Statewide Policies Guidelines and Bulletins

The following statewide policies, guidelines and bulletins are issued by the Arizona Department of Administration (ADOA), Human Resources Division (HRD). These policies apply to all state government agencies, boards and commissions under the State Personnel System. These policies replace earlier versions, which are no longer printed or distributed. The ADOA Director, or designee, reserves the right to modify, revoke, suspend, terminate or change any of the provisions of these policies, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without notice. These policies do not create rights or privileges for employees nor add duties or responsibilities for management. The failure of a supervisor to follow any procedure in these policies shall not create any rights for any subordinate employee.

No contract of employment is created by these policies. Nothing in these policies changes the fact that all uncovered employees are at will employees and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. State of Arizona employees who are covered are granted certain rights and responsibilities. However, no employee acquires employee rights in excess of, or in addition to those authorized under the State Personnel Rules or Arizona Revised Statutes. Nothing in these policies should be interpreted to conflict with Federal or State laws or rules. If a conflict is discovered, the appropriate laws or rules control. 



Date Policy/Form Number
10/06/21 Summary of Authority Provided by Rule ASPS/HRD - PA1.02 PDF
05/31/23 Prohibition Against Discrimination ASPS/HRD - PA1.04 PDF
05/12/16 Records - HRIS Date Fields ASPS/HRD - PA1.05 PDF

Classification System

Date Policy/Form Number
05/05/15 Political Appointment Positions ASPS/HRD - PA2.01 PDF

Recruitment, Selection & Appointment

Date Policy/Form Number
04/07/15 Disqualification for Consideration of Employment ASPS/HRD - PA3.02 PDF
03/02/18 Application for Employment; Pre-employment Reference and Background Checks ASPS/HRD - PA3.03 PDF
05/06/15 Change in Assignment ASPS/HRD - PA3.04 PDF
11/19/12 Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Records) ASPS/HRD - PA3.06 PDF
04/13/13 Special Assignment ASPS/HRD - PA3.07 PDF
07/15/15 Transportation or Other Travel Expenses for Interviews of Out of State Candidates ASPS/HRD-PA3.01 PDF

Compensation System

Date Policy/Form Number
09/30/23 Compensation Guidelines ASPS/HRD - GA4.01 PDF
05/09/22 Shift Differential ASPS/HRD - PA4.01 PDF
08/06/19 Public Safety Employees’ Supplemental Benefit Plan ASPS/HRD - PA4.04 PDF
08/11/22 Transportation or Moving Expense Reimbursement for New Employees ASPS/HRD - PA4.06 PDF

Conditions of Employment

Date Policy/Form Number
12/02/21 Remote Work Program ASPS/HRD - PA5.01 PDF
12/14/20 Resources in Support of Educational Activities ASPS/HRD - PA5.02 PDF


Date Policy/Form Number
09/27/22 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Leave ASPS/HRD - PA6.02 PDF
02/14/18 Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave ASPS/HRD - PA6.03 PDF
09/02/22 Administrative Leave Approval and Reporting Requirements ASPS/HRD - PA6.04 PDF
09/02/23 Family Sick and Paid Parental Leave Pilot Program ASPS/HRD - PA6.05 PDF
01/11/24 Civic Duty Leave - Serving at Voting Locations ASPS/HRD - PB6.06 PDF


Date Policy/Form Number
12/23/21 Review of Suspensions, Demotions, Dismissals ASPS/HRD - PA8.01 PDF


Date Policy/Form Number
02/15/23 Talent Mobility Guidelines ASPS/HRD - GA10.02 PDF

Covered Employees

Date Policy/Form Number
07/03/15 Definitions for Dismissal or Discipline ASPS/HRD - B.01 PDF
01/22/21 El​ection to Become At Will Uncovered ASPS/HRD - B.02 PDF
10/18/12 Promotional Probation and Reversion ASPS/HRD - PB2.01 PDF
03/18/19 Reduction in Force (RIF) Guidelines ASPS/HRD - PB6.01 PDF