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Learning the "UAB Language"

As a new manager from inside or outside UAB, the terms, acronyms and definitions you'll hear on the job can get confusing. The resources below are designed to help you understand the language of UAB managers.

The Administrative Systems Website

When you go to, you will see a variety of buttons that lead to different systems you may need to use. Use this PDF to help you determine which ones you may need. 

Recruiting and the PAR/CRF Request Form

Whether you are recruiting a person for a new or vacant position, you will be using the PAR/CRF request form. Use this PDF to help with the terminology. 

What does being a manager really mean?

At UAB, it means, among other things, to proactively grow and develop your team. Managers are responsible to provide employees with new and advanced knowledge, skills, and experiences in order to be successful both now and in the future. 

LinkedIn Learning and You

UAB provides free access to benefit-eligible employees and the employees of VIVA Health, UABHSF, UABHS, and Callahan Eye Hospital. With several thousand videos, LinkedIn Learning can increase your knowledge and skills in addition to Learning & Development's learning opportunities.

Employees and Assignment Categories

All UAB employees are classified at the time of employment in order to determine benefits eligibility. Refer to this PDF for a brief overview of those status codes.