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May 12, 2022


  • College Updates
    • @PimaNews Summer Schedule
    • Virtual Budget Forum Updated Zoom Link
    • Policy Review
    • Submit Your High School Photo for All College Day Video
    • 2022 Teaching Strategies Workshop
    • Reminder: Fiscal Year-end Deadlines Approaching
    • Biometric Wellness Screenings
    • In-person Graduation Ceremony at Kino Stadium May 18
    • Call for Volunteers - Graduation Ceremony
    • Volunteers Needed for Law Enforcement Phlebotomy Training
    • 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
This is the final edition of @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.

Virtual Budget Forum Updated Zoom Link
Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration David Bea, Ph.D., is hosting a virtual forum to provide information on the College’s financial outlook and to discuss key components of the budget development process.

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

Submit Your High School Photo for All College Day Video
Be part of the 2022 All College Day festivities by submitting your high school photo and a current photo to be included in a fun video shown during the event.

All College Day: Pima Glows Up starts at 8 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19 at West Campus Aztec Gymnasium. Soon you will receive a message in your College email to a Google form link to submit your photos. The submission deadline is July 8. If you have questions, email

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.

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

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,

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 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 through May 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 non-crisis 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
  • Pick Your Poison: Beverage Choices
  • 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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