UAB and UAB Medicine employees will receive extra holidays at the year’s end.
This year, Christmas and New Year’s Day occur on Wednesdays and are designated holidays. In addition to Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2020, President Ray Watts and Health System CEO Will Ferniany have decided to observe additional holidays to provide employees additional time to spend with their families and friends:
- Workgroup C: Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be designated holidays for staff in Workgroup C. Out of concern for patients, the Kirklin Clinic and other ambulatory clinics will be open Dec. 23, and staff with clinical and patient care responsibilities will be needed to care for those patients
- Workgroup A: Dec. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be designated holidays for staff in Workgroup A.
- Workgroup F (Faculty): Dec. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be designated holidays for faculty in Workgroup F. Faculty with clinical responsibilities should consult with their leadership.
UAB continues to make tremendous strides in all areas of its mission because of the outstanding work its employees do every day, Watts said. “I appreciate the hard work and dedication you bring to making UAB a world-renowned university and academic medical center. I hope you enjoy this additional time to relax and celebrate the holidays. It is well-deserved.”
As with all UAB holidays, most campus operations will be suspended; but essential services will continue. Managers should provide employees advance notice of the holiday work schedule, and employees of UAB Hospital, UAB Police, UAB Call Center and units that receive personal holidays instead of designated ones should check with their supervisors regarding staffing. UAB’s holiday schedule is available online.