Sierra provides human resources and other services to AEPCO and SWTC.
Arizona’s three electric coops employ more than 260 employees (full-time-equivalents). Most are contracted to AEPCO and SWTC by Sierra on a pass-through basis. Sierra provides services in human resources, accounting, communications, financial services, engineering, legal, fuel procurement, power resource planning and other crafts vital to generating and transmitting electric power.
Our Wellness Committee offers onsite programs including weight loss programs and a wellness fair. Employees work out at gyms at Apache Station and the Benson headquarters.
We sponsor ongoing education for our entire workforce, from linemen to administrative support workers. We develop future leaders through a succession management program, and encourage high school students to become engineers through on-the-job training.
For several years now, Sierra partnered with Golden Spread Electric Cooperative in Amarillo, Texas, to provide HR services.
Sierra’s Communications, Public Relations and Marketing Department is responsible for communication, media relations, and public and member outreach. The department handles media inquires, organizes tours for the media and the public, issues press releases, produces videos, the annual report and other materials, and contributes articles to the statewide rural electric Currents magazine and other publications. In addition, the department handles community support donations. For more information, visit our Media section. Our in-house print, graphics and audio-visual A/V shop serves the needs of Arizona’s G&T Cooperatives as well as our member electric coops. We donate printing and A/V services for many community events.