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FAQs

Human Resources

How do I apply for a job with the City of Tuscaloosa?

How do I apply online for a job with the City of Tuscaloosa?

What if I can't remember the username and password that I used to create my online application?

How do I contact the hiring department?

If I applied for a position that has closed and see another position for the same job title, do I need to apply again?

How do I know if I qualify for a position?

Once I complete an application and want to apply for another position, do I have to redo the entire application process?

What happens after the interview?

If I am newly hired or promoted to a different job with the City, how long is the probationary period?

How do I apply for promotion in the Police and Fire & Rescue Service Departments?

Once I complete the probationary period, what are my protections as a full-time employee?

May I be terminated during the probationary period?

When will I get paid?

What if I'd like to customize my cover letter and/or resume for a position?

What are exempt and non-exempt employees?

What is an upgrade of a job classification?

How will my pay change if my job classification is upgraded?

How is an existing job classification revised?

What if I am topped out in the pay range of my job's pay grade?

What is a step raise?

How is a position reclassified to another job classification?

How will my pay change if my position is reclassified to a job with a higher pay grade?

How do you request a change in salary within an employee's existing pay grade and pay range?

What is call-out pay?

What is step-up pay and who qualifies for it?

What is shift differential pay?

How long can I keep my dependent child on my City Group Health Plan coverage?

How can I view my AVAIL, SAIL and comp time balances?

If I drop my coverage as a retiree on the City Group Health Plan, will I be allowed to re-enroll in the plan at a later date?

What is alt-duty (alternative duty)?

If I need safety-related training, what should I do?

What is the City's time and attendance system?

What are the paid City holidays?

What if a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday?

What if I work on the day of the City observed holiday?

What paid time off do I earn?

What is overtime? What is compensatory time?

How does the workers' comp system work?

What if my regular day off falls on a City observed holiday?

How can I view my timecard?

How do I apply to be a firefighter, police officer or telecommunicator with the City of Tuscaloosa?

What is a COLA?

How do I check the status of my application?

What are the pay plan exhibits?

How do I request time off?

What is a "qualifying event"?

How is a new job classification created?

How can I run reports on my timecard, accrual balances and my schedule?

I am an active employee. How do I enroll or add a dependent to my City Group Health or Dental Plan?