The University of Alabama is committed to nondiscrimination and employment of qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and state and local laws and ordinances. An individual is considered to have a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

The ADA prohibits discrimination against a qualified individual with a disability in employment practices such as job application procedures, hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, training, benefits and other conditions of employment. A qualified individual is one who can perform the essential functions of his or her job with or without a reasonable accommodation. The ADA also requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with known disabilities. A reasonable accommodation is designed to assist an employee in the performance of his or her job without placing an undue hardship on The University or posing a direct threat to the employee or to other individuals.

The Department of Human Resources has been designated to coordinate applicant and employee requests for workplace accommodations. Applicants and employees should click on the appropriate link below and follow the outlined procedures.  If you requested and were granted an accommodation, you must report changes in your ongoing need for accommodation.

Please contact the HR Service Center at with any questions.

Reasonable Accommodations Policy and Procedures

Effective May 29, 2022, all new requests for a reasonable accommodation under the ADA will be managed through the AbsenceSoft Leave Management System, known as AbsenceTracker. AbsenceTracker will be available via single sign-on in myBama. To access AbsenceTracker, employees should login with myBama username and password, navigate to the Employee tab and select the AbsenceTracker logo to access your Employee Self-Service (ESS) portal.

AbsenceTracker User Guides

The following instructional guides and videos are available to assist employees and supervisors when using AbsenceTracker as of May 29:

How-To TopicReference GuidesVideos
Requesting a New LeaveView Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF)Watch Recording
Requesting a New AccommodationView Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF)Watch Recording
Submitting an Intermittent Time Off RequestView Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF)Watch Recording
Supervisor Requesting Leave for an EmployeeView Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF)Watch Recording
Uploading Attachments and Case NotesView Step-by-Step Instructions (PDF)Watch Recording