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Dec. 4, 2020

Kino One-Stop

Sullivan to lead Community & Workforce Development Department

Daniel Sullivan, who has more than 10 years of senior leadership experience in workforce development and homeless services, has been chosen as the director of Pima County’s Department of Community & Workforce Development (CWD).

Sullivan, who joined the County in 2016, has been serving as a community services manager for CWD, overseeing daily operations for the Homeless Services and Workforce divisions, including the One-Stop Centers, the Dislocated Worker program, the Kino Veterans’ Center and the Sullivan Jackson Employment Center.



Sweet tooth pays off in ECAP donations

You still have time to make a gift to the 51st Employees Care About Pima County (ECAP) Campaign, which has been extended through Dec. 18.

Employees can give in a variety of ways:

  • Via payroll deduction
  • Through a one-time credit card donation
  • By check or cash through your department solicitor


LAB bike magazine cover

Well Done! Kudos for Health Department, Kino Sports Complex and Vote Safe program

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 the County's bicycle and pedestrian program being featured in a national publication, the success of the Vote by Mail program and thanks from the Community Food Bank to staff at Kino Sports Complex.


New procedure set for requesting eBlasts

The Information Technology Department has revamped the mailing lists used for eBlasts, those emailed messages employees receive for everything from Human Resources news to IT updates.

Employees do not have the ability to send emails to these mailing lists. That must be done by sending a communications request for an eBlast through the Service Catalog on the Intranet.

Eblasts are reserved for information employees need urgently or timely. General information for employees – surveys, notices, fundraisers, training, etc. -  should be disseminated via the twice monthly eScoop. To have an item included in eScoop, email the eScoop editor. Please refer to Administrative Procedure 3-13 for more information.



Got toys? We know some tots who could use them

The Pima County Board of Supervisors proclaimed December “Toys for Tots Collection Month” and County departments are encouraged to begin their toy collection efforts in support of the annual U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign.

To have a collection box and Toys for Tots poster placed in your department, email Juanita Garcia-Seiger.


Minimum wage poster

Minimum wage posters available

The 2021 posters announcing Arizona's new minimum wage are available to departments for posting.

Arizona law requires employers post these notices prominently and conspicuously placed in a readily accessible area so that employees can observe them easily. A lunch room or break room is usually a good place to post notices. Depending on the configuration of the workplace, it may be best to post them in a kitchen or near a time clock.


Simon Herbert

Guardian of County’s historic structures set to retire

Simon Herbert, who’s traveled from the Isle of Jersey to the desert of Arizona in a career dedicated to preserving local and regional history, will retire from Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department on Dec. 17.

We had a chance to question Herbert on his work on historic structures at Canoa Ranch and Agua Caliente Park as well as his plans for the future.



Make a plan for your pets in case you get sick

Pima County has seen a huge spike in COVID-19 cases. And Pima Animal Care Center has seen a related uptick in the number of people dropping pets off to the shelter because they’re too ill to care for them.

Don’t be one of them! Please make sure you have made plans for your pets in case YOU get sick.


ITD offers video training library

The Pima County Information Technology Department (ITD) had deployed a Video Library dedicated to providing technological video tutorials in the areas of security, product training and support.


August 1994 The Scoop

What’s The Scoop?

Back in 1994, ECAP was a baby at only 25 years old. And Rosie Joe, special staff assistant to County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, served as coordinator for that year's campaign.

We wrote about it back in the August 1994 issue of The Scoop, the predecessor of today's eScoop.

We’ll profile a different front page in each issue of our current eScoop. Click on the image to see a PDF of the August 1994 front page of The Scoop.


Meditation and yoga

Healthy Happenings: 12 Days of Wellness, practicing gratitude and more

In this issue, find information on how to complete a different wellness activity for each of the 12 days and record them on the 12 Days of Wellness Calendar for the month of December.

You can also learn more on Healthy Lifestyle Premium Discount deadlines and ways to practice gratitude.



Know someone who needs a job? The Library is hiring.

The County's public libraries are hiring library technical assistants at multiple locations. The positions are full time and would require some night and weekend work.

The job posting contains the duties and responsibilities, knowledge and skills needed, minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications and more.