Oct. 2 eScoop: Jobs well done, reducing travel and painting the town purple

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Oct. 2, 2020

Temperature checkers

Well Done! Shout-outs to Flood Control, Wastewater, temperature checkers and a ducky rescue

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. Send your ideas on employees who should receive a pat on the back to the eScoop editor.

In this issue, you’ll hear about industry awards for Wastewater Reclamation, a weather-related honor for Regional Flood Control District staff, a milestone for the County's temperature takers and a Pima Animal Care officer whose job performance is just ducky.


Ariane and daughter

Invest in someone’s future with an ECAP donation to Ending Poverty Now

Three years ago, Ariane Davaul needed immediate help paying rent and getting food on the table. It’s safe to say, she was just getting by.

Today, she’s getting ahead, serving as a facilitator of a program by the same name with Interfaith Community Services, helping others use resources at their disposal to improve their lives.

Davaul is one of dozens of County residents who will benefit from an ECAP donation to the Ending Poverty Now initiative.


Vote Safe webpage

Early voting begins in Pima County Oct. 7

If you want to vote early in person you can vote at the Pima County Recorder's Office at 240 N. Stone Ave. Early voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Early voting is also available at the Recorder's Eastside Annex at 6920 E. Broadway and at the Recorder's Ballot Processing Center at 6550 S. Country Club Road.

Early voting runs Monday through Friday, from Oct. 7 through Election Day, and also on Saturday, October 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

You can also drop-off your mail-in ballot at the early voting sites. Early ballots will be sent out beginning Oct. 7.

Pima County and the Pima County Recorder’s Office want to help slow the spread of COVID-19 this election season. To help in that effort, they have been encouraging voters to request early ballots and vote by mail. The Vote Safe initiative has a dedicated website featuring an elections calendar, early voting sites, curbside drop-off locations, and other elections information.


Paint Pima Purple

Employees can Paint Pima Purple this October

Pima County is participating again in the Paint Pima Purple campaign, designed to raise awareness and help eradicate domestic abuse.

Employees can show their support in a number of ways, including by changing the color of their signature line in emails to purple and adding this phrase: Join us to Paint Pima Purple this October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month by painting your signature purple!


bike commuter

Take the annual Travel Reduction Program survey

Pima County is required to submit the annual Travel Reduction Program (TRP) Employee Survey during the month of October.

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is asking employees to take this brief, MANDATORY survey that will make a difference in many ways. The data employees provide gets incorporated into regional planning efforts to evaluate transit routes and assess future infrastructure needs.


taking survey

HR survey reveals opinions on accountability

Human Resources Training and Development team is continuing its efforts to capture data to build a training program that exemplifies the County values embodied in its slogan: We A.R.E. Pima County - Accountable, Respectful, Ethical.

Toward that end, staff requested feedback on behaviors that employees feel demonstrate that shared value of being accountable.



Healthy Happenings: Attend a virtual health and wellness fair, get flu shots and check out the winners

Dozens of your fellow employees are getting healthy and spending $50 and $100 gift cards because of it. Find out who they are.

This issue also includes info on an Oct. 27 virtual health and wellness fair, more Wellness Program offerings and the availability of flu shots.


Elderly person and friend

Open a box of memories with Pima County Library

Robert Louis Stevenson once said, "I've a grand memory for forgetting things." The Library could have helped him...

Memories can get lost from generation to generation. Don't let that happen - try a Memory Kit, now available for checkout at your library, and start special conversations about the past.