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Feb. 21, 2020

ITD staff

Well done – Great employers, helping youth and honors for the sheriff and criminal justice unit

Each issue, eScoop would like to give a shout-out to employees and departments who have earned special recognition. We want to hear about colleagues who have earned kudos on the job as well as those being recognized for their work or volunteerism outside the office.

This issue, we'll read about Pima County ITD earning “Employer of the Year” kudos, how a national grant is helping vulnerable youth, and honors for the County Sheriff and an employee in the Criminal Justice Reform Unit.


Surveying staff

Employees share opinions for values survey

We asked. And you responded!

Last month, TEAM W.O.R.K, Human Resources’ training and development team, asked County employees to rank what they think are the three most important values every Pima County employee should exemplify. More than 2,200 of you responded. Find out what the results were.


Procurement award

Celebrating March as Procurement Month

The Board of Supervisors will declare March as “Procurement Month” and March 11 specifically as ‘”Professional Buyer’s Day.” To mark the occasion, the Supervisors will present the Procurement Department with a proclamation at the March 3 Board meeting.



Health Department director to discuss coronavirus

The director of the Pima County Health Department will take part in a panel discussion Feb. 26, 6-8 p.m. at the University of Arizona’s Main Library CATalyst Learning Studio on “Going Viral: Covering Coronavirus, Flu, and Other Contagious Illness Without Creating Hysteria.” All are welcome.

The event is sponsored by UA Libraries, the Society of Professional Journalists and the UA School of Journalism’s First Generation Students of Journalism group.


The Scoop

What’s The Scoop?

Remember when the Ina Road wastewater power plant earned accolades on a global scale? We wrote about it in the July 1993 issue of The Scoop, the predecessor of today’s eScoop employee newsletter. We’ll profile a different front page is each issue of our current eScoop.


printer cartridges

Stop and think before using that ink

When we think about the environmental impact of printing, we usually focus on the amount and type of paper used. This makes sense since the connection between paper, trees and the environment are well established and direct – but what about all the ink and toner cartridges we use? They, too, have an impact. Learn why we should also care about cartridge waste.


tomato plants

Become a master gardener

The weather is warming up, which means it must be time to get your hands dirty in the garden! If you want to know about low water-use plants, pruning, composting, and more, check out these Master Gardeners presentations being offered at 10 Pima County libraries in March.


computer lab

For the Record: New records management training video available

A new records management training video entitled ‘Your Role in Records Management’ is now available through the Learning Management System (LMS).  This new video replaces the version formerly available on the Pima County Records Program intranet page. 


Mystery photo

Mystery Photo

Where was I taken? Send your best guess to Be sure to put Mystery Photo in the subject line.

And find out where the Jan. 17 photo was taken and who our winners were.