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May 5, 2022


  • College Updates
    • @PimaNews Summer Schedule
    • Policy Updates
    • Employee Satisfaction Survey
    • Virtual Budget Forums
    • Policy Review
    • Jewelry-making Event at East Campus Makerspace Today
    • Chef Jeff Event Today to Benefit Hospitality Leadership Program
    • 2022 Teaching Strategies Workshop
    • Therapeutic Massage Appointments Available
    • Pima for Youth
    • Reminder: Fiscal Year-end Deadlines Approaching
    • Call for Proposals: PimaOnline Educators’ Conference
    • Biometric Wellness Screenings
    • 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
    • Google Workspace Backup and Recovery
    • Office 365 Rollout
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
    • Pima Shared Governance through AERC
    • Pima Employment Opportunities for Internal Candidates
  • Pima Arts News
  • Employee Wellness
    • Mental Health First Aid Training June 17
    • Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
    • Employee Wellness Resources and Program Info

College Updates

@PimaNews Summer Schedule
May 12 will be the final @PimaNews for the spring semester. The summer schedule is May 26, June 9 and 23, July 7 and 21, and Aug. 4. The first issue of fall is Aug. 18. Please send announcements and news items – 75 words or fewer ─ to by noon on Monday of the publication week.

Policy Updates
Effective May 2, six related Board Policies (BP) and nine related Administrative Procedures (AP) moved into a new, more descriptive category entitled, “Section 11 - Public Health and Safety.” Each BP and AP is renumbered accordingly. A list of these BPs and APs, indicating their old and new numbers are below:

  • BP 11.01: Drug-Free College (Old number: BP 2.20)
  • BP 11.02: Institutional Security and Safety (Old number: BP 8.05)
  • BP 11.03: Environmental Health and Safety (Old number: BP 8.06)
  • BP 11.04: Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Pima (Old number: BP 8.07)
  • BP 11.05: Firearms and Other Weapons (Old number: BP 8.08)
  • BP 11.06: Workplace Violence Prevention (Old number: BP 1.15)
  • AP 11.01.01: Drug- and Alcohol-Free Environment (Old number: AP 2.20.01)
  • AP 11.02.01: Sexual Violence (Old number: AP 8.05.01)
  • AP 11.02.02: Sex Offender Notification (Old number: AP 8.05.02)
  • AP 11.02.03: Mandatory Reporting - Abuse of a Minor or Child (Old number: AP 8.05.03)
  • AP 11.03.01: Health and Safety (Old number: AP 8.06.01)
  • AP 11.03.02: Environmental Management (Old number: AP 8.06.02)
  • AP 11.04.01: Prohibition of Smoking and Tobacco Use (Old number: AP 8.07.01)
  • AP 11.05.01: Firearms and Other Weapons (Old number: AP 8.08.01)
  • AP 11.06.01: Workplace Violence Prevention (Old number: AP 1.15.01)

This change affects only how these specific BPs and APs are numbered, where they will appear on the College’s Policies Web page, and other minor, administrative adjustments intended to make them easier to locate and use, as well as to more accurately reflect how each BP and AP fits into the College’s current organizational structure. The substantive content of these BPs and APs does not change.

This change was made at the direction of the Chancellor, in consultation with and approval of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT). If you have questions, contact the Office of the General Counsel,

Employee Satisfaction Survey
Employees are encouraged to participate in the College Employee Satisfaction Survey (CESS). The deadline to complete the survey is May 11. With the assistance of 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 feedback is important, and this survey provides an opportunity to anonymously express your opinions. Check your email for a message from the Office of the Chancellor with the subject line “2022 Employee Satisfaction Survey.” Employees who participate may win one of several prizes, including lunch with the Chancellor. If you have questions, contact with questions.

Virtual Budget Forums
Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration David Bea, Ph.D., is hosting two virtual forums to provide information on the College’s financial outlook and to discuss key components of the budget development process. Please join one of the following sessions:

Policy Review
The following item is available for the 21-day review and comment period at

Draft Board Policy:

BP 4.03: Risk Management - REVISED

Jewelry-making Event at East Campus Makerspace Today
Trying to decide what to give your mom for Mother’s Day or your friend for graduation? Look no further! Today, the East Campus Library is holding a free jewelry-making event 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the East Campus Makerspace. The use of the laser cutter, 3D printers and jewelry-making supplies will be provided. If you have questions, email

Chef Jeff Event Today to Benefit Hospitality Leadership Program
Today, Pima is holding a special event featuring Chef Jeff Henderson of The Chef Jeff Project.

