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Sept. 17, 2020


  • A Note to @PimaNews Readers
  • College Updates
    • Info for Students, Employees and Community on Pima’s COVID-19 Web Page
    • Car Show Donation to Pima Community College
    • Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
    • Draft Administrative Procedures
    • Faces of First Year Graduation
    • Faculty Services and Resource Centers Available Virtually
    • 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 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, 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.

Car Show Donation to Pima Community College
The Tucson Street Rod Association (TSRA) Rodders Day Car Show for 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop TSRA and its sponsors from making a donation to Pima Community College this year.

TSRA presented a check of $4,750 on Sept. 16 to the Pima Community College Foundation, bringing its total donations to the College over the last three years to $15,000. And mark your calendars: the next TSRA Rodders Day Car Show is set for April 24, 2021, at the Downtown Campus. The event is free and open the public.

 “Our sponsors really believe in our mission of supporting Pima’s Applied Technology programs and producing more graduates in the hands-on trades. So, when the car show was cancelled, our major sponsors chose to donate their sponsorship fees for 2020 to the College rather than get a refund,” said Gary Scheer, vice president of TSRA.

Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
Pima values its employees and wants them to advance their careers right here, which is why there are positions open only to internal candidates. To view, go to MyCareerCenter > Internal Jobs (a menu on the top banner) > Career Center > Explore Open Jobs > Search. Or, click on this link > Explore Open Jobs > Search. Part-time staff or adjunct faculty, refer to AP 2.02.01 sections 1.2.3 and 1.2.4 for eligibility. 

Draft Administrative Procedures
The review and comment period has been extended until Sept. 25 for

Draft Administrative Procedures. AP 2.03.01: Djcrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation – Prevention and Complaint Procedures

The interim revised discrimination and harassment AP contains the College's new Title IX policy.  Per the U.S. Department of Education, the College posted it (as an interim policy) earlier this month. The document is currently on under draft policies and has been renumbered and replaces AP 5.10.03.

Faces of First Year Graduation
Employees and students are invited to attend the Faces of First Year featuring Graduation on Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m. Join live on YouTube here: @PimaStudentEngagement. Meet the faces behind this important resource for Pima's First Year students. Chat with staff, peer mentors and fellow students who are part of the program. Ask them questions and learn why their online/campus support matters to our new students.

Faculty Services and Resource Centers Available Virtually
Campus staff from the Faculty Resource centers and Campus Resource centers are available to assist you. Faculty services and resource centers also have new contact information, and 520-206-6511.

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,

Employee Wellness

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

Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info
Visit the Employee Wellness Intranet page to access 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 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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