UAB, BCRI to host a dialogue on civility and activism Jan. 19A diverse panel of citizens and community leaders will discuss the importance of civil discourse and how it can be practiced in our daily lives during a free public event 6-8 p.m. Jan. 19 in Heritage Hall Room 102.Nominate an outstanding UAB woman
Join us in recognizing their efforts by nominating an outstanding woman student, postdoc, faculty member, administrator, staff member and community member. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 3.New effort-reporting LMS course required in the new year
The new training module will be available in the UAB Learning System beginning Jan. 9, 2017, and those required to complete it will be automatically assigned in the LMS system.Parking permit renewals scheduled onsite for remote lots
New parking permits will be issued Dec. 14-Jan. 6 for UAB employees who park in express lots. Representatives from Parking and Transportation will be onsite in the North Pavilion, West Pavilion atrium and Spain Rehabilitation Center Dec. 14-Jan. 6 to renew permits.Groundbreaking for business education and innovation Dec. 9
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held 10 a.m. for a new building to house the Collat School of Business and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and become the cornerstone for the city's new innovation and entrepreneurship district.Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendorsBefore accepting a personal gift from a business partner, employees should determine whether it is allowed by state ethics law and the school or unit policy on receipt of gifts.Lucas announces plans to retire in spring
Provost Linda Lucas will retire in April after nearly 40 years of service to UAB that spanned the university’s adolescent years to its rise among top global universities.UAB retains title in Birmingham Choose Healthy Challenge
UAB employees won first place in the annual competition — including highest-scoring competitor — and Alabama school children will benefit.UAB is proceeding with overtime pay changes despite court ruling
UAB is moving forward to comply with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that were to become effective Dec. 1 despite a court injunction to block the Department of Labor mandate.Parking and transit improvements planned for 2017 will be time-saversChanges in parking lot assignments and transit routes after the first of the year will add convenience and save time for employees and students who park in remote lots.Get discounts on Fitbit devices — just in time for holiday shopping
All UAB employees may purchase Fitbit personal fitness tracking devices at a discounted rate through a partnership between The University of Alabama System and Fitbit.Panel to discuss ‘What now?’ in wake of divisive election
UAB and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute will bring together a diverse panel of citizens and community leaders to discuss the importance of civil discourse, and how it can be practiced in our daily lives, during a free public event 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in Heritage Hall Room 106.
Nominate a Diversity Champion by Dec. 22
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The annual award recognizes employees, students and organizations that have helped create a more culturally diverse, inclusive university community through their achievements.Helms ‘gets the job done’ with a smile
Cynthia Helms, a program administrator for the newly created eLearning and Professional Studies, is UAB’s Employee of the Month.Employees get two extra Friday holidays at year’s end
President Ray Watts has decided to close the university campus Friday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 30 to provide employees additional time with their families.UAB to dedicate Habitat House on Veteran’s Day
The dedication for the new house for Navy veteran Toni Byrd will begin 9 a.m. Nov. 11. All are welcome.Conservation efforts even more valuable in statewide drought
Facilities team is streamlining water consumption and finding creative ways to offset needs.UAB Police ask for feedback in community survey
The survey, available through Dec. 14, will help the department provide the highest quality of police service possible.Holiday toy drive has begun
You can donate new, unwrapped toys suitable for children ages infant-12 years by noon Dec. 14.Kennedy is UAB’s Employee of the Year
JoeAnn Kennedy, a program administrator in the School of Nursing, is the recipient of the university’s highest non-academic employee award.
Nominate an outstanding UAB woman
Join us in recognizing their efforts by nominating an outstanding woman student, postdoc, faculty member, administrator, staff member and community member. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 3.
Know your Alabama Ethics Law before accepting gifts from UAB vendorsBefore accepting a personal gift from a business partner, employees should determine whether it is allowed by state ethics law and the school or unit policy on receipt of gifts.Lucas announces plans to retire in spring
Provost Linda Lucas will retire in April after nearly 40 years of service to UAB that spanned the university’s adolescent years to its rise among top global universities.UAB is proceeding with overtime pay changes despite court ruling
UAB is moving forward to comply with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations that were to become effective Dec. 1 despite a court injunction to block the Department of Labor mandate.Employees get two extra Friday holidays at year’s end
President Ray Watts has decided to close the university campus Friday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 30 to provide employees additional time with their families.Surplus auction to be held Nov. 14The University Stores Warehouse will hold a public auction 9 a.m. Nov. 14 to dispose of surplus used equipment. The warehouse will close Nov. 3 to prepare for the auction.Final candidate for research VP to present Nov. 1
Carol Kim, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School for the University of Maine, will be the final of four candidates for the position of vice president of Research to present.Open enrollment for benefits begins Oct. 28
Several resources are available to help you make the selections that are best for your household during annual open enrollment.New pharmacy provider to manage prescription benefits for 2017
Employees who enroll in a UAB health plan during open enrollment Oct. 28-Nov. 14 also will be enrolled in Express Scripts pharmacy beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Co-pays for prescriptions will not change.Candidate for research VP to present Friday
Christopher Brown, Ph.D., is the next candidate for the position of vice president for Research to make a public presentation. Brown will present 9-10 a.m. Oct. 21 in Heritage Hall Room 102.6 ways to reduce your health care costs
Nationwide, the cost of health care is rising, and UAB is working to balance the impact of these costs on our employees and the organization. Here are some things you can do to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.Candidates for VP of Research to begin presentations Oct. 11
Colin S. Duckett, Ph.D., director of research for The University of Michigan's North Campus Research Complex, will be the first of at least four candidates for the position of vice president of Research to present in the coming weeks.Premiums for health, dental and vision coverage available for 2017
Eligible employees may choose among four health plans plus dental and vision benefits during the annual open enrollment Oct. 28-Nov. 14.Traditional health plan options are available for 2017
Benefit-eligible employees will have the choice of enrolling in a traditional health care plan during the annual open enrollment Oct. 28-Nov.14. Changes in tier levels for plans are coming in 2018.Annual campus security and fire safety report is onlineThe report follows the guidelines mandated by the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.Benefit choices to include consumer-driven health plan
VIVA Choice — UAB’s new consumer-driven health plan — is a new option for benefit-eligible employees during the annual open enrollment Oct. 28-Nov.14.Record 19,535 students #ChooseUABNew recruitment and retention initiatives helped increase fall enrollment by 1,202 students — a 6.56 percent increase in the student population — across the enterprise.Things to know about vision and dental plans during open enrollment
UAB employees will have the option to choose or decline coverage during the annual open enrollment for benefits that begins 7 a.m. Oct. 28 and concludes 5 p.m. Nov. 14.Sick leave extended to probationary employeesBenefit-eligible employees now will be able to use accrued sick time for their own illness during the initial six-month probationary period and also receive donated sick leave for medical necessity.Watts to highlight State of the University at Staff Council picnic
President Ray Watts shared the ways UAB continues to break new ground in our mission and, literally, on key facilities that will affect the future during the Faculty Convocation Monday. See the full presentation (above) or hear him present highlights Sept. 20 during the Staff Council Picnic on the Green.Five things to know about open enrollmentTo to secure their 2017 medical coverage, all benefit-eligible UAB employees must take part in this year’s active Open Enrollment, Oct. 28-Nov.14.
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