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The JobArchitect platform will provide improved security, search functions and responsiveness.

Student employees may continue to work if they are deemed essential by unit leaders. Students coming to campus after Nov. 20 must continue to participate in Healthcheck and sentinel testing.

This free tool, available to employees and their families through a UAB partnership, lets users practice quick techniques to relieve tension, find calm, create positive thoughts and manage stress.

Accommodations requests from employees and students who are hard of hearing or have vision impairments have increased as meetings and classes move online. Follow these tips to improve your video-based meetings and find out how to access services if you need help.

The UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center will be eligible for up to 15 free counseling sessions and 15 free life-coaching sessions per calendar year, an increase from 12 per year in response to an increase in mental health and wellness needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

OKR and CLEAR are two goal-setting methods that may be better suited for work on teams or groups.

UAB’s annual open enrollment for benefits will begin 7 a.m. Oct. 23 and conclude 5 p.m. Nov. 9. Eligible employees can choose among dental, vision and health insurance plans, plus voluntary plan options and tax-deferred spending accounts for health and dependent care for 2021.

In addition to the health, dental and vision benefits, UAB employees also will have the option to select insurance to cover accidents and identity theft and/ or participate in a pet-care discount program during open enrollment Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

Annual check-ups, online visits, mail-order drugs and good habits are a few of the ways you can reduce your out-of-pocket expenses in the coming year. Here’s the details.

Eligible employees of UAB, UAB Hospital, and UAB Hospital Management LLC must choose or decline health care coverage during the annual open enrollment Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

The 2020 Disability Employment Summit – Diversity through Inclusion, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, includes speakers from Alabama and beyond. Register today.

UAB offers vision benefits during the annual open enrollment, and eligible employees will have the option to choose or decline that coverage between 7 a.m. Oct. 23 and 5 p.m. Nov. 9. These five questions can help determine if you need it.

Jones has announced she will retire from UAB in February, after 27 years of service to UAB and 12 as the institution’s senior HR leader.

UAB offers dental insurance during the annual open enrollment for benefits, and eligible employees will have the option to choose or decline that coverage between 7 a.m. Oct. 23 and 5 p.m. Nov. 9. These five questions can help determine if you need it.

Nominations are being accepted for one of two new awards that will debut in 2021.

Eligible employees will have the option to choose or decline health care coverage during the annual open enrollment Oct. 23-Nov. 9. In addition to a consumer-driven health plan, traditional health plans from Viva Health and Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be continue to be available for 2021.

Viva Choice — UAB’s consumer-driven health plan (CDHP) — is an alternative to traditional Viva and Blue Cross health care plans offered to eligible employees during the annual open enrollment for benefits Oct. 23-Nov. 9.

This week, UAB HR Benefits begins rolling out information about Open Enrollment for benefit-eligible employees. Weekly communications will provide employees more time to review available benefits and upcoming changes and make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

UAB’s AWARE program provides confidential disability-management services when an employee’s job is affected by a physical, mental or emotional impairment.

Staff in all campus schools and units will use a standard process and timeframe for annual performance reviews this year; reviews must be completed by Oct. 31.

Alicia Booker has been selected as the new university ombudsman in a newly expanded office that also will support university staff in conflict and dispute resolution.

For its commitment to employee health and corporate health programming, UAB was named one of five finalists of the 2019 Healthiest Employers of Alabama, an awards program administered by health-intelligence platform Springbuk.

Discount program can cut hundreds from prices at dozens of area businesses, from car dealers to cellphone service plans and popular restaurants.

All campus staff will use the same process and timeframe for annual reviews beginning in July. Learn how ratings, criteria and more were shaped by hundreds of employees in a 2019 pilot.

Be proactive to get the most from your performance review.

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