The Arizona Retiree Accumulated Sick Leave (RASL) Program offers an officer or employee of the State of Arizona the opportunity for payment of accumulated (unused) sick leave at retirement. To be eligible for the program, the individual must meet the following requirements:
- Have an accumulated sick leave balance of 500 or more hours at the date of termination from employment; and
- The accumulated sick leave hours must be available for use at the time of termination; and
- Must establish a retirement date from an “Authorized Retirement System” that is effective within 31 calendar days after the date of termination from State employment (the retiree must have an effective retirement date on file with an Authorized State Retirement System); and
- Complete and return the Retiree Accumulated Sick Leave (RASL) Program Application and Certification Form (GAO-SL-50) and appropriate Checklist (see below) to the Arizona Department of Administration, General Accounting Office within 180 calendar days following the effective retirement date. Both the retiree and agency sections must be completed before submission to the General Accounting Office.
Authorized Retirement Systems include: the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP), the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) established by the Arizona Board of Regents, the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS), or be an employee of a State University under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents who participates in a Federal Retirement System.
Although Arizona law (A.R.S. § 38-764 (I)) allows certain ASRS members to retire and receive a pension without termination of employment, the RASL Program requires a termination with retirement.