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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 cannot remember the username and password that I previously used to create my online application?

What happens after the interview?

How do I contact the hiring department?

How do I know if I qualify for a position?

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

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

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

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

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

May I be terminated during the probationary period?

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

When will I get paid?

What are Exempt and Non-Exempt employees?

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

What is an upgrade of a job classification?

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

How is a new job classification created?

How is an existing job classification revised?

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 shift differential pay?

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

What is call out pay?

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

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

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?

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

How does the Workers' Comp system work?

What is Alt-Duty (Alternative Duty)?

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

What is overtime? What is compensatory time?

What paid time-off do I earn?

How can I view my timecard?

How can I view my AVAIL, SAIL, and Comp Time balances?

How do I request time off?

What is a Qualifying Event?

How do I apply to be a Firefighter, Police Officer, or Telecommunicator with the City of Tuscaloosa?

How do I check the status of my application?

What is a COLA?

What are the pay plan exhibits?

How can I run reports on my timecard, accrual balances and my schedule? How can I print these reports once I run them?