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Temporary employment agencies

The University of Arizona has entered into new contracts with 10 agencies to provide temporary staffing services. Learn more.  

Temporary employment agencies play an important role in helping the University of Arizona fill short-term staffing needs.

Advantages to Hiring Departments:

  • Effective and timely means for filling short-term staffing needs
  • Useful way to determine whether workload justifies additional staff, and at what FTE

Disadvantages to Hiring Departments:

  • Cost can sometimes be higher than a UA employee in the same position
  • Exact qualification matches can be harder to find than performing a search for a UA employee

Please consult with Human Resources if your staffing need becomes longer term and a recruitment should be performed.

Arizona Proposition 206 Effect on Temporary Employment Agencies: Proposition 206, passed by Arizona voters in November 2016, mandates that all employees accrue sick time, beginning July 1, 2017. Any employee of a temporary agency who has available sick hours is entitled to use that time. The temporary agency will bill any sick hours used to the UA department employing the worker. Proposition 206 prohibits any retaliation, such as terminating the employment of a worker who uses sick time.

Current Contracts with Temporary Employment Agencies

The University of Arizona has entered into new contracts with 10 agencies to provide temporary staffing services. Under the new temporary staffing contracts, departments will determine the hourly wage to be paid to a temporary worker, and the staffing agency will add a fixed percentage markup to cover its costs. Details can be found in the following PDF document (click on link or image to open). The contracted vendors are:

  • Kelly
  • Staff Matters
  • Allstaff
  • Staffing Solutions
  • Adecco
  • Computer Task Group
  • SPS Consulting
  • Party Staff
  • Randstad
  • A&M Personnel Services