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Alternative State Application Program (ASAP)

The Alternative State Application Program (ASAP) was adopted as a law in the State of Utah in 2010. It is intended to help the State of Utah become a model employer in the hiring and retention of qualified individuals with disabilities.

ASAP allows for non-competitive review and potential hire of qualified candidates and creates a potentially faster way for hiring managers to fill vacancies.

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What is ASAP?

The Alternative State Application Program (ASAP) is a program designed to appoint qualified persons with disabilities through an on-the-job examination period. 

What jobs are eligible to be filled using ASAP?

All Executive Branch career service (schedule B) positions are eligible to be filled using ASAP.

How to qualify to participate in ASAP?

To be eligible, the candidate must meet the minimum qualifications for the job and provide adequate documentation of their disability. 

Adequate documentation includes:

  • SSDI or SSI documentation;
  • Veterans Administration Certification;
  • Letter from Vocational Rehabilitation; or
  • Department of Human Resource Management form letter signed by a physician.

All documentation that determines the nature and extent of a disability will be kept secure, confidential and maintained by the ASAP Coordinator in the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM).

How to apply?

When an eligible position(s) becomes vacant, an ASAP candidate:

  • Applies for the position(s) interested in through the State of Utah’s online application system; and
  • Notifies the ASAP Coordinator of each position they would like to be considered for under ASAP.

The ASAP Coordinator will work with the agency’s recruiter to determine if the hiring manager would like to participate in ASAP, and follows up with the ASAP candidate. 

If hired through ASAP, the candidate will be placed in a time-limited (schedule A) position and begin a six (6) month on-the-job examination period. Supervisors will be instructed to conduct monthly performance evaluations during the six (6) month on-the-job examination period. At the end of the six (6) month period, if successfully performing, the employee will be converted to a career service (schedule B) position and begin the regular probationary period for the job. (Typically a twelve (12) month probationary period.) 

How long are certification documents kept on file?

Certification documents are kept in the DHRM Administration office for a minimum of three years; at which point they are destroyed in accordance to retention schedules provided by the Division of Archives and Records Service.

How to contact the ASAP Coordinator?

The ASAP Coordinator can be reached by calling the Department of Human Resource Management at (801) 538-3025.

The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. The State provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, please contact the Department of Human Resource Management at (801) 538-3025 or TTY (801) 538-3696. 

Leading with Respect

All supervisors of the State of Utah are required to complete Workplace Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention training for supervisors at the time of hire and at least once every two years.

The Workplace Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention Training for Superiors is part of the Leading with Respect module. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Please plan the appropriate time to complete the module in full, as the module is designed to be completed in one session. Some screens do not have audio. You may experience brief delays as the videos load.

Instructions:

  1. Click on the link below for the version of the training you wish to complete.
  2. To receive credit, you must complete the entire training, at which point a certificate of completion will be generated for you.

**New Hire employees be advised that your training login may not be established for up to one week after your start date.**

Standard version of the training:
Click Here for the standard version.

Accessible version of the training:
Click Here for a screen reader compatible version of the training.

No employee login/UMD account
Click Here if you do not have an employee login/UMD account.

No internet access/employee login
If you have employees who do not have internet access please contact Shane Krebs at skrebs@utah.gov.

Utah Learning Portal Participating Agencies:

Departments
Administrative Services (DAS)
Human Resource Management (DHRM)
Technology Services (DTS)
Workforce Services (DWS)
Transportation (UDOT)

Divisions
Air Quality (DAQ-DEQ)
Emergency Management (DEM-DPS)
Juvenile Justice Services (JJS-DHS)
Lieutenant Governors Office

A New Workplace (Telework)

A New Workplace is a modernized and integrated approach toward how we leverage work location, technology, process, and culture to achieve higher performance. Please find more information here.

Employment Posters:
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EEO is the Law
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FMLA Rights
Right to Work
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USERRA Poster
Utah Public Employees Act


2019 Award Recipients

Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox presented 25 awards to 12 individuals and 13 teams during the Governor’s Award for Excellence ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on May 15, 2019.  The award recipients were selected by their respective agencies for their distinguished service and dedication to the citizens of Utah.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence are presented annually to recognize the contributions of state employees in the categories of energy and environment, heroism, humanitarianism, innovation and efficiency, leadership, and outstanding public service.

Please see the program for the 2019 Governor’s Award for Excellence here.


