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2015  TRS Retirement Planning Seminars  for Tier 1 Active Members - Register now for the 2015 Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Retirement Preparation Seminar and/or the 2015 TRS Control Your Money Game Plan seminar. Seminars are open to current TRS members and require registration. Click here to find additional information and to download a registration form for either seminar.

2015 Student Employee of the Year Award— The Department of Human Resources invites all student employee supervisors to nominate eligible, outstanding student employees for the University’s seventh-annual Student Employee of the Year Award. The ideal nominee is an individual who best embodies the contributions and achievements of students who work while attending UA.

Click here for additional information about the award and to submit an online nomination form. Nominations should be submitted online by  February 20, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

Employees to receive information on flexible spending accounts— UA employees who recently enrolled or re-enrolled in the flexible spending account will soon receive information in the mail from UA’s FSA vendor, TASC (formerly FlexCorp), on setting up and accessing accounts online. A Flex debit card will arrive under separate cover. UA expects no interruption of service during the transition from FlexCorp to TASC. Click here to visit UA’s FSA website.

 Voluntary Self-Identification of Protected Veterans form— The Office of Human Resources annually files the Vets100 report to the United States Department of Labor, which details a count of the University’s employees who are identified as protected veterans.  In order to capture this information in Banner, the University invites employees who believe they are protected veterans to identify themselves by completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Protected Veterans form.   Completion of this form, which is completely voluntary, will allow UA to capture employees’ status as a veteran so that reports to federal agencies are accurate. The form is available on the Employee tab in MyBama under Employee Services.  If you have questions, please contact Amy Heatherly at or 348-6081.



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 Angie Dickey in the Department of Human Resources at 348-6690 or

Find information on eligibility requirements and defining a qualifying event or emergency.  



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Register now for the 2014 TRS Retirement Planning Seminars. You can give send us your questions, concerns, or new ideas regarding the new online recruitment system  using our online suggestion form.
View more information about the new online recruitment system. You can payroll deduct contributions to the UA Acts of Kindness Fund.
Find additional information regarding the Health Insurance Marketplace Notice on HR’s Health Exchange Notice FAQs.
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