Important Notice Regarding Health Insurance Marketplace
When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family, a notice that provides some basic information about the new Marketplace and the Benefit Options health coverage is available, click here to view the notice.
ANNUAL LEAVE CARRYOVER
In accordance with the Arizona State Personnel System Rules, the maximum number of annual leave hours an employee may carry into a new calendar year is 240 hours for covered employees and 320 hours for uncovered employees. Any hours in excess of the maximum carryover limits are subject to forfeiture if no exception is granted. Employees who due to extenuating circumstances are unable to reduce their annual leave balances to the maximum limits by January 3, 2014 may apply for an exception by completing the 2013 Application to Carry Forward Excess Annual Leave (click here). The completed application should be submitted to the employee’s immediate supervisor by November 15, 2013 to allow for internal review by the agency.
2013 Mayo Clinic Health Assessment
As part of your BeWell Benefit, Benefit Options Wellness is offering the opportunity to win one of six free Apple iPads, donated by Arizona State Credit Union. Take the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment from now through December 13, 2013 and be entered to win. Click here to directly access the Mayo Clinic Health Assessment website www.bewellstaywell.az.gov. This valuable online tool provides employees with a snapshot of their overall health and participants may be eligible for Health Coaching to assist in making healthy lifestyle changes.
Statewide Employee Handbook
The Arizona Department of Administration has developed an Employee Handbook for all employees in the State Personnel System. This Employee Handbook contains basic information and is intended to be a guide and quick reference tool for you as an employee of the State of Arizona. It provides summary information concerning your position as an employee of the State. For specific information regarding any content in this handbook, contact your agency’s Human Resources office. This Employee Handbook is an advisory document and does not create rights or privileges for employees nor add duties or responsibilities for management.
Cyber Safety Awareness
YES is the State’s Web Based Portal that allows you as an employee the ability to view and maintain your employee data. This system can be accessed anywhere an internet connection exists – from a home computer, laptop or public computers at the library. The State of Arizona takes many precautions to ensure the data stored in YES is guarded against attacks from hackers and cyber criminals. It is your responsibility outside of the workplace to ensure the computers you are using to access YES are protected from such attacks as well. Cyber criminals employ tools such as Keyloggers which monitor the keys typed in and can easily retrieve User IDs, passwords and other information a user may not wish others to know about. Click here to learn how you can reduce your chances of falling victim to such attacks.
The Department of Administration, Human Resources Division is excited to announce an additional benefit now available to all current State of Arizona employees and their dependents. Two State contracts were recently awarded to provide employees with the option to enroll in post-secondary educational courses and professional development classes at a discounted tuition rate through Grand Canyon University and AGTS, Inc. Below is a brief summary of each of the vendors and the benefit available to employees. Please contact each vendor directly for additional information.
Grand Canyon University (GCU) will provide a 10% discount on the cost per credit hour for all employees of the State of Arizona (State employee dependents receive a 5% discount). At GCU, you can take traditional and evening courses at the main campus in the heart of Phoenix as well as select, off-site satellite locations, or 100% online. Once accepted to the University, all employees and/or their dependents will have a single point of contact as they proceed through the enrollment process. For additional information about GCU, their program offerings or to enroll, please visit www.gcu.edu or contact Michelle Deortentiis at 602.770.4532 or email@example.com.
AGTS, Inc. will provide a minimum 15% discount on the non-member fee per class for all employees of the State of Arizona and/or their dependents. AGTS, Inc. offers half-day to one-day professional development seminar classes in the Phoenix-Metro area and other sites throughout the State. For additional information about AGTS, Inc. and full descriptions of their offerings, please visit www.agts.com or call 480.967.7544 x2 or 800.970.1270 x2.
Air Quality Forecast
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