As an educational institution and federal contractor, UAB is required to compile and provide a count of employees by job category, race, ethnicity and gender to the federal government on an annual basis. Recently the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revised the race and ethnic categories by which the institution reports applicants and employees. As a result, the Office of Human Resources is offering employees the opportunity to voluntarily and confidentially “re-identify” their race or ethnicity with these new options beginning June 1.

A new racial category of Two or More Races will now be available for use. The category Asian or Pacific Islander has been separated into two new categories, Asian and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Also, the category Black has been changed to Black or African American and the category Hispanic to Hispanic or Latino.

To self-identify using the new categories, employees may either make the change directly by accessing the Oracle HR and Finance self-service application or complete a new paper form created for this purpose and deliver it to their department administrator – or send it to HR Records Administration (AB 254) – for the change to be made within the HR system. The paper form can be accessed on the HR Website under Affirmative Action EO and Compliance. 

For additional information, contact HR Records Administration at 934-4408.