Financial Fitness Expo
The State of Arizona Deferred Compensation Plan will be holding Financial Fitness Expos in Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff in May. Click here for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
RASL Program Notice
Updates on the RASL Program are now available in an article posted on the GAO website. A summary of the topics covered in the article follows: The RASL Program is currently experiencing a high applicant volume. Old versions of the RASL forms will soon no longer be accepted, so applicants will need to utilize current RASL forms. As the end of the year approaches, applicants wishing to utilize deferred compensation need to be aware of the GAO and IRS deadlines. To read the full article, visit http://www.gao.az.gov/news.
Air Quality Forecast
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