The HR Service Center provides applicants, employees and retirees a convenient location to handle all of their benefits, employment and payroll needs. The HR Service Center is professionally staffed Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
2014 Tobacco-Use Surcharge
Effective January 1, 2014, any UA employee or their spouse (or sponsored adult dependent*) covered under the UA medical plan who has used tobacco products in any form during the previous 12 months will pay a surcharge of $25 per month ($300 per year). Should both the UA employee and their covered spouse (or sponsored adult dependent) use tobacco, the premium will increase $25 per month, not $50.
Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Changes
There have been recent changes in legislation regarding the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) that will affect current and future University employees. The following are links to additional information that will help explain those changes. All of the information listed below can also be found on the Retirement System of Alabama’s website at www.rsa-al.gov.
- Summary of contribution changes
- Why ERS and TRS funding levels have decreased Question and Answer compiled by RSA's Actuary
- June 2012 Advisor
Department of Human Resources - Disaster Recovery Information
If you were directly impacted by the April 27, 2011 tornado, it may be difficult to remember what to do or who to call to get help for certain situations. The HR Service Center will serve as your central point of contact. Click here to learn more about how the HR Service Center can help.
Newly Appointed Faculty Benefits Orientation
The benefits orientation program provides new faculty members with information about the benefits available, an opportunity to ask questions about the benefits, and a chance to complete the necessary forms. Some of the plans require enrollment within 30 days. Click here to view the Faculty Orientation Schedule.
Changes in the PEEHIP Law
The Alabama Legislature enacted legislation (Act 2011-704) that establishes changes to the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP). The new legislation will slowly but significantly raise health care premiums for public education and state retirees who retire on or after January 1, 2012.
For additional information, click here.
For more information regarding the New Retiree Premium Calculator , click here.
Faculty and Staff Benefits Eligibility Matrix
To determine which benefits you are eligible to receive, view the UA Benefits Eligibility Matrix by clicking on the link below. Identify your employee class code using the definitions listed at the bottom of the page and then find the column for your code.
CommuteSmart Carpooling Program
The University of Alabama is addressing the high fuel prices by launching the CommuteSmart Online Carpool Matching Program. The Department of Human Resources is partnering with CommuteSmart, an organization sponsored by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham, to use an online database to "match" employees who have similar schedules and work locations so that those wishing to form a carpool can do so. Individuals who are interested in learning more about the carpool program may do so by clicking here or calling the HR Service Center at 348-7732.
Optional Retirement Savings Plans Counseling Appointments
Paul Cimino 800-732-8353
TIAA-CREF provides University employees with free, on-campus individual counseling sessions with a financial advisor. These confidential one-hour sessions are held in the Rose Administration Building. Employees can ask about investment options and strategies, retirement planning, or other investment matters. To view the upcoming schedule, click here. To schedule a session, call 1-800-732-8353.
Brett LaFerrera 205-394-7105
Chester Norris 205-799-5698
VALIC also provides University employees free on-campus individual counseling sessions with a financial advisor. Employees can ask about investment options and strategies, retirement planning, or other investment matters. To view the upcoming schedule, click here. To schedule an appointment with the VALIC representative, contact Brett LaFerrera or Chester Norris directly at the telephone number listed above.
The Family and Medical Leave Act and National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008
On January 28, 2008, President Bush signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2008 (NDAA). The NDAA amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) to provide eligible employees working for covered employers two important new leave rights related to military services. Click here for more information.
New Employee Orientation
New employees must attend an orientation session as soon as possible after beginning employment. Employees with a change in status must attend orientation immediately following the date their job status changes. Orientation information and schedules can be found here.
PDF file that summarizes what benefits you receive, who pays for them, when you would be eligible, and what you actually receive with each benefit. Right click on the link and choose "Save Target As..." to download the file to your computer.
Go here to find out more about Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, as well as local provider and preferred drug brand lists. Also contains information on Graduate Assistant health benefits.
Contains information on the University's flexible spending accounts, as well as links to answer questions regarding dependent care and health care related to the University's flexible spending account program.
Find information pertaining to retirees, retirement plans and retirement preparation seminars.
Information about the employee assistance program, time off benefits and tuition benefits.
Forms listed by alphabetical subject heading and by Human Resources service area.
Human Resources Service Center address, phone and fax number.