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HR Update

A periodic update for City of Scottsdale employees and retirees on benefits information and upcoming events from Human Resources.

Donate For Life

As part of a request from the Department of Health and Human Services, American citizens are being encouraged to support the Donate for Life initiative.

You may not be aware that the option for organ donation was removed from the state driver's licenses in 1996. Since that time, there has been no formal mechanism for Arizona residents to donate. Currently there are more than 85,000 Americans waiting for life-saving organ transplants and sadly 17 people die each day waiting for a transplant.

Anyone wishing to be a donor may complete a registration form on-line at www.AZDonorRegistry.orgleavingcos.gif (340 bytes)

Blood Drives

The city holds four Blood Drives at the Civic Center Senior Center and the Corp Yard Wrangler room each year. Currently the city has an approximate 15% employee donation rate. We are working to increase this number by holding additional blood drives each year.

By employing the Employee Benefits Communication Team (EBCT) as a Blood Drive sub-committee and consistently filling the blood drives, the city should be able to reach "Bronze" recognition status through United Blood Services. We will begin including blood drive communications through the EBCT to assist in increasing blood drive participation and awareness.


Aetna EPO and PPO Representative Onsite

Need help with a claim? An Aetna representative will be on-hand to help you understand your benefits, help you navigate their on-line services, and answer any questions you may have. Appointments are booked in half-hour increments at the Cholla Conf Room at Corp Yard and in the HR Learning Library on Main Street.  Please call Human Resources at 480-312-7600 for outside visit dates or to schedule an appointment.



The ICMA-RC 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is a program that allows you to save and invest for your retirement. ICMA-RC waives all administration fees for City of Scottsdale employees participating in this program with a wide range of popular investment options.  Ross Emmer is available in the HR Learning Library on Main Street as well as at the Corp Yard at various times during the month.  To schedule an appointment, contact Human Resources at 480-312-7600.

You can contact ICMA-RC Representative Ross Emmer directly at 1-877-439-1144, opt. 4 or e-mail him at remmer@icmarc.org.


Retirees and Past Employees Group

Retirees and past employees have formed this group so that retirees and former employees can stay in touch, if they so desire. The general mission is to promote communication and camaraderie among former City of Scottsdale employees and to assist retirees in staying informed about benefits after employment. In addition, they hold three events a year where those that can get together to socialize and renew friendships and maybe even make new ones. These events are held in the fall, over the holidays, and in the spring.

If you are interested in learning more about this group or becoming a member please feel free to contact the Membership Secretary, Dan Schmidt at deschmidt1@q.com or for those that may not have e-mail his telephone number is 480-657-9572.

Note: The above information is being provided to you solely as a courtesy of the retirees/former employees group. The retiree/former employee group is not administered by the City of Scottsdale.


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Contact us at 480-312-7600 or via email at hr@scottsdaleaz.gov