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Jan. 19, 2023

  • College Updates
    • Introducing Learning Communities at Pima
    • Multi-factor Authentication
    • Shared Governance Through AERC
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
    • New Arizona Income Tax Withholding Rate Options
    • Employees Can Do macOS Upgrades Via Self-Service
    • West Campus Printer Optimization Begins Jan. 23
    • Nominate Outstanding Student-employees
    • See FAQ for Multi-factor Authentication Questions
    • New AERC Members
    • Submit a Pima Story Idea
  • Pima People
  • Pima Arts News
  • Employee Wellness

College Updates

New Arizona Income Tax Withholding Rate Options
Arizona income tax withholding rate options are changing effective January 2023. Employees should designate their new desired withholding rate via Banner Online Self-Service. Employees who do not designate a new rate will have their Arizona taxes withheld at the default withholding rate of 2%. For detailed instructions, please see the Quick Reference Guide: How to Update Your AZ Tax Withholding Rate. If you have any questions, please reach out to

Employees Can Do macOS Upgrades Via Self-Service
Pima IT staff are upgrading College desktops and laptops from macOS Catalina (10.15) to macOS Monterey (12.0) or macOS Ventura (13.0), depending on hardware compatibility. These upgrades are available in Self-Service. You do not have to bring in your device to be upgraded; you can do this at home or on campus. Once you have started the upgrade it can take some time to complete, depending on the speed of your Internet connection. If you have questions, create an IT Support ticket in TeamDynamix or call the IT Service Desk, 520-206-4900.

West Campus Printer Optimization Begins Jan. 23
Starting Jan. 23, the West Campus IT team is implementing IT’s printer optimization plan, which involves removing redundant printers, replacing older printers and consolidating remaining printers. For some staff, these changes may make your default printer unavailable. In those cases, you can use PrinterLogic to find the nearest printer and select it as your new default printer. Learn more from the Knowledge Base about PrinterLogic on Windows or PrinterLogic on MacOS.

Nominate Outstanding Student-employees
The College’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships Work Study Program staff are seeking nominations for student employees showing exemplary performance.

All student-employees (not only those on Federal Work Study) are eligible. You may nominate more than one student-employee.

The program will select those to award a monetary benefit, but all nominees will be recognized in some way.

Complete this form fully for each nomination. If you have any questions, please contact

See FAQ for Multi-factor Authentication Questions
If you have questions about the multi-factor authentication (MFA) that the College has adopted, see the FAQ. With the MFA, after you use your username and password to log into the College system on your browser, you will be prompted to enter a code available through the Duo Mobile smartphone app. You must download the app.

New AERC Members
Pima’s All-Employee Representative Council (AERC) has new members. Visit the AERC Intranet Page for more information. AERC reviews and updates policies and finds solutions to matters affecting work conditions. General meetings are open to all employees. Submit questions or concerns to any member or to the online comment box.

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

Pima People

  • Pima Dean of Sciences Emily Halvorson-Otts is one of six community college educators selected for the Community College Presidents’ Initiative in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (CCPI-STEM) fellowship program.
    The two-year fellowship is one of several initiatives that aim to strengthen community college faculty and administrators and nurture their leadership skills in order to grow and diversify the STEM technician workforce.
  • Pima Ceramics faculty Hiro Tashima presents “Art of Travel” 6-7 p.m. Jan 19 at the Yun Gee Park Gallery, 4226 E. Second St.
    Tashima will share his experiences creating art during his sabbatical in fall 2022. He created art in Italy, Bangkok, Thailand, Denmark and Minneapolis, had a museum exhibition in Switzerland, and participated in and created art in Korea for the International Wood Firing Workshop.
    Tashima is part of a group exhibition at Yun Gee Park Gallery that runs through Feb. 18. The Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays. Learn more at its website,

Pima Arts News

Exhibits and galleries are always free to the public. Find the full list of events and exhibits by visiting the Pima Arts news page.

Employee Wellness

Sign up online for Employee Wellness virtual workshops and challenges:

  • Kaizen Method: Learn about this Japanese technique for making steady, incremental steps toward improvement.
  • Finding your Passion for Fitness: To keep to your fitness goals, find a new activity you enjoy.
  • Aging Parents: Finding the Right Care webinar: Get the tools you need now to prepare for helping your parents as the grow older. 
  • Supermarket Survival webinar: Learn how to navigate the supermarket to select healthy and nutritious foods.
  • Telecoaching: In a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment, get advice on nutrition, fitness, self-care, stress and disease management, and financial guidance.

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 for a holiday or break, 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 webpage. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.

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