Effective July 15, 2021, UAB will remove the temporary hiring suspension that was implemented on March 23, 2020, that applied to all faculty and staff positions, including temporary/irregular and part-time positions. Please continue to carefully evaluate essential hiring needs to make the best staffing decisions to fulfill UAB’s vital mission. If there are any questions, please contact UAB Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Requests for Accommodations

According to the CDC, individuals with certain conditions might be at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. These conditions may include:

  • Age
  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Liver disease
  • Chronic kidney disease being treated with dialysis
  • Severe obesity
  • Being immunocompromised (including recent transplant patients) or taking steroids

Students, faculty, and staff directed to come to campus who have concerns about doing so due to age or a medical condition may contact Human Resources (faculty and staff), the AWARE Program (faculty and staff), or Disability Support Services (students). Individuals in a high-risk category may be eligible for reasonable accommodation, leave of absence, or other mitigating measures. Please note, however, that fear of contracting COVID-19 is not recognized generally as a valid reason for accommodation. For more information on accommodations, please review the HR entry guidance document.

Child Care Resources

Childcare resources for employees can be found on the Resources for Employees with Childcare Needs - Human Resources. Employees unable to work due to their own or a family member’s COVID-19 illness, or due to their responsibilities as a caregiver, should use available leave balances (e.g. sick leave, vacation, personal holiday, or other accrued leave).

It is important that employees do not bring their children or other family members to work to ensure compliance with safety and risk-reduction measures.

Financial Resources

For finance emergencies, contact the Financial Affairs emergency team.

Employee Assistance Programs:

UAB offers teleconferencing appointments for employees seeking Employee Emergency Assistance (EEAP) via zoom or phone. Applications must be submitted electronically. Required forms are available on the Benevolent Fund website, along with instructions about how to submit your application.

Assistance is typically provided to employees facing financial crisis due to a spouse’s sudden unemployment, loss of income for a medical reason, medical expenses that are more than their family can handle, loss due to fire/natural disaster, and safety from domestic violence.

If you have any questions regarding EEAP, including if your situation might qualify, you may contact Benevolent Fund staff by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (205) 934-1581. All requests for assistance are handled in a confidential manner.

Blazer Kitchen will continue to provide food to employees and students in need at the 1613 11th Ave. S. location via online registration for individual shopping appointments. The Hill Student Center location will continue to provide food to students in need via registering online for in pantry pick-up at 1400 University Blvd. suite 303. Current hours and registration links are located on the Blazer Kitchen website.

If you have not shopped with Blazer Kitchen since before July 2021, online information forms should be completed. Forms are in English or Spanish.

Students and employees who are quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure or diagnosis will be allowed to send someone to pick up a food bag given the above procedures are followed. If you have any questions please call (205) 996-2040.

Financial Systems Across Campus:

While working remotely, some employees may need access to important documents or systems to maintain the flow of business. Here are some resources: