HR Request 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 5, 2018, the University is required to track the number of individuals with disabilities and/or protected veterans 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.
IMPORTANT: Changes are coming to the voluntary retirement plans
The University of Alabama System (UAS) is committed to providing our employees with competitive retirement benefits. A comprehensive review of the UAS voluntary retirement plans was recently conducted to identify opportunities to streamline and simplify plan participation and administration while reducing fees. As a result of this review, UAS plans will transition from two providers, VALIC and TIAA, to one plan provider, TIAA. TIAA will be the sole provider to administer the UAS voluntary retirement plans beginning in the fall of 2019. Participants may continue to contribute to plans under VALIC or TIAA until the transition takes place.
As a result of this change, participants will benefit from:
- Reduced plan fees
- Easier access to participant account information
- Simplified management of participant accounts
- Enhanced investment options and financial services
There are no actions you need to take at this time
When the transition occurs this fall, retirement plan assets currently invested with VALIC will be transferred to TIAA. TIAA will provide additional education and retirement plan services to help participants make informed decisions about their financial future. TIAA is working to ensure participants will have all the information needed regarding this change and how they will be affected. Later this summer, additional transition details, including investment option changes, will be mailed to participants’ home address.
We’ll help you through the transition
Retirement planning is important – to balance the desire to live well today, with the need to save and invest for tomorrow. As the transition moves forward, participants will be updated. TIAA will be onsite providing seminars and will be available to answer questions. Participants will continue to receive important information about these changes throughout the summer months. Please watch for and review all information you receive carefully so you can make the most of your retirement plan benefits. If you are not currently participating in a voluntary retirement program, we hope you will take this opportunity to consider your options.
The Office of Human Resources has moved
The Office of Human Resources is located in the Human Resources Administration building at 1670 Ruby Tyler Parkway. This includes Benefits, Employee Relations, Payroll, and Talent Acquisition.
Learning & Development and Health Promotion and Wellness are now located in the Employee Resource Center at 1515 Flint River Drive. View a map to our new location.
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.