Are you looking for a way to continue your career in the public school system while receiving state retirement benefits? ESS has partnered with the Tucson Unified School District to provide you with a program that gives you the best of both worlds.

Through our Post Retirement Opportunities program (ESS PRO), you can retire from your job, begin receiving ASRS benefits, and continue working in the same job as an employee of ESS. Enrolling in our program means there will be no required gap in service or limitation to the number of days you can work – it also means a significant bump in your pay!

At ESS, we realize that our employees are our most valuable assets. We strive to create a unique and rewarding employee experience, complete with many exciting benefits. We’re confident that you will enjoy the enrollment bonus, impressive insurance options, absolute support, and powerful perks.




By “retiring” from TUSD, and joining ESS, you can return to work without limiting your hours or waiting a year. You will receive a paycheck from ESS every two weeks in addition to your monthly pension check from Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). To get started, click here to submit an application.

We make the return to work process simple. Below is a short video explaining the three easy steps.


ESS was founded 20 years ago with the vision of providing professional working opportunities to qualified educators. Beginning in 2000 with just 17 partner districts and 150 substitute employees, the ESS program quickly became the premier solution for school districts and educators nationwide. Today, ESS is the nation’s leading dedicated provider of education staffing and management solutions. We are now partnered with more than 750 districts in 29 states, serving 3,500,000 students with more than 75,000 employees. A career with ESS means an opportunity to continue to make a difference in the Tucson community by helping students succeed.


Retirement can be a complicated process that involves many personal decisions based on a variety of factors. The ESS team is here to provide assistance and guidance every step of the way. In this guide, we’ve addressed many common questions and concerns. You’ll learn more about our program, the enrollment process, payment, benefits, and so much more. Click on the booklet to find answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive on our PRO program.  

Have any questions that aren’t covered? Sign up and join us for our monthly webinar, email us at, or call us at 866.208.7454.