Instructions for Running Required Training Courses
To be able to run the required training courses, a user’s computer must meet the minimum system requirements which can be found on the log in page for Training Academy. Technical instructions for running courses in Training Academy for both Mac and PC users can be found on the HR Learning & Development webpage or on the Training Academy main page once logged in.
If you have any problems running the required training courses, please contact your department’s IT staff or SkillSoft Tech support at 1-866-754-5435 or support@ skillsoft.com. To take the training courses in the HR Learning and Development computer lab, contact 348-9700.
New Mandated Compliance Training
In order to meet state and federal requirements as well as University policy, mandatory training on specific topics is being implemented for all University employees. This includes faculty, staff and student employees. Some of these requirements will also apply to individuals who work for camps and programs that use University facilities and third-party vendors and their employees, representatives and volunteers.
Mandatory compliance training courses must be completed on an annual basis. Employees will be assigned to a specific training timeframe, and will be notified of their schedule through their supervisors and by email notification sent to the employees’ myBama email address. Training will begin in April and will be completed online using the SkillSoft Training Academy system.
New Hires will receive the email notification within two weeks of their hire date once they’ve been added to our payroll system.
If you have any questions about the new mandated compliance training, please contact the HR Service Center at 205-348-7732 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2013, there will be several changes that will impact employees both professionally and personally and we feel that it is important that UA faculty and staff recognize and understand these changes. Click HERE to view the Jan. 14, 2013 HR edition of Dialog for explanations of these changes, along with information about new policies, programs and services from HR.
Register Now for TRS Retirement Planning Seminars
Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Retirement Preparation Seminar
If you are a TRS member within five years of retirement eligibility, you are invited to register for a 2013 TRS Retirement Preparation Seminar. The full-day seminar is free and covers specific topics that will help you plan your retirement with confidence.
Click here to download the Retirement Preparation Seminar Registration Form
2013 Schedule: Includes dates for Tuscaloosa sessions
Frequently Asked Questions
Control Your Money Game Seminar
Retirement planning must start early, and the TRS Control Your Money Game is a half-day seminar that will help you get and stay on the right track for retirement. This seminar is free and open to employees covered under TRS with one to 19 years of service.
Click here to download the Control Your Money Game Seminar Registration Form
2013 Schedule: Includes dates for Tuscaloosa session.
Frequently Asked Questions
Note: Registration is required and seminars fill very quickly. No faxes or phone registrations will be accepted. Completed forms must be mailed to the address given on the form.
If you have questions about the TRS Seminars, please feel free to call 877-517-0020 and speak with Judy Utley or Maxine Kelley.
Changes to the Employment Background Investigation Policy
Effective December 1, 2012, background investigations are to be performed on final candidates for all regular and temporary faculty and staff positions. In addition, current faculty and staff University employees are required to self-disclose to Human Resources post-employment criminal convictions, other than minor traffic violations, that occur after December 1, 2012. Disclosures must be submitted to Human Resources on the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form. Employees are encouraged to review the changes to the Background Investigation Policy and contact Human Resources at 348-8213 if they have questions.
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State Retirement System Changes
The Alabama Legislature passed a bill requiring participants in the Teachers’ Retirement System to pay 2.25 percent more toward their retirement plan beginning Oct. 1, 2011, and an additional increase of 0.25 percent effective Oct. 1, 2012. The total 2.50 percent increase is mandatory for all regular full-time and regular part-time employees. To review the legislation, visit http://www.rsa-al.gov/Legislation/house%20bills/HB414-enr.pdf.
Introductory Period Evaluations Are Now Online
Human Resources is excited to announce the implementation of an online system for initiating and completing Introductory Period Performance Evaluations. Introductory Period evaluations are due prior to the completion of a new employee’s first six months of employment. Training sessions have begun for supervisors who have employees due an upcoming evaluation. For training dates and time go to www.hrtraining.ua.edu/hrtrain. This is for the Introductory Period Performance evaluation only and does not include the annual evaluation process.
Donate to the UA Acts of Kindness - Employee Relief Fund
The UA Acts of Kindness - Employee Emergency Relief Fund will be used to provide financial assistance to employees who qualify under the guidelines of the Fund.
Decisions regarding the distribution of funds will be made by a committee of UA employees who are appointed by the President. Cases will be presented anonymously to committee for consideration.
Now employees may payroll deduct contributions to the UA Acts of Kindness - Employee Emergency Relief Fund. Click here to access the new UA Acts of Kindness - Employee Emergency Relief Payroll Deduction Authorization Form.