These departments, centers, organizations and services also offer training programs and resources for University employees in addition to those available through Human Resources Learning & Development.

College of Continuing Studies

Bama at Work offers professional development workshops in the areas of leadership, talent and business. UA faculty and staff receive a discount on most workshops. View or register for upcoming workshops at

Emergency Preparedness

The Office of Emergency Preparedness is tasked with improving the University’s readiness for potential emergencies and offers emergency preparedness awareness training and safety information.

Employee Assistance Program

Uprise Health, Your Employee Assistance Program provides professionally trained counselors to give you options and resources for coping more effectively with a variety of life challenges. Uprise Health is a full-service behavioral health care organization with a nationwide network of licensed and credentialed providers in 38 specialities.

Uprise Health also offers Personal Advantage, a work-life website that contains more than 20,000 articles for topics such as emotional well-being, family life, health, financial, legal, personal growth, and stress. To access articles, tips, self-assessment, and skill-building tools, click here and click on Member Login. To register, use company name UofA to create your username and password.

For more information or to schedule and appointment, please call Uprise Health at 800-925-5327.

Environmental Health and Safety

EHS offers classroom and online training on a variety of topics to protect the environment and the health of University employees.

Equal Opportunity Programs

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs offers resources that support the University’s efforts to foster a diverse student body and workforce.

Center for Instructional Technology

The CIT provides faculty development and support for instructional technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Access Tutorials and workshop information.

Wellness and Work-Life

The focus of the Office of Wellness and Work-Life is the health and well-being of University employees. Information about their programs and other wellness-related resources is available on their website.

Office, Clerical, and Technical Staff Assembly

OCTSA represents office, clerical, and technical staff employees at the University. Its Professional Development committee identifies and evaluates “services available to OCT staff through the University and elsewhere to facilitate or improve their performance, opportunity for advancement and quality of life.”

Office of Information Technology

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) offers cybersecurity awareness training through the UA LMS. All UA faculty and staff must complete annual cybersecurity awareness training. This training was built in-house to provide relevant cybersecurity information, critical for protecting sensitive information of students, faculty and staff. Access the training through Human Resources’ online learning management system.


Payroll Services is dedicated to providing timely and accurate pay to all UA employees and providing the highest level of customer service in assisting faculty, staff, students, and department administrators in every aspect of the payroll process. For information on Direct Deposit Setup, eTime, PA processing and other pertinent payroll resources, visit the Payroll website.

Procurement Training

Procurement Training offers training opportunities in order to keep faculty and staff up-to-date on policies and procedures related to the purchase of goods and services on behalf of the University. Visit their website to learn more about the resources that they provide.

Professional Staff Assembly

The PSA is a democratically-elected voting body committed to representing the needs of professional staff at UA. Its Professional Development committee is charged with researching and creating training opportunities for professional staff. The PSA also awards the Mark G. Foster Scholarship to support UA professionals continuing their education.

Risk Management 

For specific information about the services offered by the Office of Risk Management, select the appropriate service area; for information on areas without links, please contact our office at 348-4534.

Safe Zone

The UA Safe Zone Center promotes equity and inclusion for LGBTQIA+ individuals at The University of Alabama. They provide resources to include training on LGBTQIA+ topics for UA students, faculty and staff. A primary training program is their Safe Zone Ally Training.

State of Alabama Ethics Commission

The Alabama Ethics Commission offers training on the Alabama Ethics Law to public officials and public employees. The Alabama Ethics Training Video can be accessed on the Commission website.

Women and Gender Resource Center

WGRC staff are available for training on a variety of topics; the Center also maintains a Speaker’s Bureau comprised of professionals who have training or expertise on various topics related to women and gender. The Center’s Frances S. Summersell Library has a growing collection of books, videos, audio-tapes, magazines, journals and resource files.

Faculty, staff and graduate students also have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of resources available to victims of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence and stalking through the WGRC’s Harbor training sessions.