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Director of Human Resources

Phone Number: 
(520) 545-2136

Fax Number: 
(520) 545-2128

2238 East Ginter Road
Tucson, AZ 85706

Welcome to the Sunnyside Human Resources Benefits Department!

The Sunnyside Benefits Department is constantly looking for more ways to better serve our Sunnyside Unified School District employees, prospective employees and community.  Please review the information contained on this site and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions on how to make this website work better for you.

Snapshot Information -

  • Upon hire, employees are eligible for insurance on the first of the month following 30 days after their initial hire date.
  • Our plan year runs from September 1st through August 31st.
  • Open Enrollment occurs in May and notification will be made through different communication outlets during April and May.

Current Employees -

Mandatory Open Enrollment is from May 8 – May 31, 2017

  • Annual benefits enrollment is your opportunity to review the benefits that  are available to you and your family and make election changes for the new plan year.
  • ALL EMPLOYEES MUST ENROLL or RE-ENROLL by May 31st in order to have insurance benefits effective September 1.
  • Changes for this year:
    • New Medical Carrier:  UMR (a subsidiary of United Healthcare)
    • New Life Insurance Carrier:  Mutual of Omaha – this is your opportunity to obtain life insurance if you have previously been denied!

Review Documentation: 

Log on to to enroll

How to enroll:

iVisions Benefits Enrollment

Download Enrollment "How-to"

iVisions Web Portal

Download Web Portal "How-to"


Please plan to attend one of the following Benefits Overview presentations listed below:

  • Tuesday, May 2nd
    • Mission Manor - 8:00am to 8:30am​
    • Desert VIew High School - 1:45pm to 2:15pm
    • Sunnyside High School - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
    • District West - 3:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 3rd
    • Drexel Elementary - 8:00am to 8:30am
    • Los Amigos Tech Academy - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
    • Elvira Elementary - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
    • Challenger Middle School - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
    • Sierra 2-8 School - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Thursday, May 4th
    • District East - 8:00am to 8:30am
    • Maintenance - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
  • Friday, May 5th
    • Craycroft Elementary - 7:30am to 8:00am
    • Transportation - 10:00am to 10:30am
  • Monday, May 8th
    • Los Niños Elementary - 8:30am to 9:00am
  • Wednesday, May 10th
    • Star Academic High School - 8:30am to 9:00am
    • Summit View Elementary - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
    • Ocotillo Learning Center - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
    • Lauffer Middle School - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
    • Gallego Intermediate - 3:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 17th
    • Liberty Elementary - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
    • Santa Clara Elementary - 1:30pm to 2:00pm
    • Esperanza Elementary - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
    • Rivera Elementary - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 24th
    • Apollo Middle School - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
    • Gallego Primary - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
    • S.U.N. - 3:00pm to 3:30pm


Prospective Employees -

If you are interested in working for a dynamic school district, Sunnyside is the place for you. Our benefit package is created with employee review and input to ensure the most cost-effective package available. The Sunnyside Unified School District is also a member of the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and Long Term Disability (LTD) plan. Please contact us with any questions you may have. Welcome to Sunnyside!

HSA Information -

SUSD is continuing to offer the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) for the lowest premium cost.

You probably have questions such as:

  • What is an HSA?
  • Who can open an HSA?
  • Am I able to contribute and how?

We have had great participation in this plan, if you are interested in learning a little more about HSA’s in general to see if they may be a good fit for you and your family, here is a quick 8 minute video for you to watch.

2016/2017 Information:

2017/2018 Information:


Blue Cross/Blue Shield-
Sunnyside’s Medical provider effective September 1, 2014.
520-745-1883 or 1-800-752-0193
Sunnyside’s Medical provider effective September 1, 2017.
Magellan RX
Sunnyside’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager effective September 1, 2017.
TDA Dental
Sunnyside’s Prepaid Dental provider effective September 1, 2014.
602-266-1995 or 888-422-1995 Toll Free
MetLife PPO Dental
Sunnyside’s Dental PPO provider effective September 1, 2016.
Sunnyside’s Vision provider effective September 1, 2014.
Mutual of Omaha
Sunnyside’s Basic and Supplemental Life insurance provider effective September 1, 2017.
Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program
Sunnyside offers an EAP program to all benefit eligible employees - please take advantage of this great benefit!
Sunnyside’s Voluntary insurance provider.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Sunnyside’s Insurance Provider.
520.745.1661 ext 57970
Horace Mann
Sunnyside’s Insurance Provider.
Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
Sunnyside is a participant in the ASRS - providing our employees with retirement and Long Term Disability contributions.
PayFlex COBRA Administrator
All COBRA participants work with PayFlex COBRA Administration.
Flexible Benefit Administrators FSA
Sunnyside’s FSA and DSA provider effective September 1, 2015
HSA Bank
Sunnyside’s HSA provider effective September 1, 2015
The Hartford
Sunnyside’s HSA provider effective September 1, 2009
CBIZ Claims Advocate
Sunnyside’s Claims Advocate for Medical, Dental and Vision
LegalShield gives you the ability to talk to an attorney on any matter without worrying about the high hourly costs. From real estate to divorce advice, identity theft and beyond, we have your rights covered. They also offer Identity Theft monitoring. PLEASE NOTE: This is a month to month paid service; you may opt out any time after the first month. See a service plan contract for complete terms, coverage, amounts, conditions and exclusions.
Independent Associate Cassie Prinke: 602-999-9643

Historical Information:

Type Year Vendor
Medical 2013 – 2017 Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental PPO 2013 – 2016 Delta Dental
Dental HMO 2013 – 2014 Assurant Dental