cap benefits

Our CAP retirees consistently state that having access to Central Arizona Project's top benefits is one of the top two reasons they chose to spend their careers with us. The other top reason was working with good people. CAP's annual employee turnover rate is significantly lower than industry standard.

Note: This overview is only a guide to CAP benefits. Employees are eligible for all benefits from their first day on the job! Policies and official benefit plan descriptions govern actual benefits and are subject to change.


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Arizona State Retirement (ASRS) Pension

The ASRS provides retirement security to Arizona's public servants, including teachers, municipal workers and other government employees. It proudly serves more than 500,000 members, including 100,000 retired members.

401(k) 457(b) and 529 College Savings Plan

CAP matches 50% of employee contribution up to an employee contribution of 6% in the 401(k) plan. Employees can choose from over 10 funds to invest contributions in both the 401(k) and 457(b) plans.

Health & Wellness

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- Excellent EPO Health Insurance utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield network and Mayo Clinic providers with low out-of-pocket costs ($0 monthly premium for employee only coverage selection), low co-pays and out-of-pocket maximum
- Delta Dental
- Vision
- Affordable prescription coverage
- Robust on-site wellness program with dedicated wellness administrator, including yoga, wellness screenings, annual health expo, wellness challenges, one-on-one consultations and more

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Paid Time Off


Employees accrue vacation based on years of service and are able to bank up to 240 hours of vacation. Accrued and unused vacation is paid in cash upon leaving employment or can be transferred to 457(b) plan.

Less than 3 years 96 hours
3-7 years 120 hours
7-15 years 144 hours
15-25 years 168 hours
25+ years 200 hours
Sick Leave

80 hours per calendar year. Employees are able to bank up to 720 hours. 50% of unused accrual is paid in cash upon voluntarily leaving CAP employment or can be transferred to 457(b) plan.

Holidays - Nine designated holidays
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
Income Protection Plan (IPP)

Pays 60% of employee's hourly pay during long-term disability waiting period after all paid-time off accruals have been fully exhausted.

Long-Term Disability

The benefit is 2/3 of an employee's monthly pay after 180-day elimination period.

Other Paid Time Off

Funeral Leave, Jury Duty, Parental Leave, Voting Leave

Education & Employee Development

  • Tuition reimbursement: 80% of tuition and books upon completion of course up to maximum of $5,250 per year
  • Significant annual investment in employee training and development, including a full Learning & Development staff and online learning center
  • Academic college scholarship opportunity for dependent children/grandchildren


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- Workplace culture with a true commitment to workplace safety
- Exceed state OSHA regulations by consistently achieving and maintaining ADOSH's elite VPP (Voluntary Protection Plan) designation
- Dedicated Safety Week each year bringing employees together to take workplace and personal safety classes

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Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (4-10 work schedule with Fridays off for most positions)
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Plan with Identity Theft Protection option
  • Relocation assistance
  • A recognition program for community volunteerism
  • An employee association that sponsors employee and family activities and events
  • Free covered parking
  • Free term life insurance
  • Educational Lunch & Learns sponsored by CAP Committees for Diversity & Inclusion, ECO, and Safety Vision and Support
  • Bring Your Kids to Work Day