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Office of Workforce Development


The Office of Workforce Development is responsible for determining the needs of the agency and for development and delivery of a variety of programs.  Through training activities, employees improve the skills they need to satisfy the requirements of their job, or meet individual professional development needs.

State of Arizona Workforce ReportPDF
This annual report contains information about state personnel and the operation of the state personnel system. More than 30 charts and tables detail the following areas: compensation; employee mobility; equal employment, and workforce characteristics.

New Employee Orientation
Employees are welcomed to the Department on a monthly basis.

Leadership Development Program
Supervisors and managers attend 30 hours of training to meet the requirements of a legislatively mandated leadership program.

Certified Public Manager
Upon completion of the Management Leadership Program, employees have the opportunity to continue their education by enrolling in the Certified Public Manager (CPM) program at Arizona State University.  (Other requirements may be needed to qualify for entry in this program.)

Career Development/Tuition Reimbursement
Employees have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities by attending an educational or technical institution to obtain Continuing Education Unit's or pursue a degree.  Tuition reimbursement may be available for employees who have completed their original probation.

Distance Learning Program
The Office of Workforce Development coordinates the Distance Learning activities for the State of Arizona. Distance learning provides the unique ability to deliver instruction and training to individuals in their home, office or classroom when face-to-face interaction is not possible.