Hiring Individuals with Disabilities - HR Policy 126

Hiring Individuals with Disabilities - HR Policy 126

This policy details UAB's efforts to hire individuals with disabilities.
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Policy 126 – Hiring Individuals with Disabilities

Date Issued: 10/80
Date Revised: 09/18

The University makes an affirmative effort to hire and retain individuals with disabilities.

UAB's AWARE Program (Always Working to Advocate, Retain, & Employ) actively works to recruit qualified applicants with disabilities for a wide range of positions at UAB. The AWARE program partners with a variety of agencies and organizations, training programs, and schools to recruit qualified applicants with disabilities. The University also participates in job fairs dedicated to persons with disabilities.

The AWARE staff is available to provide assistance to job seekers with disabilities going through the application process. They work closely with the UAB Employment Office and assist with referrals.  UAB Recruitment Services, UAB Temporary Services, and Hospital Human Resources will review applications and refer qualified applicants to the hiring departments.  If a person employed through Temporary Services has a documented disability through the AWARE Program, the Temporary Services fee (surcharge to the department) will be waived for the first month.  This is done in an effort to encourage the employment of any applicants with disabilities who may be registered with Termporary Services. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are coordinated through the AWARE Program.  The AWARE staff may collaborate with external partners to coordinate job assessments, make recommendations, and assist with installation of assistive technology.