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April 7, 2022

Contents

  • College Updates
    • Benefits Open Enrollment through April 18
    • Thank You, Air National Guard 162nd Wing Family Day Volunteers
    • Therapeutic Massage Appointments Available
    • Schedule Your April 19 Mobile Mammography Screening
    • Biometric Wellness Screenings
    • College Employee Satisfaction Survey
    • Cababi Art & Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
    • Make Your Own Puzzle at East Campus Makerspace
    • Windows 10 Upgrades
    • Schedule a Free Consultation With a Financial Professional
    • 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
    • SandScript Art and Literature Magazine 2022 Unveiling Celebration
    • 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 through April 18
Open enrollment for the 2022-2023 benefits plan year runs through April 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. 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.

Thank You, Air National Guard 162nd Wing Family Day Volunteers
External Relations would like to thank the College volunteers who staffed its table for the Air National Guard 162nd Wing’s Family Day event at the Desert Vista Campus on April 3. We hosted more than 4,500 airmen and their families and we could not have done it without your support:

  • Adrian Snellgrove
  • Bernaliza Gonzalez
  • Brey Mitchell
  • Carlos Carrillo
  • Carolyn Sotelo
  • Charlie Cook
  • Dawn Majalca
  • Donna Richards
  • Eric Winkleblack
  • Hector Acosta
  • Helen O’Brien
  • Holly Houck
  • Jacqie Allen
  • Jason Bowersock
  • Jenna Golden
  • Jennifer Plog
  • Jon Boyd
  • Jonathan Mount
  • Karen Tam
  • Luis Gonzalez
  • Melina Gutierrez
  • Missy Blair
  • Nichole Schaller
  • Ossmara Mendez Vazquez
  • Randall Brookshier
  • Seth Weide
  • Susan Smedley
  • Yadira Santos
  • Yolanda McCoy-Stokes

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:

  • Thursdays through May 12: 12:30, 1:35, 2:40 and 3:45 p.m.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 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.

Schedule Your April 19 Mobile Mammography Screening
Schedule your April 19 appointment for a breast cancer screening. Mobile On-site Mammography will be at the District Office 7-11 a.m. and at the Downtown Campus 1-5 p.m. Call 480-967-3767 or 1-800-285-0272 for an appointment. The flier has the schedule and details.

Biometric Wellness Screenings
Schedule your appointment by May 13 for a biometric screening at LabCorp or request an at-home test kit by April 20 and return it by no later than May 4. Biometric screenings are required for the 2021-2022 Pima Healthy Rewards Program. All employees enrolled in the College’s BCBSAZ medical plans are welcome to participate in this free opportunity to stay on top of your health. The flier has the schedule and details.

College Employee Satisfaction Survey
This month, the College Employee Satisfaction Survey (CESS) is being administered anonymously by a third party. The College is conducting this survey in order to get a better understanding of employee morale, satisfaction and engagement at the College. Your opinions are important and the survey is your chance to express those opinions. Watch for additional updates in @PimaNews and an invitation email, which will include the anonymous survey link. If you have questions, contact Michelle Henry, mlhenry2@pima.edu.

Cababi Art & Literary Magazine Seeks Submissions
Cababi Art & Literary Magazine is looking for 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.

Make Your Own Puzzle at East Campus Makerspace
Make your own jigsaw puzzle 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. April 19 at the East Campus Makerspace, Room L-116. If you have questions, email ec-library@pima.edu.

Windows 10 Upgrades
Pima Information Technology staff are upgrading College desktops and laptops to bring them from Windows 10 1909 (which will reach the end of servicing on May 11, 2022) to Windows 10 21H2. These upgrades are being made in a phased approach through May 1. In order for College laptops to receive the update, they must be connected to an on-campus network or via VPN. Once your computer has received the update, you will be asked to install it. You will have the option to delay the installation on your system if it is not convenient at that time, but after May 1, installation will be required with no option to delay. If you have questions, create an IT Support ticket in TeamDynamix or call the IT Service Desk, 520-206-4900.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Financial Professional
Schedule a free, virtual, one-on-one retirement planning meeting with a financial professional.

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
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, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

Details are at pima.edu/graduationceremony.

Call for Volunteers - Graduation Ceremony
The Graduation Committee needs volunteers to assist students and guests at the 2022 Graduation Ceremony May 18 at the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. 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., if necessary)

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

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

Volunteers Needed for Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Training
The College teaches a concentrated one-week course training 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.

SandScript Art and Literature Magazine 2022 Unveiling Celebration
Join the SandScript staff in celebrating the student artists and writers featured in this historic double release of both digital and print editions. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m., May 11 in the Proscenium Theatre at the West Campus Center for the Arts. The theater requires masks and socially distanced seating between your groups and others. Free SandScript copies for artists and authors, $10 donations for others to support future publication. For more information, contact eprollins@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

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.
  • Knife Skills and Plant Based Demo Foods
  • 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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