The University of Alabama, Division of Finance and Operations

Pay Transparency Policy

Unit:  Human Resources
Contact: Susan Norton
Title:  Senior Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Effective Date: 7/1/2017
Revision Date: 04/19/2020



 The purpose of this policy is to comply with Presidential Executive Order 13665, effective January 11, 2016. This policy provides guidance with regards to inquiries, discussions, or disclosures by an employee or applicant with regard to pay.


The University of Alabama will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


This policy applies to all faculty, staff, and student employees.


Office of the Vice President of Finance and Operations

Approved by Cheryl Mowdy, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Operations, 04/19/2020