ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Health Care Services to Streamline, Expand with SHC, UMC Merger
UA health care services will expand and become more efficient as the Student Health Center, currently managed by the Division of Student Life, merges its medical services and administrative operations with the University Medical Center, which falls under the College of Community Health Sciences, by fall semester.
OCTSA Outstanding Staff Awards Nominations Open
The Office, Clerical, and Technical Staff Assembly seeks nominations from UA employees for two staff members to receive the Outstanding Staff Award. Nominations must be submitted via the nomination form by April 1. Anonymous nominations will not be considered.
2020 FSA Claims Deadline March 31
All Flexible Spending Accounts have a “use-it-or-lose-it” rule. Employees enrolled in the Healthcare FSA or Dependent Care FSA last year have until the end of the run-out period, March 31, to submit any pending claims for reimbursement. Claims must have been incurred during the previous plan year from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020. Any money remaining in an FSA at the end of this run-out period will be lost. Direct questions to TASC Customer Service at 1-800-422-4661.
Summer 2021 COVID-19 Adjustment Requests for High Risk Students Available April 5
Students meeting CDC criteria for being at risk of serious complications in contracting COVID-19 and who have not yet been offered or received vaccination may request temporary adjustments for the summer beginning Monday, April 5, using the online COVID-19 student application. The request process for summer requires documentation of CDC risk criteria from a medical provider. The deadline to complete requests for summer courses is Monday, May 3.Contact the Office of Disability Services for more information or if the deadline cannot be met due to extenuating circumstances.
Tax Tip: Relocation/Moving Allowance
Relocation costs for a new hire will be paid as a taxable moving allowance.
Mask Up! It’s Required.
Cloth face coverings are required on campus and are proven to limit coronavirus spread. One of the best ways to demonstrate your care for others during this time — both on campus and off — is by wearing a mask. Face coverings help protect other people in case you are infected, and help limit you from inhaling the virus. Wear them over the mouth and nose when within 6 feet of others. Throughout the state of Alabama, masks are currently required in public spaces.
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Information on COVID-19 and campus operations is updated frequently. For more FAQs, go to UA’s healthinfo website. If you have questions not answered on the website, please call UA’s COVID-19 hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).