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For Your Information
On April 19, 2016, HRIS is implementing a new password policy and password reset self-service feature. If your password contains only numbers, you will be required to change your password on April 19. Please click here for more information.

1095-C Statements
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires nearly all Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty. The ACA also requires certain employers including the State of Arizona to offer health insurance coverage to full-time employees and their dependents. Further, the State of Arizona is required to send an annual statement to all employees eligible for coverage describing the insurance available to them. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created Form 1095-C to serve as that statement. Please click here for more information. Also, you may visit to find out more general information regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Being Prepared:  An Informational Guide for State Employees
A new booklet is available that provides an overview of important information on putting your affairs in order should you pass away while employed by the State. It also includes a form you may wish to use to record important information such as medical and dental plans, bank accounts, location of important documents, etc. Click here to view this important resource.  

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.

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.