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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 8, 2017, 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.

New Title IX Training for Faculty and Staff

In support of our aim to inform and educate, faculty, staff, and graduate employees are being provided online training that focuses on recognizing sexual misconduct, how to receive a report of sexual misconduct, your role in reporting, and resources on campus. This new online training module, Bridges – Providing a Supportive Community, is specifically directed at educational institutions and will enable UA employees to better assist members of our campus community who are impacted by sexual misconduct.

Faculty, staff, and graduate employees will begin receiving email notifications of their training assignment on Friday, February 23, and we ask that Bridges Training be completed by April 30, 2018.

To assist you with this training assignment we are providing:

If you have any further questions regarding your role in addressing and preventing sexual misconduct, please contact Beth Howard, UA’s Title IX Coordinator, by email at or phone at (205) 348-5496, or your Designated Harassment Resource Person listed at

Thank you for your commitment to making The University of Alabama a safe and supportive community in which to work and learn.

New Student Recruitment System Coming Soon

The Department of Human Resources will implement a new online recruitment system for student employment beginning March 2016.  The new student recruitment system will be provided by PageUp, which currently operates our staff recruitment site.  Our new system will offer a more user friendly experience for all applicants and hiring managers.

We are currently in the final stages of configuring the PageUp student site.  In order for us to make a smooth transition, all student job postings submitted prior to Spring Break will be set to close on Sunday, March 20.  We expect minimal downtime and the new system should be available the morning of Monday, March 21.

Following the system transition, hiring managers will still have access to the PeopleAdmin student system and be able to review applicants and close out any remaining requisitions.  We expect that hiring managers will have access to PeopleAdmin until the beginning of May.

In an effort to make the system transition as easy as possible, Human Resources will save copies of previously used job postings.  However, it is recommended that hiring managers login to their PeopleAdmin accounts and save any information that they may need in the future.

For updates and information about the implementation of the new online recruitment system, please continue to visit your PeopleAdmin hiring manager account and review any new site announcements.  Updates will also be sent via email as they become available.  A guide to using the new system will be sent in the coming days.

Please contact the HR Service Center at with any questions or concerns.

2015 Pre-Retirement Planning Series

The UA Benefits Office proudly presents the 2015 Pre-Retirement Planning Series.  These information-filled sessions are designed for employees  who plan to retire within the next 5 years and need a roadmap to get you from “here” to there” in retirement.  If you are interested in learning more about the steps to take toward retirement, understanding your income needs and income options during retirement, along with investment strategies, please plan to attend these informative sessions.  Each session will be facilitated by a lead professional to provide information and to answer all of your questions.

Facilitators include representatives from the Alabama Teachers’ Retirement System, the Social Security Administration, TIAA-CREF and VALIC. All sessions will begin at 5:30 pm in Smith Hall, Room 205.  Spouses are welcome to attend with employees.

Tuesday, March 24 – Alabama Teachers’ Retirement System: Mr. Bob Crowe, TRS Director of Field Services, will thoroughly discuss the retirement process and deadlines, retirement income options, DROP, RSA-1 and the health insurance plan through the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP).  Register for Alabama Teachers’ Retirement System.

Tuesday, March 31 – TIAA-CREF: Kevin Porter, Financial Consultant, will discuss annuities, lifetime retirement income, minimum distribution options, systematic withdrawals and how to live well in retirement.  Register for TIAA-CREF.

Tuesday, April 7  – Social Security Administration: Representatives from SSA will help you to understand how you qualify for Social Security benefits, how your earnings and age can affect your benefits, what you should think about in deciding when to retire and why you should not count only on Social Security for your retirement income.  This session will also feature information about eligibility for Medicare, when to sign up and understanding Parts A-B-C and D.  Register for Social Security Administration.

Tuesday, April 14 – VALIC: Brett LaFerrera, CRPC®, Senior Financial Advisor, will address important areas of retirement and investment planning. Mr. LaFerrera will also discuss action steps and strategies that can help employees achieve their retirement planning goals.  Register for VALIC.

For more information contact the HR Service Center at 348-7732.