Today at Berkeley Lab

A Fresh Look for the Berkeley Lab Careers Site

The Berkeley Lab Careers site at jobs.lbl.gov has been updated for an improved applicant experience. Highlights include an upgraded design with engaging content, mobile responsive layout, filtered search functionality by job categories, a stronger diversity, equity and inclusion focus, and a page for applicants with visual impairments. Check out the site here.

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How Improving Accessibility for Some Improves Accessibility for All

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We feature All Access Berkeley Lab, an Employee Resource Group (ERG) working to make our workplace and activities more accessible. The group is co-chaired by Betsy MacGowan (right) and Misha Gonzalez. Computing ALD Kathy Yelick is the executive sponsor. Go here to learn more about the All Access ERG.

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Announcing Launch of Veteran Self-ID Campaign and Video

The Veterans Employee Resource Group is reaching out to all Lab veterans to ask for help in identifying themselves as a veteran through the Employee Self-Service system. Self-identifying will help the Lab employ and retain veterans. Watch this video to learn more. All self-identified veterans will receive a Berkeley Lab challenge coin. More>

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With Cecilia Tamayo, Nothing Gets Lost in Translation

For National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrate their heritage and culture. Today, read about Cecilia Tamayo of Human Resources, the first of three employees we will feature this week.

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Kat Wentworth Named New CUCSA Delegate for the Lab

Kat Wentworth has been appointed as the Lab’s new delegate for the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA). Wentworth is an active member of the Lab’s Lambda Alliance and All Access ERGs, as well as a leader and contributor to the development of several key Lab business initiatives and enhancements in support of staff. She joins the Lab’s current CUCSA representative Nick Everson.

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HR System Blackout August 4-8

The HR system, PeopleSoft, will be upgraded in early August and will be unavailable during the period of August 4-8. HR transactions for employees, affiliates, and contract workers will not be processed during that time. More>

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Former Employee Change Form Now Available

A form has been created to record specific changes that may have occurred after an employee leaves the Lab. Click here to view the Former Employee Change Form. The fields reflect the data that can be updated post-employment. This form is voluntary and not required. Contact Berkeley Lab’s HR Shared Services Center (x4772) for more information.

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Message From Director on Public Affairs, IT, and HR Reorganization

A strategic communications function has been established within the Directorate, which includes the current communications and media relations team. The Workforce Development and Education group will move to Human Resources, and Web Development, Creative Services, and Visual Communications will move to the IT Division. More>

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Nominations Open for Employee Recognition Program; Deadline Extended to July 7

Administered by HR in conjunction with the Directorate, the Awards for Exceptional Achievement and Berkeley Lab Prize-Lifetime Achievement Award recognize teams and individuals for significant accomplishments in advancing the Lab’s mission and strategic goals. Any employee can submit a nomination. Honorees will be acknowledged at a ceremony and reception in December.

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Michelle Scanlon Appointed New Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer

Scanlon comes to Berkeley Lab with 25 years of HR experience at both federally funded and commercial institutions. At Sandia National Lab, she spearheaded diversity initiatives and played an important HR role in the initial Joint BioEnergy Institute partnership. Her appointment was effective March 20. Go here to read a message from Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak.

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