2018 Governor’s Awards for Excellence

Governor Gary R. Herbert and Lieutenant Governor Spencer J. Cox presented twenty-seven awards to fourteen individuals and thirteen teams during the Governor’s Award for Excellence ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on May 17, 2018.  The award recipients were selected by their respective agencies for their distinguished service and dedication to the citizens of Utah.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence are presented annually to recognize the contributions of state employees in the categories of energy and environment, heroism, humanitarianism, innovation and efficiency, leadership, and outstanding public service.

The recipients of the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence are:

Utah National Guard –Utah Army National Guard Aviation Detachment for Humanitarianism

Department of Human Resource Management –DHS HR Field Office for Innovation & Efficiency

Department of Public Safety –Operation Rio Grande DPS Team for Outstanding Public Service

Department of Technology Services – Operation Rio Grande Website & Application for Innovation & Efficiency

Department of Transportation –John Gleason for Outstanding Public Service

Department of Heritage & Arts –Change Leader Program Team for Leadership

Department of Corrections –Marc Miller and Seth Peterson for Heroism

Department of Human Services –Steven Parker for Humanitarianism

Financial Institutions –Eva Rees for Outstanding Public Service

Governor’s Office of Economic Development –Vicki Varela for Leadership

Department of Natural Resources –Fred Hayes for Outstanding Public Service

Science Technology & Research –USTAR Technology Tiger Team for Innovation & Efficiency

Governor’s Office of Energy –Michele Pasker for Leadership

Department of Administrative Services –Fleet Operations Vehicle Replacement Team for Energy & Environment

Board of Education –Scott Jones for Innovation & Efficiency

Department of Commerce –CSD (Controlled Substance Database) Patient Dashboard Project Team for Innovation & Efficiency

Department of Health –Dr. Wu Xu, Ph.D. for Outstanding Public Service

Department of Environmental Quality –Lead in Schools Team for Energy & Environment

Tax Commission –Lynn Solarczyk for Leadership

Utah School for the Deaf and Blind –Jared Felt for Leadership

Labor Commission –Paul Cannon for Leadership

School and Institution of Trust –Ryan Kulig for Innovation & Efficiency

Department of Agriculture and Food –Rick Beckstrand for Leadership

Alcoholic Beverage Control –DABC Employee Work Group for Leadership

Governor’s Office –Operation Rio Grande Team for Leadership

Department of Insurance –Tanji Northrup for Leadership

Department of Workforce Services –Operation Rio Grande Leadership Team for Leadership

PEHP Life Insurance

PEHP Life Insurance

Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, and Weekly Indemnity Insurance is available to all benefit eligible employees.  Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance options offer coverage to both the employee and eligible dependents with options for applying for basic or additional amounts of coverage. Weekly Indemnity only covers the employee.

Employee Coverage

$25,000 basic term life insurance is provided to benefit eligible State of Utah employees free of charge.

  • Up to $150,000 guaranteed issue term-life insurance is available to employees within 60 days of eligibility at the employee’s expense.
  • For coverage above $150,000, or for any amount after 60 days of eligibility, evidence of insurability is required.

Spousal and Dependent Coverage

PEHP offers guaranteed issue term life Insurance for spouses and dependent children of benefit eligible State of Utah employees:

  • Within 60 days of employees eligibility date or marriage.
  • After 60 days, or for coverage greater than the guaranteed issue amount, evidence of insurability is required.
  • All eligible children will be covered at the same level. Cost is the same for one or multiple dependent child coverage.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Select coverage between $25,000 and $250,000
  • The family plan will automatically cover dependents at these percentages
    • Spouse will be covered at 40% of the employee’s coverage amount
    • If you have no dependent children your spouse will be covered at 50% of the employee’s coverage amount
    • Dependent children will be covered at 15% of the employee’s coverage amount
    • If you don’t have a spouse dependent children will be covered at 20% of the employee’s coverage amount

Weekly Indemnity

  • Employee coverage only
  • Must be enrolled in Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Provides a weekly income if you are totally disabled due to an accident that is not job related

Life insurance coverage and premiums are based on multiple factors. For more details, please see The Life and Accident Master Policy and Life and Accident Summary documents or log in to the PEHP Website to access these documents and more in the PEHP Benefit Information Library.

Important Notice from PEHP!

All PEHP members will be receiving new ID cards between 6/13/18 and 6/30/18. These ID cards will be sent to all PEHP members through the postal service mailing system, so please be on the lookout for your PEHP- Member ID Card between the dates mentioned above.

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