DO YOU NEED TO UPDATE YOUR W-4 FOR 2021? - Friday, November 13, 2020
Now is the time to consider if you need to make a change on your Form W-4 and or A-4 (Federal/State) for the 2021 year. In other words, has there been a change in your household that would require you have more or less withholding from your pay.


Also, please be sure to notify HR if you have a change of address.

Catastrophic Leave Bank

The Catastrophic Leave Bank is now OPEN for donations. It will be open from January 1 through January 31, 2021 for donations.

Any certified employee is eligible to donate to the Catastrophic Leave Bank and may contribute up to ten (10) days per year.

Contact the HR Department for a Catastrophic Leave Bank Donation form. 


Open Enrollment

Tax Withholding Estimator - Go to


W2 for 2019 - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The 2019 W2's are ready for you to print. In iVisions go to the Pay/Tax Information tab and highlight it. In the drop down click on Employee W2. There will be a box that you must enter the last four numbers of your social. Then click Submit to view your W2.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Payroll and we will be happy to help.


Policy Spotlight: GBEF Staff Use of Digital Communications and Electronic Devices

Governing Board Policy GBEF Staff Use of Digital Communications and Electronic Devices - Friday, November 15, 2019


Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to communicate through interactive dialogue. Social media technologies include but are not limited, to blogs, picture-sharing, vlogs, wall-postings, e-mail, instant messaging, music-sharing, crowdsourcing, voice over IP (VoIP), Facebook, LinkedIn, My Space, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat and any other successor protocol to transmit information. Mobile technologies are any devices that: transmit sounds, images, texts, messages, videos, or electronic information; electronically records, plays or stores information; or accesses the Internet, or private communication or information networks. Current examples are smart phones such as BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, and other such mobile technologies and subsequent generations of these and related devices.

The Governing Board recognizes how web-based and mobile technologies are fundamentally changing opportunities to communicate with individuals or groups and how their use can empower the user and enhance discourse. The Board equally recognizes that the misuse of such technologies can be potentially damaging to the District, employees, students and the community. Accordingly, the Governing Board requires all employees to adhere to adopted policies and to utilize digital communications and electronic devices in a professional manner at all times.

The Board establishes the following perimeters: The District Employee

  • Shall adhere to all Governing Board policies related to technologies including but not limited to the use of District technology, copyright laws, student rights, parent rights, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), staff ethics, and staff-student relations;

  • Is responsible for the content of his/her posting on any form of technology through any form of communication;

  • Shall only use District controlled and approved technologies when communicating with students or parents; 

  • Shall ensure that technologies used to communicate with students, parents and District staff are maintained separate from personal technologies used to communicate with others; 

  • Shall not use District owned or provided technologies to endorse or promote a product, a cause or a political position or candidate.

  • Shall, in all instances be aware of his/her association with the District and ensure the related content of any posting is consistent with not only how the employee wishes to present him/herself to colleagues, community members, parents and students, but how the District expects the employee to represent him/herself in the community in line with Policy GBEA, Staff Ethics and GBEBB, Staff Conduct with Students; 

  • Shall not use District logos or District intellectual property without the written approval of the Superintendent;

  • Shall use technologies to enhance and add value to communications with all recipients and be respectful of those with whom they communicate;

  • Shall immediately report all misuse or suspected misuse of technology to their direct supervisor/administrator who in turn will immediately report to the Superintendent;

  • Shall comply with all applicable records management parameters established by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.

The Superintendent shall establish which technologies are approved for use by employees to communicate with parents and students. Approved technologies shall be communicated to the Board and employees prior to the start of every school year, to newly elected Board members prior to taking office, and to newly hired employees as part of the hiring process.

Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination and may constitute a violation of federal or state law in which case appropriate law enforcement shall be notified.

Social Media Reminders/Tips

All employees are reminded to appropriately use social media and social networking as effectively and responsibly as possible.

The following guidelines are recommended for all employees:

  • Employees may not use social media networking for personal use during work time.

  • Employees must be mindful of the fact that social media sites and blogs are not private. Information may remain posted for years. Moreover, such postings could become subject to public records requests.

  • Posting of inappropriate messages, photographs, and/or documents  which can become available to public or even only to the school and the local community is not permissible. Employees should understand that doing so can have professional and/or personal ramifications that can expose the employee to liability; whether posted on District time or on personal time.

  • Employees should be cautious before posting images of students or colleagues on any website, whether District or personal, without prior authorization from parents of such students, from the colleagues, and from District supervisory personnel. 

  • Employees should refrain from comments, whether on District sites or personal sites, about students, colleagues, parents, or any other person that could lead to personal or professional harm to the employee or to the person about whom one is commenting.

  • Employees need to remember that as a District employee, the employee is an ambassador for the District. Thus, employees must be mindful in their usage of social media and social networking that their actions may have personal, professional, ethical, and legal consequence not only for them, but also for their colleagues, the District, and the community at-large. 


