Employee Benefits

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Workers’ Compensation

Insurance Carrier:  The Arizona School Alliance for Workers’ Compensation, Inc. – The Alliance – www.azschoolalliance.org

Coverage Begins:  Date of Employment

Any time you are injured during scheduled work hours or even if it is during a scheduled College function which is not during normal work hours or it is off campus it can be considered an industrial claim.  To report the claim, you must contact the Alliance on-call triage nurse at 1-888-252-4689, Ext. 2.  You must also complete an Injury-Illness Report Form.  Please note that your regular medical insurance will not cover on-the-job injuries.
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Employee Development

The employee may receive partial to full funding for an activity from this program. Activities that will be considered could include but are not limited to the following:

Individual and group seminars, workshops, and course work from a regionally accredited institution and apprenticeships.  An employee may receive funding for an individual seminar and/or workshop only once in a fiscal year.  An employee who participates in course work from a regionally accredited institution may receive reimbursement for up to six (6) credit hours within a fiscal year. Applications should be submitted no later than two (2) months before the activity begins. Failure to apply within the stated time frame may mean that available funds have already been disbursed.

An employee must fill out a Course/Workshop/Seminar Request (Form 539A) and forward the application through his/her supervisor to the Office of Human Resources. The Office of Human Resources will submit the application and any accompanying material to the Employee Development Committee.  Funds may be used to cover travel, registration, and related expenses that are associated with an activity.  Funds may be used to reimburse up to 70% of tuition expense for course work to a maximum of the current average credit hour cost at the three state universities.  Upon successful completion of approved course work with a grade of C or better (if on a grading system), the employee will submit documentation along with proof of payment to the Office of Human Resources.   If the college or university is on any other grading scale, the employee must provide proof of successfully completing the course.

Employee Tuition Grant

All full-time employees and their dependents are eligible for an Employee Tuition Grant for classes taken at Central Arizona College. The Employee Tuition Grant applies only to general tuition, registration and processing fees. The Grant does not apply to out-of-state tuition, special course fees, non-credit course fees, and other fees that may be associated with the course. Eligible dependents are also entitled provided they are living with and dependent upon the employee for principal financial support. This includes lawful spouse, unmarried children or stepchildren under age 24, or a person who is under the legal guardianship of the employee.

A completed Employee Tuition Grant (Form 569B) must be submitted to Talent Development. Talent Development will verify and process the grant if the employee or dependent is eligible.

Computer Literacy Incentive Program (CLIP)

This program allows you to select and purchase a computer for up to $2,500 through the College. The employee will make payments through payroll deductions for up to 24 months interest free. The purpose of this program is to encourage employees to keep up with technology.  Contact the College Purchasing Department for restrictions and details.

Direct Deposit

The College offers direct deposit service for your paychecks.  Please contact a payroll clerk in the Business Office for the necessary form.

Staff Fee Waiver

Full-time College employees, their spouses and dependent children are entitled to free general tuition.  It does not apply to out-of-state tuition, lab fees or special fees.
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All Administrative, Managerial/Technical, and Support personnel on a fiscal (12 month) contract shall be able to earn one hundred sixty (160) hours of vacation annually. Administrative, Support or Managerial/Technical employees on less than twelve (12) month contracts shall earn vacation on a pro-rated basis.

Vacation leave may be utilized following ninety (90) calendar days of full-time employment.


The College recognizes ten (10) paid holidays which include:

  • January – New Year’s Day
  • January – Martin Luther King Day
  • February – President’s Day
  • May – Memorial Day
  • July – Independence Day
  • September – Labor Day
  • November – Veteran’s Day
  • November – Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after
  • December – Christmas Day
  • Floating Holiday to be determined annually by the College Governing Board

Sick Leave

Full-time 12-month employees shall accumulate leave at the rate of 3.7 hours per pay period for a total accrual of ninety-six (96) hours annually up to a maximum of 960 hours. Full-time 9-month employees shall accumulate 4 hours per pay period while on contract for  a total accrual of eighty (80) hours annually up to a maximum of 960 hours.  Sick leave may be used for an employee or an immediate family member.

Part-time employee shall accumulate leave at the rate of one (1) hour for every thirty (30) hours worked to a maximum of forty (40) hours annually.

Sick leave hours may be utilized following ninety (90) calendar days from the date of hire.


Full-time staff may be granted up to twenty (20) hours of non-cumulative personal leave per fiscal year, for personal business. Faculty may be granted up to thirty (30) hours of non-cumulative personal leave per fiscal year, for personal business.

New employees will be granted personal leave upon completion of ninety (90) calendar days from the start of employment.


Employees who are currently on paid contract and whose services are not determined essential for operation during school closing may receive Winter Break and Spring Break off as paid leave.


Full-time employees who are currently on contract will receive forty (40) hours of bereavement leave, with pay, in the event of the death of an immediate family member.
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For assistance, please contact:

Paula Prock
Benefits Manager
District Office
8470 North Overfield Road
Coolidge, Arizona 85128
Location: H133 – Administration Building
Phone: 520-494-5072
Fax: 520-494-6019
Email: paula.prock@centralaz.edu