ASRS Membership is determined by Arizona Revised Statute A.R.S § 38-711(23)(b). You may have heard or seen it referred to as the: “20/20 criteria”
"Member" means all employees of an employer who are eligible for membership pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-727 and who are engaged to work at least twenty weeks in each fiscal year and at least twenty hours each week.
If an employee is hired to work twenty weeks in a fiscal year at 20 or more hours per week they must begin contributing to the ASRS on day one. (State employers – Please assess whether the waiting period applies and once an employee meets membership edibility, contributions can begin.)
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