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Open Enrollment for 2024 Benefits is October 30 - November 17, 2023 at 5 pm
- Staying the Same - Coverage, carriers, and rates remain the same for the 2024 Plan Year.
- HDHP Deductible - Single $1,600 ($100 increase), All other $3,200 ($200 increase).
- HSA IRS Maximum Contributions (Optum Card) - Single $4,150 ($300 increase), All other $8,300 ($550 increase), Age 55 catch up: $1,000 (no change).
- FSA IRS Maximum Contributions (TASC Card) - Healthcare $3,050 ($200 increase), Limited Purpose $3,050 ($200 increase), Daycare/Eldercare $5,000 (no change).
- Staying the Same - Coverage, carriers, and rates remain the same for the 2024 Plan Year.
Active and Retiree Enrollment Options
- Keep your coverage
- Change your coverage
- You may add/drop dependents and change coverage or carriers. To do so, visit hrsystems.azdoa.gov > YES Portal > Bookmarks> Your Employee Services> Open Enrollment. Be sure to add your dependents to the system via the “dependents” link before you add them to your benefits during the enrollment process. Retirees, visit hrsystems.azdoa.gov > YES Portal > Bookmarks> Retirees> Dependents.
- Active Employees with an FSA
- To keep your FSA for healthcare, limited purpose, or daycare/elder care, you must re-enroll each year. This is your TASC card account.
- If you are electing Supplemental Life for the first time, you must log back into Y.E.S. on January 1, 2024, to update your beneficiaries.
- Effective Date
- Changes made during Open Enrollment will become effective January 1, 2024.
Benefit Expos and Webinars, Guides, and More
- Visit our Open Enrollment 2024 page to learn more.
Training Notification (MAP)
Effective October 23, 2023, the process to assign mandatory performance management training (MAP101 and AZPerforms SPSPERFAPP) to new State Personnel System (SPS) employees is changing. This training will be assigned at the agency level, based on the performance appraisal system (MAP or AZPerforms) being used by the agency.
Employees may have received a message that the course MAP101, Introduction to MAP is no longer available to you. The MAP courses have been removed as mandatory courses at the statewide level, and either MAP101 or the corresponding AZPerforms courses have now been assigned at the agency level as the mandatory courses to meet all statutory and ADOA requirements.
Excess Annual Leave - Final Reminder
Excess annual leave must be used on or before Friday, January 5, 2024 to avoid forfeiture of 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 with few exceptions. Employees who use the pilot Paid Parental Leave and / or expanded Family Sick Leave options AND anticipate excess annual leave hours should meet with their agency Human Resources to determine if they are eligible to request an exception.
Employees and managers can monitor annual leave balances by logging in to Y.E.S. and clicking on Leave Activity.
Update to Paid Parental Leave for SPS Employees
On September 7, 2023, Governor Hobbs announced changes to the family leave offerings for eligible State Personnel System (SPS) employees, effective September 2, 2023. This week, a revision was made to the Paid Parental Leave (PPL) pilot. A temporary exception has been made to the eligibility requirements for those requesting PPL. This exception will allow an employee who would meet the eligibility requirements sometime within the 12 months following the date of birth or placement of the child (that occurred on or after January 1, 2023), to utilize the PPL immediately. This means employees who will become eligible in the near future will not have to wait to utilize PPL. This exception expires September 1, 2024.
Please refer to the updated policy for additional information, or please visit https://hr.az.gov/family-leave-expansion for more information. Please contact your HR representative if you have any questions.
State Employee Charitable Campaign - Oct. 2nd through Nov. 17th
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Proactively manage excess annual leave balances
State Personnel System (SPS) agency employees are expected to manage and use their excess annual leave balance to ensure they don’t lose it. 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 with few exceptions. Employees who use the pilot Paid Parental Leave (PPL) and / or expanded Family Sick Leave options AND anticipate excess annual leave hours should meet with their agency Human Resources to determine if they are eligible to request an exception.
It is important that employees closely manage their annual leave balances through the remainder of the year and schedule leave with their supervisor so that impacts on end of year coverage are minimal and carryover exception requests are significantly reduced.
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 Y.E.S. and clicking on Leave Activity.
Family Leave Updates for SPS Employees
On September 7, 2023, Governor Hobbs announced changes to the family leave offerings for eligible State Personnel System (SPS) employees. The changes are effective September 2, 2023.
Summary of Changes
- The State established a new Paid Parental Leave (PPL) pilot program to provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to eligible employees following the birth of a child, or the new placement of a foster or adoptive child in the home occurring on or after January 1, 2023. Employees no longer need to use their own leave balances or take leave without pay when they add to their families. This PPL must be taken within the 12 months following the birth or placement of the child, unless an exception is granted.
- The State is increasing from 40 to 480 hours the maximum amount of earned sick leave hours an employee may use per calendar year to care for a sick spouse, dependent child or parent. So, employees may now use more of their regularly accrued sick leave to care for their loved ones.
- For cases where both spouses are state employees, each spouse may use a maximum of 12 workweeks of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Leave for the birth and care of a newborn child, placement of a child for adoption or foster care, or to care for a parent who has a serious health condition. And each spouse can use up to 26 work weeks of leave to care for an eligible military service member with a serious injury or illness.
The HRD website https://hr.az.gov/family-leave-expansion provides more information, including Statewide Policy ASPS/HRD-PA6.05, Family Sick and Paid Parental Leave Pilot Program, a Frequently Asked Questions document, and a request form for Paid Parental Leave. For more information about these new policies, please contact your HR representative.
New Fiscal Year and Contribution Rates for Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
On July 1, the ASRS will begin a new fiscal year – FY 2023-24. For members, this is always when new contribution rates go into effect. Starting July 1, 2023, the new total contribution rate will be 12.29%, an increase of slightly more than a tenth of a percent from the FY 2022-23 rate of 12.17%. Visit azasrs.gov for more information.
New AZP/RWA Link
You can now access AZPerforms and RWA from one link in YES. Just click 'AZPerforms/Remote Work' on your left side menu.
The AZPerforms / RWA system will be offline Monday, May 8, 2023, from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (Arizona Time).
We appreciate your patience.