Statewide Policies, Guidelines and Bulletins

The following statewide policies, guidelines and bulletins (policies) 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.


Summary of Authority
Records - HRIS Date Fields
Talent Mobility Guidelines


Political Appointment Positions


Interviewing Out-of-State Candidates
Relocating Out-of-State Candidates
Application for Employment; Pre-employment Reference and Background Checks
Disqualification for Consideration of Employment
Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Records)
Change in Assignment
Special Assignment Policy


Compensation Guidelines
Shift Differential
Telework Program
Administrative Leave
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Leave
Public Safety Employees’ Supplemental Benefit Plan


Review of Suspensions, Demotions, Dismissals
Promotional Probation and Reversion
Elect to Become Uncovered
Definitions for Dismissal or Discipline
Reductions in Force (RIF) Guidelines