The schedule for the event and community outreach at Casino del Sol’s AVA Amphitheater is 2-8 p.m. Career & Education Expo, 3-4:30 p.m. VIP Reception and 5-9 p.m. Cooking Competition.

The fast-paced culinary competition will feature four teams comprised of well-known local chefs, Pima Hospitality Leadership students and students attending Pima County’s Joint Technical Education District (JTED) high schools. Judging for each round will be by celebrity chefs. The winning team will face Chef Jeff and his team in a final cook-off.

The event benefits the College’s Hospitality Leadership Program through the Pima Foundation. It is free to attend but tickets are required. Learn more and get tickets here.

2022 Teaching Strategies Workshop
Register now for the 2022 Teaching Strategies Workshop to be held 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Downtown Campus Amethyst Room and virtually. Select either in-person or virtual – not both modalities.

For questions or assistance, call Organizational Effectiveness and Development, 520-206-4706. To request a reasonable accommodation to participate in training, email or call 520-206-4945.

If you would like to propose a presentation, please complete this form.

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.

Pima for Youth
Pima for Youth registration for Summer 2022 is underway and we are seeking quality educators. If you are interested in teaching youth ages 9-17, see the job description.

Reminder: Fiscal Year-end Deadlines Approaching
The end of Fiscal Year 2021-2022 is approaching. As a reminder to all supervisors: Current temporary, out-of-class, acting and internship jobs will end June 30; volunteers with third-party access and third-party temporary employees’ access also will end June 30. In order to continue these positions/access into the Fiscal Year 2022-2023, submit ePARs by May 20 to ensure the positions will be entered in Banner for a smooth transition.

Supervisors of volunteers and third-party temporary employees: To continue access, please send an email to Annette Gallardo,, and Deidra Gloss, If you have questions, contact

Call for Proposals: PimaOnline Educators' Conference
PimaOnline invites faculty and staff to share their innovative teaching, edtech and course design practices at the Nov. 2-4 PimaOnline Educators’ Conference. We seek presentations and resources that advance innovation, open pedagogy and equitable teaching — and we are particularly seeking HSI-focused workshops and presentations. These can be focused on all modalities, including fully online, virtual, HyFlex or Web-enhanced, face-to-face teaching. Submit your abstract by May 6 online. If you have questions, contact

Biometric Wellness Screenings
Biometric screenings are required for the 2021-2022 Pima Healthy Rewards Program. Schedule your appointment by May 13 for a biometric screening at LabCorp. 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 flyer has details.

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

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,

  • 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,

  • 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,, or Rita Lennon,

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 goes to support future publications. For more information, contact

Google Workspace Backup and Recovery
The College has contracted with Afi Technologies to back up Google Workspace data for Pima employees. Afi automates backups and provides self-service access to easily restore or download your data. This service backs up your Google mail, drive, contacts and calendar data three times a day. Afi also provides a simple Web service interface that you can use to recover your data at any time. Backups for almost a year are available. Learn more here.

Office 365 Rollout
On May 23, IT will begin a phased migration on College workstations from Microsoft Office Professional 2016 to Microsoft Office 365. There are several reasons for this change, most notably that Office Professional 2016 is no longer in mainstream support and Office 365 is a perpetually updated version that does not require major version upgrades in the future. For more information on this upgrade, see the FAQs. As a reminder, active employees and enrolled students can also use Office 365 on up to five of their personally owned computers. Learn more here.

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,

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 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition runs through May 6 at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery.
  • The PaperWorks Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists exhibit runs through Sept. 2 in the Visual Arts Gallery.
  • The Pima Music Spring Concert Series runs through May 12. Details and ticket information are here.
  • The Pima Fashion Design Annual Fashion Arte Show is 7 p.m. May 13. Limited VIP tickets are $50. This event also will be livestreamed.
  • The 2022 Virtual Digital Arts Expo Student Film, Animation and Game Design Showcase runs May 12-14. The flyer has details.

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

Employee Wellness

Mental Health First Aid Training June 17
The College is hosting Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 17. MHFA training prepares you to:

  • Recognize risk factors and warning signs for mental health concerns
  • Respond effectively to people in crisis and noncrisis situations
  • Know where to get help

See the signs and save lives with MHFA certification. Training is limited to 30 participants. The flyer has details. Register online today!

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
  • Pick Your Poison: Beverage Choices
  • Family Doctor Do List
  • Understanding Depression

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 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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