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!


Why Choose ESS?

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 following:

Enrollment Bonus
Receive an enrollment bonus when you become part of the ESS/Tucson family.
Impressive Insurance Options
Enjoy affordable healthcare options, available from day one of your employment.
Absolute Support
ESS will provide you step-by-step guidance through the enrollment process and throughout your employment with us. We are here to assist you with questions and provide personalized support. Join us during our monthly webinar. We will go over our program, insurance offerings, and answer any questions you may have.
Powerful Perks
As a member of ESS PRO many employee perks are available to you including employee recognition programs, an employee discount program, monthly raffles, and a 401 (k) plan through Transamerica, a top-tier provider.

Joining is as Easy as 1-2-3

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.

Who is ESS?

ESS was founded 21 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 solution. We are now partnered with more than 800 districts in 30 states, serving 4,000,000 students with more than 55,000 employees. A career with ESS means an opportunity to continue to make a difference in the Tucson community by helping students succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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In this booklet, you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive on our PRO program.

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