SAAM Additions, Updates, and Drafts Effective November 15, 2021

New or updated Sections, if any, of the State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM) listed below have been posted to /publications/saam.

Changes contained in updated SAAM sections can easily be identified using the instructions contained in SAAM 0007.

New or updated SAAM Drafts, if any, have been posted to /publications/saam/saam-draft.

Drafts are posted for comment and do not reflect policy statements that are in effect. Agencies are requested to review any Drafts within sixty (60) days of initial posting and send their comments to [email protected].


Updated  SAAM Section(s)


Payroll and Personnel: Remote Work and Virtual Office Employees

New policy providing guidance for remote and virtual office employees, including the requirements regarding Form GAO-75, Request to Work Outside of Arizona.


Lists: Glossary

Update adding new terms from the new SAAM 5534.








A new policy SAAM 5534 has been issued to provide guidance for remote and virtual office employees.  As part of this policy, a new Form GAO-75, Request to Work Outside of Arizona, has also been issued to facilitate the proper recording and authorization of employees performing work outside of Arizona.  This process will help ensure compliance and the correct setup in HRIS for proper tax withholdings for all states within the United States.  An additional resource, Background & FAQs for Employees Working Outside of Arizona has been posted on the Agency Payroll Guide under I. Key Payroll Reference Documents on the GAO webpage at /payroll-rasl/payroll-guide.

Comments, corrections, complaints and compliments should be emailed to [email protected].  Please include the number of the SAAM section and relevant paragraph(s) (SAAM NNNN-nn.nn.nn) in the subject line.  Questions about employees performing work outside of Arizona should be emailed to [email protected].