition for active employees with 5, 10 & 15 years of service

To acknowledge employees who reach the 5, 10 and 15 year milestone, service pins and certificates are distributed by HR to campus departments. We encourage departments to present the pin(s) and provide recognition to recipients in a meaningful way

Recognition for active employees with 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 & 45 years of service

Employees who reach each of these increasingly impressive milestones are invited to a luncheon on behalf of UAB President Ray L. Watts. They will be presented with a service award pin and certificate recognizing their years of service and have the opportunity to select a gift of gratitude from our selection based on the number of years being recognized. The Service Award Program offers online ordering of gifts from Eagle Recognition. To access the ordering website, you must use the password provided to you in your service award packet.

Hospital Employee Service Awards

Hospital employees are presented their service awards annually in June. Awards for 5, 10 and 15 years of service are presented by employees' supervisors or department heads in their departments. Hospital employees with 20 or more years of service are honored with a luncheon and presentation of pins.


The Alabama Legislature passed Senate Bill 146 addressing nepotism in state government. This new law prohibits employees of the state from appointing or entering a personal service contract with any person related to him/her within the fourth degree of affinity (marriage) or consanguinity (blood relation) to any job or position of profit with the state or any of its agencies.

No employee shall be the immediate supervisor for or in the chain of command (i.e. participate in work-related decisions in regards to hiring, evaluation, reassignment, promotion or discipline) of an immediate family member within the fourth degree of affinity or consanguinity. Please view the family member chart for more information.

Violations may have significant consequences both within the University and at the state level.

UAB policy, Nepotism—HR Policy 123, has been revised to reflect the new requirements. Exceptions to the policy may only be granted if a position can be structured to ensure no prohibited working relationship exists among family members. Exceptions must be requested in writing to the University’s Chief Human Resources Officer using the appropriate form.


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