Welcome to the iVisions Employee Self Service Web Portal

Once logged into our site you will have the ability to view and manage many elements of employee information, including your employee profile, benefits enrollment, pay stubs, tax withholding information (W-4), and more. Information is available 24/7 via the secure iVisions Portal.

403(b) & 457(b) TSA Notice to Employees

Employer/Client Information Release

(November 11, 2019)


Maximum Allowable Contribution (MAC) Limits for 2020:


TSA Consulting Group, Inc (TSACG) is committed to providing our clients with the most current 403(b) and 457(b) Plan information as it is released by the IRS.  The latest IRS information concerning MAC limits indicates that the normal limit has been increased for calendar year 2020. 


MAC Limits for 2020


     * The normal calendar year limit for 403(b) and 457(b) plans will increase from $19,000 to $19,500 for 2020. 


     * The age based additional amount (age 50 by 12/31/2020) will increase from $6,000 to $6,500 for 2020. 


     * Any other catch-up options that may be applicable to your Plan(s) remain unchanged. 




All employees, regardless of age or years of service, may contribute up to $19,500 to their 403(b) and 457(b) account in 2020.  (The limit is coordinated for 403(b) accounts.  (The limit is coordinated for 403(b) accounts.  457(b) accounts are not coordinated with other plans.) 


Employees who will attain age 50 by 12/31/2020 may contribute an additional $6,500 to 403(b) and 457(b) accounts in 2020.  (This limit is coordinated for 403(b) accounts.)  


IRC §415 Limit


The overall employee and employer contribution limit for 403(b) plans increases by $1,000 to a total of $57,000 effective January 1, 2020.  This overall defined contribution limit is of special importance to those plan sponsors with Special Pay Plans that are designed to accommodate accumulated leave payments.  


Please see our webpage on the TSACG website for our new Salary Reduction Agreement**  This agreement must be used going forward when submitting a request.


 Vendor Information - 403(b) and 457(b) Authorized Investment Providers     


·         ASPIRE (American Funds)

·         AXA Equitable Life Insurance Co.

·         Foresters Financial Services Inc.

·         Great American Life Insurance Co. (GALIC)

·         MetLife

·         Security Benefit Life

·         VALIC


For more information regarding retirement plans for Buckeye Elementary, please visit the following websites.

ASRS Information

Edit ASRS - Withdrawal of Contributions 

Upon separation from ASRS employment and withdrawal of your ASRS account balance, a member waives any and all rights to ASRS membership benefits.  A member who separates from ASRS employment and is no longer making contributions to the ASRS may leave your monies on account with the ASRS for a future retirement benefit or refund.  Your account will continue to accrue interest at a rate of 8 percent per year.  Members who have left ASRS employment and wish to withdraw their account balance should review the information below.  If you have any questions, please contact ASRS at (602) 240-2000. 

Applying for a Refund- To receive a refund of your retirement contributions, you must complete the "Application for Withdrawal of Contributions and Termination of Membership" electronic form on the ASRS website, located under the "I want to Refund" section. Your employer must complete an Ending Payroll Verification for Withdrawal of Contributions form if you request the refund within six months after termination. Completed forms must be sent to the ASRS to be processed. Members who receive a refund of contributions waive any present or future rights to ASRS benefits, including all credited service accrued up to this point.  You may withdraw your funds in cash and pay all taxes and penalties.  Or, you may roll over your funds to another qualified retirement program.  If you have five or more years of service, you may be entitled to all or a portion of employer matching funds, provided your initial membership date is on or before June 30, 2011.  Your refund will include all of your contributions, plus interest.  The interest rate applied to account balances is set at 8 percent.  However, for purposes of withdrawal only, inter   read more... 

Employee Links

To all Certified Staff - REMEMBER to record your absence in AESOP also. Or, you can call AESOP @ (800) 942-3767 (please add this phone number to your cell phone)


Edit301 Money

In order to be eligible to receive 301 money, you must have an appropriate current Arizona certificate (Reciprocal, Provisional, Standard, or Intern) on file with the District Office by March 15th.

EditAZ Dept. of Education
Certification Information
Please be sure to check the expiration date on your certificate. Certificates can be renewed six months prior to expiration.


Human Resources

Sue Johnson  623-925-3433

April Rhodes  623-925-3409

Elsa Garcia  623-925-3408

Irma Lira  623-925-3432



Linda Robertson  623-925-3410

Kerri Kerr  623-925-3411

Stephanie Keilholtz  623-925-3412




Edit301 Money

In order to be eligible to receive 301 money, you must have an appropriate current Arizona certificate (Reciprocal, Provisional, Standard, or Intern) on file with the District Office by March 15th.

EditAZ Dept. of Education
Certification Information
Please be sure to check the expiration date on your certificate. Certificates can be renewed six months prior to expiration.


W-2 Notice to Employee

The instructions that are normally printed on the back of paper W2's are available here electronically for your convenience