• Employee Benefits

    The Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The District provides Health (Middle Option), Mid-Term Disability, and Life Insurance on employees at no cost. There is also additional coverage that you may purchase, such as dependent health insurance, dental, vision, short-term disability, and voluntary life insurance.

    For detailed information on the insurance options offered through PXU, please refer to Employee Benefit Documents page on our website. For additional benefit information, eligibility requirements, and premiums, please review the 2022-2023 Benefits Enrollment Guide.

    Important Information
    Employee Benefit Notices:  

    For important information pertaining to PXU Benefits, please review the Important Employee Benefit Notices (IEBN) 2022-2023.  Please share these notices with any applicable family members.  The IEBN and other information is also available on the Important Employee Benefit Notices webpage.

    End of Employment:

    If you sever your employment with PXU, all insurance benefits via the PXU will terminate on the last day of the month in which your contracted employment ends with the exception of the flexible spending accounts which terminate the last day of your employment.  You will be offered COBRA continuation coverage whereby you will be eligible to keep your medical, dental, and/or vision insurance for an additional 18 months. You can also convert your life insurance to an individual policy; if interested in conversion, please contact the Benefits Department @ 602-764-1538.  For more information on your post-employment insurance options, the PXU Early Retirement Program, unused leave, and retirement, please visit the Resignation/Retirement webpage.

    Mid-year Changes:  

    Generally, you will not be allowed to change your benefit elections or add/delete dependents mid-year unless you have a Special Enrollment Event or a Mid-year Change in Status Event.  In the event, you experience a qualifying event, you must notify the plan within 31 days of the mid-year change in the status event by contacting the District’s Employee Benefits Specialist at 602-764-1538.  The Plan will determine if your change request is permitted and if so, will provide further instructions.  

  • Other Benefits

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    The District's EAP via Jorgensen Brooks Group (JBG) provides free counseling and support for eligible employees and their dependents.  For more information, please visit the EAP webpage.

    Wellness Program

    The District sponsors a Wellness Program to encourage, enhance and support the overall health and quality of life for our employees.  For more information, please visit the Employee Wellness webpage.

    Child Care

    Betty Fairfax and Metro Tech High Schools offer child-care Monday thru Friday from 6:30AM to 5:00PM at competitive pricing.  Please visit the links below for more information.

    Fairfax Kiddie College


    Metro Tech Little Knights Learning Center


    Worker's Compensation

    Employees are covered by Worker's Compensation insurance through The Alliance.  For more information, please visit the Job Injury webpage.

    Paid Leave/Vacation/Holidays

    PXU employees accrue paid leave and vacation (12-month Employees only) and enjoy many paid holidays. Please refer to the  Professional Agreements for specifics.

    Employee Discounts

    PXU employees can access discounts provided by accessing the Employee Discounts page.

    Transportation Passes

    The District provides Bus/Light Rail Passes for all employees for use during their contracted work schedule. Please contact the HR Office @ 602-764-1100 for more details.

  • Questions

    If you have any questions about the PXU Benefits, please contact Cyndy Nelke @ nelke@phoenixunion.org.

  • Retirement Benefits

    Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

    Regular employees working 20 hours or more per week for more than 20 weeks must participate in the ASRS by contributing a specified percentage to the Plan. The retirement benefit an employee receives depends on the number of years and months for which the employee receives retirement credit. For additional information regarding benefits with the ASRS, please visit their website. ASRS Home Page.

    Individual Retirement Plans

    All employees, including part-time and temporary employees, are eligible to establish payroll deductions for contributions into the District Sponsored 403(b) & 457(b) Plans. TSA Consulting Group, Inc (TSACG) is the administrator. TSACG is an independent provider of compliance administration services.  For more information, please see the 403(b) & 457(b) Plan Information sheet.  

    For local contact information for the District Sponsored plans currently available, please see the PXU 403b & 457b Local Advisor List.

    Note: the TSACG Transaction Routing Request Form must accompany any paperwork provided to TSACG by your Investment Provider company or Representative.

    For more information regarding retirement plans please visit the following websites:  tsacg and tsag individual plan sponsor