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Nationwide, the cost of everything is rising, and UAB is working to balance the impact of these costs on its employees and the organization. Here are some things you can do to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses.

For the second year, UAB employees will be offered premiums that are mostly flat or decreased.

UAB and UAB Medicine will raise the minimum wage for full-time regular status employees from $13 per hour to $14 per hour in January 2022, with additional raises planned in coming months.

This week, UAB HR Benefits begins rolling out information about open enrollment to provide benefit-eligible employees time to review upcoming changes and make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Subject to certain conditions, UAB will allow up to 14 calendar days of dependent care leave to enable employees who cannot work remotely to stay home with an immediate family member who is quarantined due to COVID-19. 

The two-digit code, or grade, UAB uses to categorize job titles within salary ranges will be replaced with a three-digit code, effective Sept. 1.

UAB will launch a limited six-month pilot program Sept. 1 to evaluate alternative work options for positions that do not require a daily on-site presence.

As students begin arriving on campus for the fall semester, UAB Transportation recommends traveling an alternate route to work during times when the highest number of students will be moving in to on-campus housing. This map will help you plan.

Collat’s Jamey Worrell handcrafted a new stand for the UAB Mace, using skills taught by his woodworker father and locally sourced wood that represents some of the university’s best qualities: strength, resiliency, knowledge and passion.

Beginning Aug. 9, Blazers can shop in person at the Hill Student Center Blazer Kitchen location; in-person shopping already is underway at the 11th Avenue South location. Shoppers can register for appointments at 11th Avenue or order online and schedule pickup at the HSC location.

If your school or unit wants new branded promotional items and apparel for fall semester, these guidelines can help you avoid delays and disappointment.

The building’s razing is a first step toward constructing the new Science and Engineering Complex, which will be home to the university’s basic sciences programs. Watch a timelapse to see the building come down in less than a minute.

Employee engagement is an ongoing priority, and UAB leadership will continue to explore new ways to seek input and feedback as campus life and operations return to pre-COVID levels.

Demolition will begin later this year on the Roy R. Kracke Clinical Services Building, one of the oldest buildings on campus, to make way the new Altec Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building. Both the building and the man for whom it’s named, the first dean of the medical school, have a storied history.

UAB and UAB Medicine employees will be able to keep and roll over any unused personal holidays though June 2022 and get an extra day to celebrate Juneteenth. 

As UAB inventories existing buildings, it often razes low-performing, low-quality and inefficient buildings. Curious about the demolition process and what it might mean for you? Here’s what to expect.

UAB continues to implement its Campus Master Plan through new facilities and renovations to enhance instruction, research, technology and student life.

A 48-year-old Japanese maple has been relocated successfully from the Education Building to the Alumni House, ensuring its continued growth as the Education Building is razed to make way for the Science and Engineering Complex.

One location of the campus food pantry has moved from Medical Towers to a newly renovated space at 1613 11th Ave. South; the Benevolent Fund offices also relocated there.

Proud to work at UAB and want a student to experience that same Blazer spirit? A new tool can help employees share key information about UAB with prospective undergraduates — and secure them a $250 book scholarship.

With a few exceptions, UAB employees in Workgroups A and F will receive an extra holiday this year on April 14 in recognition of their continued dedication and hard work.

The revised guidance explains the circumstances under which employees may continue to receive pay — and when they will be required to use benefit time — while they await test results, quarantine or recuperate.

UAB’s Employee of the Month program has been revamped to recognize staff who demonstrate at least one of the university’s shared values. Submit a nomination for the first quarter of 2021 by March 31.

 New primary-source collections related to African American history and culture will provide a deeper understanding of Black history and its central place in the Birmingham community and beyond.

Knowing there would be great interest when the ADPH announced Friday that COVID vaccination Phase 1b was opening to the education sector, the university worked quickly to provide a way for all UAB employees to register interest in a vaccine. Scheduling vaccines will be more nuanced than the all-call registration process.  

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