Intent to Separate Form (In PDF)

Planning to Retire?

If you're getting ready to retire, please consult the Tucson Unified Guide to Retirement (in PDF), which provides important retirement information and instructions you will need to follow for a worry-free retirement.

Tucson Unified Guide to Retirement (in PDF)

Notice of Intent to Separate

If you are planning to retire be sure to complete the Intent to Separate form (in PDF) before your bargaining unit deadline and give it to your direct supervisor and Human Resource.

Please do not use an older version of this form than provided above. The FAQ section attached to the Intent to Separate form will help answer your questions about separating from the District.

You may fax your Intent to Separate form to (520)-798-8683 or mail it to:
Human Resources Department
1010 E. 10th Street
Tucson, AZ 85719

Sick Leave Pay Out

Be sure to read your applicable employee agreement for eligibility requirements of sick leave payout. Some agreements also have deadlines listed for turning in a separation notice in order to be eligible for the sick leave payout:

  • If you are a teacher, counselor, nurse or another position that is covered under the TEA CONSENSUS AGREEMENT, you must turn in your "intent to separate" on or before November 1st or February 1st for a separation at the end of the semester. Separations effective at the end of the semester are not assessed the liquidated damages fee. The separation notice also serves as your request for any sick leave payout for which you may be eligible; see Article 24 to see if you qualify.
  • If you are covered under the ELI AGREEMENT, the deadline for providing the separation notice (and therefore be considered for sick leave payout if eligible) is November 15th or January 15th for a separation at the end of the semester. Refer to Article 9 for specific information on eligibility of the sick leave payout.
  • If you an EXEMPT ADMINISTRATOR (most Director Positions), the deadline is also November 15th or January 15th for an end-of-semester separation. Article 9 explains the eligibility of the sick leave payout and qualifications.

Benefits in Retirement

Contact the Arizona State Retirement System (520)-239-3100 regarding other options available to you. Note: you may be eligible for an insurance subsidy.

Additional Resources

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El Distrito Escolar unificado de Tucson está comprometido a una política no discriminatoria basada en discapacidad, raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad o expresión de género, edad u origen nacional. Esta política prevalecerá en todos los asuntos relativos a la Mesa Directiva, los empleados del Distrito, estudiantes, el público, los servicios y programas educativos y las personas con las que la Mesa Directiva realiza negocios.