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March 10, 2022

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Use of Google Sites Discouraged; Follow These Guidelines
    • Procedure Updates for Review
    • Benefits Open Enrollment Is April 4-18
    • Support Pima in the Data and Analytics Professional Award Vote
    • IT Systems Status Notifications
    • Google’s New Feature: Search Chips
    • Library’s Spring Newsletter
    • Accounting for Controlled Property and Capital Assets
    • In-person Graduation Ceremony at Kino Stadium May 18
    • Community College Survey of Student Engagement
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
    • Pima Shared Governance through AERC
    • Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
  • Pima Arts News
  • Employee Wellness
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

Use of Google Sites Discouraged; Follow These Guidelines
The College realizes that Google Sites are becoming popular and wants employees to be aware of their appropriate use. In general, due to such things as ADA accessibility requirements, College information should be on the public-facing website pima.edu or the College Intranet. Here are the guidelines:

  • If the information you want to present is for the public, marketing or enrollment, then it should be on edu. Contact Web Systems for assistance, websystems@pima.edu;
  • If the information you want to present is only for all students or all the faculty or all staff, then it should be on either MyPima (students) or the College’s Intranet site (employees);
  • If the information you want to present is only for a specific small group or internal audience, then it is OK to have a Google Site, but the site should be kept behind the MyPima login screen.

If you have questions, contact Web Systems, websystems@pima.edu or submit a Web Systems service request in MyPima > Employees > @Work > Quick Links > Service Requests > IT Service Requests > Web Systems.

Procedure Updates for Review
The following item is available for the 21-day review and comment at pima.edu/about-pima/leadership-policies/policies/drafts:

Draft Administrative Procedures:

AP 2.11.01: Human Subjects — REVISED

Benefits Open Enrollment Is April 4-18
Open enrollment for the 2022-2023 benefits plan year is April 4-18. Benefit-eligible employees who want to make changes to their current benefit elections may do so via the MyPima, @Work, New Pima Benefits Enrollment link beginning April 4 (early submissions will not be accepted). You cannot make changes to your benefit plan outside of open enrollment unless you have a qualifying life event. More information on open enrollment is on the Employee Service Center Intranet page and the Wellness page. If you have questions, contact esc@pima.edu, 520-206-4945 or schedule a Google Meet appointment.

Support Pima in the Data and Analytics Professional Award Vote
There is news from the office of Strategy, Analytics and Research (STAR). It concerns Vice Chancellor Nic Richmond but reflects the work of everyone at STAR. She is one of 100 finalists for Data and Analytics Professional of the Year, awarded by OnConferences.

Nominees come from financial services, telecommunications, media, education, transportation and other sectors of the economy.

Voters can select those finalists whom they have observed do one or more of the following:

  • Make a considerable impact on their organization and/or previous organizations
  • Make strong contributions to the data and analytics community through thought leadership
  • Innovate in their role/career
  • Exhibit exceptional leadership

Voting will take place online, where you also can see the complete list of finalists. The deadline to vote is April 1.

Please consider voting to support Nic Richmond and the STAR team!

IT Systems Status Notifications
The College is using a new service, StatusCast, to communicate downtime and scheduled maintenance. StatusCast includes:

  • IT Status Page, pima.edu, to check the status of the College’s IT systems
  • Subscription-based email notification. Visit the Status Page and subscribe to email notifications. Notifications come from Pima Community College, noreply@statuscast.com, or StatusCast, noreply@statuscast.com, and are flagged “External” though they are legitimate.

Find details about subscribing in the knowledgebase articles.

Google’s New Feature: Search Chips
Recently, Google released a new feature in Google Drive – a filter called “search chips.” The feature lets you break your search results down into people, file type, location, date of modification, shared label and tasks. These options come in the form of an additional suite of small drop-down menus nested below the scratch bar in Google Drive.

Accounting for Controlled Property and Capital Assets
Now through April 30, custodians and equipment managers are conducting physical inventory of capital and controllable equipment for the College’s Property Control Office. If you have questions, email pcc-propertycontrol@pima.edu or contact Chris Cameron, 520-206-2651, Stacey O’Campo, 520-206-2651 or Charlie McConnell, 520-206-2758.

In-person Graduation Ceremony at Kino Stadium May 18
For 2022, the College is planning its first in-person graduation ceremony since 2019 and its first-ever outdoor ceremony.

Join us at 7 p.m. May 18, at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

As details become available, they will be posted on pima.edu/graduationceremony.

Community College Survey of Student Engagement
The Office of Strategy, Analytics and Research (StAR) currently is administering the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). Since 2011, the College has administered CCSSE every three to four years and is seeking input from College employees to learn how student feedback from previous years has been used to initiate meaningful changes to improve the student experience and outcomes. Have previous results changed your opinions or how you interact with or teach students? Have you gleaned any insights, altered behaviors or taken actions from past responses? Are you aware of any College practices or policies that were altered? Please send your comments and examples to pcc-feedback@pima.edu. If you have questions, email pcc-feedback@pima.edu.

Submit a Pima Story Idea
Submit a story idea to highlight the amazing accomplishments of Pima students, faculty, staff and alumni. Stories submitted may be featured on Pima’s website, social media accounts and other promotional materials. If you have questions, contact Web Systems, websystems@pima.edu.

Pima Shared Governance through AERC
The All-Employee Representative Council (AERC) is a council of Pima employee peers that reviews and helps update policies, and finds solutions to matters affecting work conditions.

To learn more, visit the AERC Intranet Page.

General meetings are open to all employees. You also may submit questions or concerns to any AERC member or via the online comment box.

Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
The College values its employees and wants them to advance their careers here. That is why some positions are open only to internal candidates. To view, go to MyPima > Employees > @Work > MyCareerCenter > View Internal Career Site > Search. Part-time staff and adjunct faculty, refer to AP 2.02.01 sections 1.2.3 and 1.2.4 for eligibility.

Pima Arts News

  • The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery exhibits “What Place is This” by photographer Wayne Gudmundson and “Threads of Immigration” by installation artist Perla Segovia run through March 11.
  • “Maureen McClain Estate: Diana and Keith St. John’s Gift” exhibit runs through March 25 in the Visual Arts Gallery.
  • Online ticket sales are open for “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson,” which runs March 25-April 3 at the Center for the Arts Black Box Theatre. Pima employee tickets are $15.
  • Enjoy chorale, jazz, orchestra, wind and guitar ensembles during the free music showcase, 1-4 p.m. March 27 at the Center for the Arts. Refreshments are provided.

For information on upcoming events, visit the Pima Arts news page.

Employee Wellness

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

  • Telecoaching: In a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment, get advice on nutrition, fitness, self-care, stress and disease management, and financial guidance.
  • How to Better Manage Your Time
  • Knife Skills and Plant Based Demo Foods
  • Heat Related Illness in the Workplace
  • Deterring Diabetes
  • Back to Basics
  • Family Doctor Do List

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. The Marketing Office publishes this e-newsletter every Thursday, 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. Check any links before sending. Back issues are available on the @PimaNews Web page. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.

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