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Note: The information provided on this page is relevant to most or all State of Arizona employees. Additional information may be found at individual agencies’ websites as well.

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Employee News

Excess Annual Leave - Final Reminder (Posted 11/09/2018)

Excess annual leave must be used on or before Friday, January 11, 2019, to avoid forfeiture of the excess hours. For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees. Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture. Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.


The Annual Flu Vaccine Program is September 1 through December 31, 2018 (Posted 09/19/2018)

State of Arizona employees and Benefit Options members (retirees, spouses and dependents ages 4 and older) can receive a FREE flu shot through the Benefit Options Flu Shot Program, for a clinic near you, visit the work-site or the public clinic schedule. No appointment necessary.

Work-site flu clinics are available through 12/4/18, and Healthwaves Public Flu Clinics are available through 12/31/18.

Click here for event schedule.

Questions? Email: [email protected]


Excess Annual Leave is Subject to Forfeiture (Posted 09/10/2018)

Employees are expected to manage and use their annual leave throughout the year to ensure any excess annual leave is used by the end of the year. For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees. Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture.

It is important that employees be aware of their annual leave balances through the remainder of the year and schedule leave with their supervisor so that impacts on the end of year coverage will be minimal and carryover exception requests are reduced significantly. There should not be any expectation that unused excess leave will be approved for carryover, even if it has been approved in the past. Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.


SPS Employee Handbook Updated (Posted 08/22/2018)

ADOA Human Resources Division has updated the State Personnel System (SPS) Employee Handbook. The changes are minimal and include the following:

  • Updated information regarding TraCorp (employee training) login method
  • Updated the employee discounts section to a generic message advising employees to check the Benefits website for available discounts
  • Updated the method for an employee to determine their FLSA status (exempt or non-exempt)
  • Clarified that family sick leave is part of an employee's own available sick leave balance
  • Replaced the outdated FMLA poster at the end of the handbook with the current FMLA poster

The updated SPS Employee Handbook has been placed on the HR Professional website and on YES.


Care at Your Convenience with Doctor on Demand (DOD) (Posted 03/16/2018)

During cold and flu season, see a doctor from the comfort of your home or office. It is the same price as an office visit copay for you and your covered dependents.

For more information, please see the attached flier or visit ADOA Benefit Options Wellness.


Be Well in 2018! (Posted March 2, 2018)

The 2018 Health Impact Program (HIP) is in full swing. We've updated the points to make it easier to focus on the most important aspects of your health! Check it out to learn how you can earn up to $200.

We encourage you to log in to your account or create one today (www.totalwellbeing.az.gov) if you did not participate in 2017.

If you are creating an account for the first time, your EIN needs to be entered as follows:

  • State of AZ Employees - EIN must be 9-digits, add leading zeros to make it 9-digit
  • ASU Employees - EIN is your 9-digit ASU Campus ID, found on your paycheck
  • UofA Employees - EIN is your 9-digit Alternate Employee ID, found on your benefits summary in UAccess

Once you are on the homepage, you will see a “how it works” tab on the top of the page. This will give you an overview of the program, a link to frequently asked questions and a video tutorial.

For more information, please see the HIP flier or visit ADOA Benefit Options Wellness.


Preventing Inappropriate Behavior and Workplace Harassment Training (Re-Posted 01/02/2018)

Beginning in January 2018, all State Personnel System (SPS) employees are required to complete the state’s enhanced workplace harassment prevention training.

The 30-minute on-line training course, Preventing Inappropriate Behavior and Workplace Harassment (LAW1006EMP), must be completed between January 2, and March 30, 2018. Completion of workplace harassment prevention training will be an annual requirement going forward.

It is important that employees understand how harassment negatively affects the work environment for everyone and interferes with our ability to get work done. This training will help you identify appropriate and inappropriate workplace conduct and provide guidance on steps to take if you are the target of or witness harassing behavior.

Annual harassment prevention training is MANDATORY for all SPS employees. For additional information and step-by-step instructions for accessing and completing the training, please click HERE.

If you work for a non-SPS agency, different requirements may apply. Your agency’s Human Resources office will be able to clarify this information for you.


2017 W-2 Online (Posted 01/02/2018)

Employees paid through the ADOA Statewide Payroll System (HRIS) are encouraged to consent to receive their 2017 W-2 online.

For more information and to view this year’s flyer, click here.


Excess Annual Leave Final Reminder (Posted 11/20/2017)

Excess annual leave must be used on or before Friday, January 12, 2018, to avoid forfeiture of the excess hours. For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees. Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture. Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.


Annual Leave Usage (Posted 08/14/2017)

Excess Annual Leave is Subject to Forfeiture: Employees are expected to manage and use their annual leave throughout the year to ensure any excess annual leave is used by the end of the year. For agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry over into a new calendar year is 320 hours for uncovered employees and 240 hours for covered employees. Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture. It is important that employees be aware of their annual leave balances through the remainder of the year and schedule leave with their supervisor, so that impacts on end of year coverage will be minimal and carryover exception requests are reduced significantly. There should not be any expectation that unused excess leave will be approved for carryover, even if it has been approved in the past. Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to YES and clicking on Leave Activity.


Retirement System Updates: (Posted 06/26/2017)

• Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS): Beginning July 1, 2017, the total contribution rate will be 11.50% for both the employer and the employee, up just slightly from the total rate of 11.48% for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. For more information, please visit ASRS’s web site at https://www.azasrs.gov/.

• Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS): In 2016, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1428, which creates new benefit provisions for Tier 2 PSPRS members (not CORP or EORP) hired between January 1, 2012, and June 30, 2017, and for Tier 3 members who will be hired on or after July 1, 2017. For more information, please visit PSPRS’s web site at http://www.psprs.com/.

• Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS), Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), and Elected Officials’ Retirement Plan (EORP): During the 2017 legislative session, several pension reforms affecting PSPRS, EORP and/or CORP were passed and signed into law. For more information about these changes, please visit PSPRS’s web site at http://www.psprs.com/.

Any specific retirement-related questions should be referred to the applicable retirement system.


State and Federal Employees Exempt from New Arizona Earned Paid Sick Leave Law: (Posted 06/12/2017)
As you may have been hearing in the news, beginning July 1, 2017, the new Arizona earned paid sick leave law goes into effect. Last November, Arizona voters approved Proposition 206, The Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act, which increased Arizona’s minimum wage to $10.00 per hour and requires companies in Arizona to provide their employees with earned paid sick time.The State of Arizona and the federal government were specifically exempted from these new provisions.

Although the new law does not apply to state employees, the State already provides a generous leave plan for full-time and most part-time employees which is greater than what is required by Proposition 206. To view your total compensation, which provides the value of your annual (vacation) and sick leave, log into YES, select “Pay” and then click on the “Total Compensation” tab.

If you have any questions regarding leave eligibility, accruals or usage, please contact your agency Human Resources Office.


ETE Email Reminders : (Posted 01/09/2017)
ETE emails to remind employees to enter and submit their time have erroneously gone out today, earlier than the typical schedule, due to a technical issue. Employees could have received multiple email reminders to enter ETE. Employees can enter and submit time now or they can disregard the emails and enter and submit their ETE timesheet later in the week according to agency prescribed timelines. HRIS is aware of and working to resolve the issue.


 

 

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