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Upgrading to Skillport 8.0 - HR Learning and Development is excited to announce that we are upgrading the Skillport learning management system for professional development to Skillport 8.0 on October 9th, 2015!  Following this upgrade, you will see a new experience for users that is intuitive, mobile ready, and user-friendly.

If you’d like to learn more, please check out the upcoming Skillport 8.0:  An Introduction training sessions. 

Employees can register for instructor-led courses and webinars offered by HR Learning and Development via Skillport at For additional information contact or call 348-9700.

In addition, our department is developing a Spark Online Learning website, which will give UA employees comprehensive access to interactive online courses and resources that provide job and career development opportunities, just-in-time performance support as well as for compliance training.  The new website will provide quick links to Skillport, Training Academy, ManageElite, EAP Resources, and other online learning resources.

UA Staff Career Resource Fair set for Nov. 17 -  The UA Department of Human Resources invites all UA staff to the UA Staff Career Resource Fair. Employees connect one-on-one with UA representatives to discuss academic, skills and professional development. The come-and-go event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Ferguson Center‘s Heritage Room. View more information  about the event online, or contact the HR Service Center at 348-7732.

Important IRS Requirements  —Employees will be receiving emails from the HR Service Center notifying them that the University is missing Social Security Numbers for dependent(s) with health care coverage through the University. Visit the UA Benefits webpage for more information regarding emails related to missing Social Security Numbers and step-by-step instructions for how to update your dependents’ information.

TRS Retirement Seminars Planning for retirement? An informative first step is to attend a TRS Retirement Preparation Seminar this year. We have several open dates from September through December. Visit the RSA website to view the 2015 Seminar Schedule. Complete the Registration Form and begin planning for your retirement with confidence.

RSA-1 Plant the Seeds for a More Secure Future. Enroll in the RSA-1 Deferred Compensation Plan now! RSA-1 allows Alabama public employees to make easy and flexible tax-deferred contributions toward their retirement. By contributing, you can lower your taxes now and save for a better retirement later.

 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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