Open Enrollment Nov. 1 – Nov. 15, 2017 — The annual open enrollment will begin Wednesday, Nov. 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. During the open enrollment period, employees can enroll, cancel or make changes to medical, dental and vision plans and flexible spending accounts which will be effective Jan. 1, 2018.
All enrollments or changes must be made online through UA-BenefitFocus. Before open enrollment begins, all benefits eligible employees are encouraged to prepare for open enrollment by becoming familiar with the UA-BenefitFocus system. For questions, or assistance accessing UA-BenefitFocus, please contact the HR Service Center at email@example.com or 205-348-7732.
HR Requests Employees Self-Identify with Disability and/or Vets Status — As part of our Affirmative Action Program, referenced in President Stuart R. Bell’s Reaffirmation of Equal Opportunity, Nondiscrimination, and Affirmative Action Policy Statement sent out September 8, 2017, the University is required to track the number of individuals with disabilities and/or protected veterans status that are employed at UA. The University invites employees who fall into one or both categories to confidentially identify themselves by completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Individuals with Disabilities and/or Voluntary Self-Identification of Protected Veterans forms that can be found on the Employee tab under Employee Services on myBama. Employees who have previously submitted this information do not have to submit it again, unless your status has changed. Contact the HR Service Center at 348-7732 with questions.
The Department of Human Resources is Moving — The Department of Human Resources is temporarily relocating to Capital Hall at 270 Kilgore Lane. Human Resources Learning & Development, Employee Relations, Recruitment, and Compensation and Classification are currently located at Capital Hall. The HR Service Center, Benefits Office, Payroll Services, and Healthcare Insurance Administration will be relocated to Capital Hall effective Monday, September 18.
All training scheduled through HR Learning and Development will be held at Capital Hall, unless otherwise indicated. Other than location, contact information for Human Resources staff will remain the same.
FLSA Implementation UPDATE – As a result of the Nov. 22 injunction that temporarily delayed implementation of the 2016 FLSA regulations, UA employees identified as Professional Nonexempt will not begin tracking their time on Thursday, Dec. 1. Human Resources will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate with employees and their supervisors when the issue is resolved. If you have questions, please contact the HR Service Center
The University of Alabama Acts Of Kindness Employee Relief Fund is available to provide appropriate relief to eligible faculty and staff of the University of Alabama who experience a qualifying event or emergency. Applicants of the Fund must have a documented event or emergency situation that has caused a financial hardship. To begin the application process, an employee must contact the Department of Human Resources at 348-7732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.