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March 24, 2022

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Benefits Open Enrollment Is April 4-18
    • Support Pima in the Data and Analytics Professional Award Vote
    • Showcase Your Program to Airmen and their Families
    • Conversation with International Chef-in-Residence Patricia Mejia-Cairo
    • Therapeutic Massage Appointments Available
    • Cababi Art & Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
    • IT Systems Status Notifications
    • Pima Internal Auditor’s Spring Newsletter Available
    • Google’s New Feature: Search Chips
    • Accounting for Controlled Property and Capital Assets
    • In-person Graduation Ceremony at Kino Stadium May 18
    • Call for Volunteers - Graduation Ceremony
    • Volunteers Needed for Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Training
    • 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

Benefits Open Enrollment Is April 4-18
Open enrollment for the 2022-2023 benefits plan year is April 4-18. Benefits-eligible employees who want to make changes to their current benefits 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 benefits 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

Vote 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!

Showcase Your Program to Airmen and their Families
The College is co-sponsoring and hosting the Arizona Air National Guard 162nd Wing’s Family Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3 at the Desert Vista Campus outdoor wellness field. This is a great opportunity for the College to share and showcase our programs to the more than 3,000 airmen and their family members who are expected to attend.

If you are interested in attending the event to share information about your program or providing program materials, sign up online by March 30. Limited space is available.

Conversation with International Chef-in-Residence Patricia Mejia-Cairo
Patricia Mejia-Cairo is a chef from the Dominican Republic and a Scholar-in-Residence at Pima Community College (2021-2022). She joins us as a Fulbright Scholar, enriching her career in the United States while bringing her international gastronomical knowledge to Pima, where she teaches Culinary Arts. Please join us for a convivial conversation about her Fulbright-Pima experience, her advice for those considering applying for a Fulbright scholarship and, of course, for any questions about the delicious Dominican cuisine.

Therapeutic Massage Appointments Available
The Northwest Campus Massage Clinic is offering quality massage services to students, staff and the public. A 50-minute massage is $20 for Pima employees and students with a Pima ID ($30 for the public). The clinic is in A211 and appointment dates and times are:

  • March 24-May 12: Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., 1:35 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test in the previous 24 hours is required. Therapeutic Massage is not appropriate for anyone with serious or uncontrolled medical conditions, contagious illness or fever, or for women who are pregnant. To schedule an appointment, call 520-206-2062. Prepayment required. For more information, contact John Sweeney 520-444-6628.

Cababi Art & Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
Cababi Art & Literary Magazine is looking for art and literary submissions for the 2021-2022 edition. Cababi is the official Pima publication that features art, literature and special projects by full-time and part-time faculty, staff and administrators. Cababi is seeking submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, all visual arts and live performances through April 15. Visit pima.edu/cababi to learn more. If you have questions, contact amoreno26@pima.edu.

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

  • IT Status Page, status.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.

Pima Internal Auditor’s Spring Newsletter Available
You can read about fraud awareness and prevention, and the phases of an internal audit process in the Spring 2022 newsletter of the Office of the Internal Auditor. The newsletter is posted on the College’s Intranet.

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.

Call for Volunteers - Graduation Ceremony
The Graduation Committee needs volunteers to assist students and guests at the 2022 Graduation Ceremony to be held May 18 at the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way. If you’re interested in volunteering or if you have questions, please contact the appropriate committee member:

To be a guest usher assisting graduates and visitors: Michael Tulino, mtulino@pima.edu

  • Help ensure attendees find their way to the appropriate seating areas
  • Direct graduates to the check-in area and assist students during the ceremony
  • Ushers are needed from 4:30-9 p.m. (some assignments may be able to leave at 7:15 p.m.)

To assist with graduate check-in and registration: Emily Ratley, eratley@pima.edu

  • Provide pre-printed reader card to graduates
  • Direct students to the staging area in preparation for entering the stadium
  • Individuals are needed from 4:45-7 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Training
The College teaches a concentrated one-week course to train law enforcement officers to perform blood draws for DUI investigations. After the officers develop a level of expertise in performing blood draws on a venipuncture practice arm, they practice drawing blood on other students in the classroom and, under the direct and close supervision of Phlebotomy faculty, from other volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 15 and 16, and 8 a.m.-noon June 17. If you would like to volunteer to participate or have questions, contact Amee Rosales, amrosales2@pima.edu, or Rita Lennon, rlennon1@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

  • “Maureen McClain Estate: Diana and Keith St. John’s Gift” exhibit runs through March 25 in the Visual Arts Gallery at West Campus.
  • 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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