The Lab’s back-up care program can help with last-minute changes in your care arrangements, such as when your child or parent is ill, your regular caregiver is ill or on vacation, your work hours change unexpectedly, or you need temporary care during gaps in your child’s summer care program. Employees are eligible for up to 15 days of back-up care per calendar year at a co-pay of $15/child or $25/family per day of center-based care and $6/hour for in-home care. Go here to register and make a reservation (username is LBNL and password is 4Backup), or call 877-242-2737.
Posts Tagged ‘Human Resources’
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, a nationwide salute to diversity. Berkeley Lab’s Diversity & Inclusion Office plays an ongoing role in fostering the spirit of that celebration, which was designated by Presidential Proclamation. “Our Labwide Affirmative Action Plan includes heritage months throughout the year to promote visibility and respect for employees with various backgrounds and traditions,” notes Lady Idos of the D&I office. In keeping with that spirit, three members of the Berkeley Lab community — Susan Synarski, Jay Keasling, and Christel Cantlin — share with TABL what LGBT Pride Month means to them. More>
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The White House issued a Presidential Proclamation in 2013 to commemorate the history and heritage of the AAPI community in the United States. This year, San Francisco will be hosting the “Asian Heritage Street Celebration” in the city’s Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District. The fair will be held tomorrow, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local public TV station KQED has compiled a list of heritage month programming and resources (including arts, education, services, and media), available here. Learn more about the Lab’s Asian Association by contacting President Larry Guo.
Merna Hurd, associate deputy director at Livermore Lab, will speak at the Women Scientists and Engineers Council luncheon on Monday, May 13, in Building 15-253 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a half-hour networking session. Merna will discuss her career in the public and private sectors and how she overcame obstacles to thrive in a male dominated field. She will also touch on how her career has evolved over the years, and how she manages work/life balance. Lunch will be provided. RSVP required. More>
Effective immediately, responsibilities for the administration of Disability Management, including Family Medical Laves (FML), Industrial Illness/Injury Disability (Workers’ Compensation), and Transitional Return-to-Work Accommodations, has moved from EHSS/Health Services to Human Resources/Employee and Labor Relations. The Human Resources website has been updated to reflect these changes. For more information, contact Mari Cook (x4709) or Gayle Tornberg (x5557) in Employee and Labor Relations.
The Women Scientists and Engineers Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Office will host a live webcast of the DOE event, “Driving STEM Excellence: Women’s History Month Forum with Women Leaders and the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educators Fellows,” tomorrow from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., at Life Science’s Gray Auditorium (717 Potter Street, Berkeley). Please see the calendar invite for more information. Click here for more information on Women in STEM.
Last week, Fidelity mailed a personalized fund statement and decision guide to all employees affected by the upcoming changes to the UC Retirement Savings Program investment fund choices, set to take effect on March 28. Detailed information regarding the Fund Menu Management program can found here. You can also access links to the new streamlined investment menu and Decision Guide from this page or sign up for an online tutorial or attend a webinar. If you have any questions, contact Fidelity directly at (800) 558-9182.
Are you trying to help an elder from a distance? Is it difficult to get information about what’s really happening? Do you worry about what will happen when you’re not there? The Lab will host a workshop on long distance care giving on Monday, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Building 90-1099. Participants will learn when and how to help, how to find resources in your elder’s community that can assist them, and how to receive support for yourself. This free workshop will be led by Maureen Kelly of UC Berkeley’s CARE Services.
The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is comprised of delegates from every UC-managed institution, including Berkeley Lab. The Lab is seeking a new junior delegate to serve alongside a senior delegate for 2013-2014. Members meet quarterly at a different UC campus to discuss issues that affect staff with top UC administrators and regents. Serving on this council is an opportunity for networking with other UC employees, meeting directly with UC Regents and staying informed and acting on issues most pertinent for the Lab and UC community. Details on who is eligible and the application process are available here. E-mail applications by April 15 at 5 p.m.. Go here to view a list of current and previous Lab CUCSA members.
Is your career headed in the right direction? At Berkeley Lab Learning Institute’s career planning workshop on March 12 (10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m.), you can clarify your career values and interests and develop an action plan to meet your goals. Taught by a career-counseling specialist, this session will help you develop a career action plan and provide tools and resources to support your efforts. Two workshops are offered: a postdoc and research assistant version (BLI0118) focusing on issues in scientific careers and a non-scientific employee version (BLI0119) focusing on general career planning issues. Registration required.