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Aug. 13, 2020

Contents

  • A Note to @PimaNews Readers
  • College Updates
    • Info for Students, Employees and Community on Pima's Covid-19 Web Page
    • 2020 Virtual All College Day is Tomorrow
    • Micro-Conference with Micro-Learning Sessions
    • New Library Black Lives Matter LibGuide
    • Who You Gonna Call … at Pima?
    • One-on-one Retirement Planning Meetings with Fidelity Available
    • Faculty Services and Resource Centers Virtual Open House
    • Faculty Services and Resource Centers Available Virtually
    • UA Special Offer for Taking Arizona Online Courses
    • Donate Annual or Sick Leave to Pool
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Employee Wellness Virtual Workshops
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

A Note to @PimaNews Readers
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, until further notice, @PimaNews will focus on recent COVID-19-related policy and procedure changes most affecting employees. These will be revised and updated as the situation warrants.

College Updates

Info for Students, Employees and Community on Pima’s COVID-19 Web Page
The latest information and employee notices at pima.edu/covid19 include a link to FAQs about the self-reporting requirement under the temporary COVID-19 personnel policies, plus a link the Employee Handbook.

College leadership is committed to communicate with you early and often during this uncertain time. However, they realize all of that information and details sometimes can be overwhelming. Chancellor Lee Lambert no longer is sending daily updates, but you can get the most current information on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the College at pima.edu/covid19, which also has a Student Notices page. Also, regularly check your College email.

For health-related info visit:

The Chancellor’s most recent communications to employees can be found online.

2020 Virtual All College Day Is Tomorrow
This year’s All College Day is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow on YouTube. The theme for 2020 Virtual All College Day is “Reimagining the Future.”

The agenda is posted on the Intranet via pima.edu/acd (MyPima log in required.). You also can check your email for Zoom links to afternoon sessions. If you have any questions, contact College Events, collegeevents@pima.edu.

Micro-Conference with Micro-Learning Sessions
Earlier today, a micro-conference for Pima faculty and instructional staff kicked off and will continue with daily sessions until Aug. 18 to provide information about aspects of teaching and working at the College that are new or have changed this fall. Micro-learning sessions are 30 minutes (20 minutes for content, 10 for Q & A). Most are repeated and are designed as drop-in sessions. More information and the schedule can be found here. These sessions are designed to be orientation and workshop meetings for fall startup. Attendees will not receive additional compensation.

New Library Black Lives Matter LibGuide
The LibGuide at https://libguides.pima.edu/blacklivesmatter will help you find library resources (as well as streaming and ebook options) that explore race and racism in history and in current culture. All books and DVDs are linked to catalog records so you can easily see which campus has them and if they are available. Films also are listed and linked via Kanopy for instant streaming for students, staff and faculty.

Who You Gonna Call … at Pima?
It can be challenging while working from home to determine proper procedures and who to contact for what. Two internal, centralized directories are available to help.

Faculty Leadership (“The Matrix“): Faculty Affairs and Development now maintains the College’s centralized list of department heads and other faculty leadership positions. The Academic Divisions Contacts Matrix is available for all College employees to view. It is updated for 2020-2021 and includes the faculty leadership in each division. This document will be updated as notifications, including out-of-cycle changes, occur.

Use of the matrix can help:

  • locate a specific discipline within an Academic Division;
  • assist adjunct faculty in identifying their supervisor;
  • verify supervisory roles for student concerns and workflows;
  • locate contact information of each dean and support staff. 

PCC College-Wide Resource Directory: This is an open-sourced document to help Pima employees find contact information for different resources. One of the tabs,”Who you gonna call?”, lists such things as Program Review, Notary and Timesheets. Another lists support staff,while yet another tab includes a listing of conference rooms. This Google sheet will help you fill in additional areas that you may be familiar with. The outline has been created, but the creators hope that other employees will add things in their area that they get contacted about or that they have had trouble tracking down. Any employee may add a tab and relevant information. If you have any questions, contact Michelle Henry, mlhenry2@pima.edu.

One-on-one Retirement Planning Meetings with Fidelity Available
College employees can schedule one-on-one telephone or Zoom appointments with Fidelity’s Certified Financial Retirement Planner Nick Maly between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Aug. 26. Learn more about the complimentary services and call 800-642-7131 or go online for scheduling.

Faculty Services and Resource Centers Virtual Open House
All faculty are welcome to join one of the Faculty Services and Resource Centers open house sessions virtually to ask questions, learn about services and resources, and say hello to staff. Note: This is NOT a two-hour presentation--drop in whenever you can. Join a video meeting or dial in:

Faculty Services and Resource Centers Available Virtually
Campus staff from the Faculty Resource Centers and Campus Resource Centers are available to assist you virtually in Fall 2020. Also:

Faculty Services and Resource Centers have new contact information, Faculty-Services@pima.edu and 520-206-6511.

UA Special Offer for Taking Arizona Online Courses
The University of Arizona is partnering with Pima to offer 15% tuition discounts on online bachelor programs and 10% tuition discounts on online graduate programs and an application fee waiver for Pima employees, their dependents, spouses and domestic partners taking Arizona Online undergraduate and graduate courses. Classes begin Aug. 24. Learn more online.

Donate Annual or Sick Leave to Pool
Consider helping your colleagues by donating your excess sick or annual leave to the College’s Donated Leave Bank. Donation limits apply. Your donations will help support Pima employees who are out due to an FMLA-qualifying reason. Donations are anonymous and cannot be returned to the donor. Only the period of medical and parental FMLA that is supported by medical certification is eligible for donated leave. Email completed donation forms or questions to Employee Service Center, esc@pima.edu.

Employee Wellness

Sign Up for Employee Wellness Virtual Workshops
Sign up online for Employee Wellness virtual workshops:

  • Fall Yoga Classes: All virtual sessions are free and appropriate for all levels. Register by Aug. 20 to participate. Classes are offered 7:30-8:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Thursdays and 10-11:30 a.m., Saturdays.
  • Healthy Cooking Demo: Learn how to cook healthy one-pot recipes that are full of fiber and have plant-based protein, and how to modify recipes using healthy substitutions.
  • Obtaining and Maintaining Optimal Bodyweight: Learn how developing a fitness plan with cardiovascular fitness and strength training can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy body weight. Pima Healthy Rewards participating employees can earn two Pima Wellness Activity points.
  • Instant Energizers: Learn healthy instant energizers to recharge your body and mind. Pima Healthy Rewards participating employees can earn two Pima Wellness Activity points.
  • My Stress Tools: Learn how to reduce your stress and build your resilience.
  • Health Coaching: In a 30-minute one-on-one appointment, you can get advice on nutrition, fitness, stress and disease management, self-care and financial guidance.

Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info
Visit the Employee Wellness Intranet page for free resources and tools. Employees also are encouraged to visit the Employee Wellness website for additional resources, news and information on the Pima Healthy Rewards Program and wellness-related activities that qualify for Pima Wellness Activity points. You also can keep current on the latest wellness news

@PimaNews is an electronic newsletter for employee news of Pima Community College. It is published by the Pima Community College Marketing office. @PimaNews is published Thursdays, except when the College is closed, during the semester and every other week during the summer. Please send announcements and news items – 75 words or fewer ─ to pimanews@pima.edu by noon on Monday. Back issues are available on the @PimaNews Web page. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.

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