Benefits Information

The Office of Human Resources administers the benefits programs for the university. Information and resources for most commonly researched topics are below. For more detailed benefits information, please visit the Office of Human Resources benefits page.

New Hire Benefits

New hire employees who are benefits eligible must enroll in their benefits within 30 days of their hire date. Benefits are effective the first day of the pay period following the hire date or submission of enrollment forms to the Office of Human Resources, whichever is later, provided enrollment is completed within 30 calendar days of hire.

  • Benefits Guide – provides information on benefits options, coverage and rates
  • Effective Dates – provides information on effective dates for benefits coverage
  • Enrollment Packets – provides information and forms for enrolling into benefit and retirement plans

Open Enrollment

The benefits open enrollment occurs every year for two weeks during October and November. Any changes made during open enrollment will become effective January 1 of the following year. Open enrollment may not always be required to continue benefits from one year to the next and employees should review the open enrollment page for information.

Qualifying Life Events

Employees who have a qualifying life event such as a change in marital status, the number of dependents, dependent eligibility, or employment status of employee, spouse or dependent, may be eligible to drop or add coverage during the plan year. Employees would need to complete the Benefits Enrollment/Change Form and submit it to the Office of Human Resources along with supporting documentation. Additional Information can be found at

Retirement Benefits Information

Employees who are planning to retire should review the Office of Human Resources pre-retirement information page for information on benefits after retirement.

Tuition Waiver

Benefits eligible employees and their dependents may be eligible for reduced tuition. For eligibility and rates, review SPP 505: Employee Reduced Resident Tuition. Eligible individuals will need to complete and submit the appropriate form to the Student Accounts Office at their institution.

*Individuals taking classes at NAU or UA must obtain an OHR Signature on the form. This can be done by faxing the completed form to 480.965.1971 with instructions on how to return it or by bringing the form in person to the Employee Service Center at 1100 E. University Drive (UCNTRA) at the Tempe campus.

Worker’s Compensation

Employees who are injured or become ill in the course of their employment should report the injury or illness no matter how minor. The employee or their supervisor should report the incident within 48 hours by calling 602.542.9675. For additional information on worker’s compensation and applicable forms, visit the Office of Human Resources worker’s compensation page. For additional questions and assistance, please contact the HR Manager in the Office of Finance & Administration.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees have access to the Employee Assistance Office that offers free behavioral health and organizational consultation. Employees may contact the Employee Assistance Office directly for more information on services provided.