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Jan. 26, 2023

  • College Updates
    • New Arizona Income Tax Withholding Rate Options
    • Black History Month Activities Open to All
    • Therapeutic Massage Appointments Available Jan. 27-March 17
    • Employees Encouraged to Enroll in Fitness Classes
    • Employees Can Do macOS Upgrades Via Self-Service
    • 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

Black History Month Activities Open to All
Join Pima Student Life in celebrating Black History Month in February. Here are some of the activities open to employees, as well as students:

Feb. 9: 12-1:15 p.m.: Power of Black Resilience, West Campus Cafeteria

  • Hear stories of what it takes to be successful personally and professionally as a person of color.
  • Hear life stories and advice from Pima and Tucson community members.

Feb. 16: 12-2 p.m.: Resilience Fair, Downtown Campus

  • Learn about local Black-owned businesses, organizations and nonprofits!

Feb. 21: “Wakanda Forever” special screenings, various times, all campuses 

Feb. 21: “Wakanda Forever” Virtual Discussion, 3-4 p.m. on Zoom

  • Treya T. Allen, Ed.D., African American Studies adjunct faculty, leads a discussion about the epic movie.

More information is on PimaEngage. If you have questions, contact West Campus Student Life Coordinator Danielle Chaney,

Therapeutic Massage Appointments Available Jan. 27-March 17
The Northwest Campus Massage Clinic, Room A211, is offering quality massage services to staff, students and the public starting Jan. 27. A 50-minute massage is $20 for Pima employees and students with a Pima ID, and $30 for members of the public. Appointments are available at 12:30 p.m. or 1:35 p.m. Fridays through March 17. To schedule an appointment, call 520-206-2062. Prepayment is required.

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. For more information, contact John Sweeney, 520-444-6628.

Employees Encouraged to Enroll in Fitness Classes
Pima employees are encouraged to register for access to College fitness centers and group fitness classes.

Taking FAW100 gives you access to a variety of group fitness classes each week, including in-person classes at West and East campuses, as well as virtual options. Group fitness classes may vary each semester but can include Yoga, Belly Dance, Cardio Cross-Training, Strength and Flexibility, and Zumba.

If you  have questions about FAW110 Fitness Center access, contact Marsharne Flannigan,

If you  have questions about FAW100 Group Fitness access, contact Nancy Gamboian,

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.

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

  • Renee Forsyth, First Year Experience Coordinator, will be honored as an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. She will be recognized Feb. 5 at the First Year Experience Conference in Los Angeles.
  • Carmen Cueva, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Computer-Aided Design Department Head and a licensed architect, shared her "favorite place" in a recent episode of “Arizona Illustrated” – the new Advanced Manufacturing Building at Downtown Campus. To schedule a tour of the building for your department, call 520-206-7134.

Pima Arts News

Exhibits and galleries are always free to the public.

‘Joseph DiGiorgio’s The Grand Canyon’ Opens Jan. 30 at Bernal Gallery
“The American Landscape: An Endangered Species, Joseph DiGiorgio’s The Grand Canyon” at the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is a unique 360-degree experience and the gallery’s first collaboration with the Tucson Museum of Art. The exhibit, a 24-panel oil-on-canvas painting created in pointillistic style (1985), is in conjunction with Pima Theater’s “Sunday in the Park with George.” The exhibit reception is 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9, with a 6 p.m. lecture by TMA’s chief curator Julie Sasse, Ph.D. 

‘Darla Masterson & Phillip Bellomo’ Features Founding Pima Art Instructors
The Visual Arts Gallery will host an exhibit of works by two of Pima’s founding Visual Art Department faculty, the late Darla Masterson and the late Phillip Bellomo. Masterson was Head of Visual Arts and started the Printmaking Department. Bellomo was one of the first Ceramics faculty and helped develop that department. Family and friends loaned works for the exhibit. A reception will be 2-4 p.m. Feb. 15.

Pima Theater Presents "Sunday in the Park with George," March 2-12
For its annual Spring musical, Pima Theater, directed by Chris Will, performs "Sunday in the Park with George," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The story follows struggling painter George Seurat in the time leading up to the making of his famous painting, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” This show is in conjunction with the Bernal Gallery’s “The American Landscape: An Endangered Species - Joseph DiGiorgio’s The Grand Canyon.” Tickets are $15; $10 Pima Employees/Seniors/Military/Groups. Pima students get one ticket free.

Find the full list of events and exhibits by visiting the Pima Arts news page.

Employee Wellness

Sign Up for Virtual Workshops and Challenges
Sign up online for Employee Wellness virtual workshops and challenges:

  • Aging Parents: Finding the Right Care webinar: Get the tools you need now to prepare for helping your parents as they 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 Web page. The newsletter also accepts submissions about Pima employee accomplishments.

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