Arizona State University offers a comprehensive benefit package as a way to recruit, retain and recognize its employees. Benefits also provide support to an employee’s family, health and financial future.

To learn more about the benefits ASU offers, please visit the following sites:

New hires 

New employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 hours or .5 FTE or more per week for at least 90 consecutive days are eligible for benefits. Your child under age 26, your disabled child age 26 or older, if eligible, and spouse are considered eligible dependents. 

All new hires must complete the benefits enrollment within 30 days of hire. That includes choosing their mandatory retirement plan. Click here to review the benefit orientation

Financial security, FSAs and retirement

ASU offers its employees numerous ways to help plan for their financial security. The Financial Security guide contains eligibility and guidelines for life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts for child care, tuition reduction and other voluntary benefits. Review the links below to learn more:

Leaves of absence

Because there will be times when you will need to take time off away from work due to a personal illness or other life events, ASU offers a number of leave options. If at any time you need to take more than three consecutive days off, unless you are on a short work break or vacation, you should start the leave process. This can be done by following the directions on the staff webpage or faculty webpage.

EAO, wellness and the Health Impact Program

The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) offers free and confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related concerns.  

Employee Wellness engages employees in preventative health care practices in the workplace by way of classes, events, screenings and flu shots. Employees interested in quitting smoking can also take advantage of ASU’s Smoking Cessation programs.

The Health Impact Program engages benefits-eligible employees in proactive health practices and rewards them by providing an incentive of up to $200 per calendar year.  

What you earn at ASU goes beyond your salary. To fully understand the value of your compensation and how our comprehensive benefits package affects it, click on the compensation estimator, which calculates your true compensation. 

Employee discounts

ASU is always looking for ways to bring discounted services, products and experiences to you. Check out the latest by clicking on this link. Come back often to see what else has been added. 

Contact information

ASU employee benefits are managed at the university level. If you have a question, please contact them in the following ways:

  • Phone: Call 1-855-ASU-5081 or 1-855-278-5081 for employee-related services. Call 480-727-9900 for faculty-related services.
  • Email: Reach out to the HR employee service center at
  • Submit a ticket: You can submit a case online, and a human resources specialist will respond promptly. You also can check the status of your request at any time; we will email you a link to your online question for your reference.