Office of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
Located on the third floor of Munger Memorial Hall, the Human Resources Office is a part of the Business and Finance Division of the college. HR is responsible for the recruitment and employment of administrative and support staff; administration of the campus benefit programs; staff development and training; and faculty, staff, and student risk management.
To contact a member of the Human Resources staff...
Birmingham, AL 35254
For employment verification please call 205-226-4656.
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Training and Development
The Human Resources Office strives to offer quality training and development opportunities to all staff employees. Training and development opportunities which are ongoing include staff computer training and the new hire orientation program. In addition, the Human Resources Office organizes training in other areas as needs arise. Finally, the annual staff performance evaluation process is an important component of a staff employee's professional development. If you have suggestions for future campus wide staff development programs, or if your department has a specific training need, please contact the Human Resources Office.
Staff Computer Training
Off campus computer training is available through New Horizons Computer Learning Center. A sampling of the courses offered include basic, intermediate, and advanced MS Word, Excel, Access, Windows 7, PowerPoint, and Adobe programs. Most classes are one day in length, and are offered multiple days throughout the month. Contact Human Resources for more information on registering for one of these courses. The college's helpdesk is also available to answer the network and software questions of our campus community. The helpdesk is available at extension 3033 or through the IT Helpdesk.
New Hire Orientation
The Human Resources Office strives to facilitate a smooth adjustment process for the college's new staff members. A benefits orientation is conducted immediately following an employee's hire. Then, usually within one to three months of an employee's hire, an in-depth orientation is held. Administrators, long-time staff members, and new hires share lunch together. In addition, new employees have the opportunity to hear brief presentations from various campus areas including: Admission, Development, Student Retention, Controller's Office, and Purchasing. New staff members are also treated to a presentation on the history of the college and have the opportunity to tour some of the campus attractions.
Staff Performance Evaluations
The staff performance evaluation process plays a vital role in the professional development of college employees.
The college requires a performance evaluation near the end of the probationary period and annually thereafter for each regularly employed staff member.
The purposes of the performance evaluation are:
- To increase the effectiveness of each staff member and department thereby increasing the effectiveness of the college.
- To increase the staff member's awareness of professional strengths and weaknesses.
- To establish a basis for counseling and making personnel decisions.
- To identify opportunities for personal and professional growth.
- To serve as a partial basis for such personnel actions as retention, promotion, salary adjustment, demotion, and termination.
Safety and Security
The college is committed to providing a safe working environment for all of our employees. Birmingham-Southern employs its own Campus Police Department. Their goal is to ensure safety and provide service to the campus community.
The Emergency Response Manual provides a contingency plan for the campus community in the event of an emergency.
Driving Campus Vehicles
The college maintains an Approved List of Drivers for campus vehicles. The minimum age to drive a campus vehicle is 21. A satisfactory motor vehicle report (MVR) is also required. A minimum of three business days is required to process the MVR. Please complete the "Request to Add A New Driver" form and "Employment Inquiry Release" form for approval. Please contact the Human Resources Office for additional information.