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  • Service Purchase change: Limitation lifted for eligible members

    Due to a recent court case, the Arizona State Retirement System will now allow members with a membership date prior to July 20, 2011 to purchase any and all eligible Other Public Service, Military Service and Leave of Absence Service.

    The ASRS Service Purchase program allows actively contributing members and members receiving long-term disability to purchase past service time under specific qualified categories.

  • ASRS honored with Performance Excellence Awards

    The Arizona State Retirement System recently received two awards from the Southwest Alliance for Excellence for two online projects designed to assist members. The Southwest Alliance for Excellence, formerly the Arizona Quality Alliance, recognizes organizations for excellence in quality, performance and outcomes through a program modeled after the Malcom Baldridge Award.
  • Information for same-sex married members

    As of October 17, 2014, Arizona has legally recognized same sex marriage. As a result, the ASRS has updated its policies and procedures to reflect this change, with the same application of retirement policies and procedures for married individuals regardless of sex or gender. A marriage certificate is the required document for determining if a person is a “spouse.”

  • Contribution rates to decrease slightly next fiscal year

    At its December 5 meeting, the ASRS Board of Trustees accepted valuations for the various ASRS program plans and approved new contribution rates for the Defined Benefit Plan for fiscal year 2015-16, which take effect July 1, 2015. For the first time in six years, the total contribution rate paid by ASRS members and employers will decrease, albeit nominally.


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Legislative Updates

Read about ASRS legislation and view past legislative summaries on the ASRS Legislation.

Follow current legislation via our regularly updated ASRS Bill Tracker

Statues

The ASRS is governed primarily by Title 38 of the Arizona Revised Statues. The Arizona State Legislature provides all up-to-date state statues online. The primary retirement-related statues are (Title 38, Chapter 5, Article 1,2, and 2.1).

Rules

Arizona Administrative Code includes formal Rules that state agencies must follow in administering and applying relevant state statutes. To see more, visit the Rules page.

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