Although most campus operations will be suspended on this day, essential services – such as maintenance, some clinical facilities and UAB police, among others – will continue; managers in such departments should notify employees in advance of the work schedule to cover the holiday.
All full-time regular hourly and monthly paid employees are eligible for holiday benefits. Under university policy, eligible full-time regular hourly paid employees who are required to work on a designated holiday will be paid double time (their normal straight time rate for work plus straight time for the holiday) for no more than eight hours.
Part-time regular employees receive personal holiday benefits rather than a combination of designated and personal holidays. The accrual rates for part-time regular bi-weekly paid employees are prorated based on hours paid. Part-time regular employees should always use the personal holiday or vacation designation on their time sheets for time off due to a university recognized designated holiday.
Because eligible employees of UAB Hospital, the UAB Police Department, the UAB Call Center and other designated units receive 11 personal holidays instead of eight designated and three personal holidays, employees in such units are not subject to the above policy and should check with their supervisors regarding staff requirements.
UAB’s holiday schedule and more are available from Human Resources online. Holiday policies are outlined in You & UAB, the handbook for administrative, professional and support personnel.