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Educational Benefits

Center for Professional Development: This unit of Human Resources offers a variety of professional development courses. You can also find links to learning resources offered by other units.

Continuing Professional Development: Eligible employees receive 16 hours of release time per year to pursue professional development opportunities.

Qualified Tuition Reduction: The University of Arizona is proud to offer Qualified Tuition Reduction to eligible employees, their dependents, and their qualified domestic partners.

Employee Discounts

Discounts: Your CatCard is your passport to numerous discounts across campus. Also look for local businesses, especially in the Main Gate and central Tucson areas, that offer discounts. Merchants advertising "student discounts" generally will give that discount to anyone who shows a CatCard, including employees.

UA employees also have access to a discounted home and auto insurance program and to discounts with national retailers through Perks at Work.

Family-Friendly Benefits

Family-Friendly InformationThis document summarizes the family-friendly benefits, services, and policies at UA.

UA Resources for Expecting and New Parents: The University of Arizona is committed to being a family-friendly employer, and we offer several supports to help you continue your career through this major life transition.

​Flexible Work Arrangements: Because UA is committed to being a family-friendly employer, we support employees in negotiating flexible work arrangements that enable them to meet both their work and family responsibilities.

Life & Work Connections offers valuable child-care resources, guidance on elder care concerns, and a variety of confidential employee assistance services to support you through life transitions and difficulties.

Temporary Alternative Work Arrangements: Eligible employees may request up to 16 weeks during which they work modified duties to help them stay on active UA employment while recovering from illness, caring for a sick family member, bringing a new child into the home, or similar circumstances.

Insurance Benefits

Benefits-eligible employees are eligible for insurance benefits ranging from health, dental, and vision insurance, to life insurance, and long- and short-term disability. Click here to learn more. 

Newly Eligible Employees click here to understand your eligiblity and enrollment process.


All eligible UA employees are required to participate in a retirement plan, where the employee contribution is matched equally by the employer. Classified staff are required to enroll in the Arizona State Retirement System. Appointed personnel have a choice between Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Plan. All employees may choose to participate in supplemental retirement plans to increase their retirement savings.

For comprehensive information about planning for, transitioning through, and continuing beyond University retirement, visit the Division of Human Resources' Road Ahead website.

Click here to link to UA retirement forms.

Vacation Time and Sick Time

The Leaves section links to information on vacation and sick time as well as numerous other paid and unpaid time away from work available to UA employees.