The Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) is hosting a presentation on “Leave of Absence” (LOA), followed by Q&A. It event takes place Monday, Dec. 16 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The purpose is to raise awareness on the process and policy around LOA, family/medical leave, and options at the Lab. All employees are invited, and supervisors and managers are encouraged to attend. The Disability Management Team in Human Resources will lead the presentation. Click here to RSVP. For more information, contact email@example.com or visit the WSEC website.
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The Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) invites Lab employees to attend its annual December Networking Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Building 15-253 conference room. Lunch will be provided. The WSEC focuses on developing strategies for professional development, work/life balance, recruitment, retention, and career advancement of the Lab’s women scientists and engineers. To RSVP click here. Send e-mail for more information, or go here.
The Lab recently hired four new employees with developmental disabilities through Project Search, a national program that provides job training for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities then partners with employers to further their job training. The employees — including Christine Dinh, right, with the Lab’s program coordinator Lady Idos — are working in Human Resources, Engineering, NERSC, and Physical Biosciences. More>
Employees who face work-related conflict — such as disputes, interpersonal difficulties with colleagues, subordinates or supervisors, preparing for a difficult conversation, harassment, cultural misunderstandings, bureaucratic frustrations, or incivility — can utilize the Lab’s Ombuds Service. The Ombuds provides assistance that is confidential, informal, neutral and independent of the Lab’s administrative structure. Appointments are typically held offsite, however, the Ombuds is available for onsite appointments on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Appointments are required (510-642-7823).
Join the Diversity and Inclusion Council on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30pm on the Cafeteria Lawn as to celebrate the Lab’s diversity in this one-day tour around the world. Come learn how to Zumba and Salsa with the Dance Club, sing along with students from the German International School, and answer trivia questions with the Lambda Alliance. Make sure to check out the Bay View Café’s special menu for the week. To find out more information about these festivities, go here.
Next Friday (Oct. 18), a special event will honor 15 Lab women involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) careers. This “Women @ the Lab” event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and takes place in the cafeteria. Visit the newly launched Women @ the Lab website to learn more about these remarkable women and what inspired them to pursue STEM careers. Staff can also nominate other women to be featured on the website.
Berkeley Lab partners with Bright Horizons to offer employees the Back-Up Care Advantage Program. The program provides temporary childcare, as well as adult and elder care, during a lapse or breakdown in normal care arrangements. A Bright Horizons representative will be hosting an informational table for employees to learn more on Thursday, August 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria Lobby. Consider back-up care the simple solution to your family care challenges anytime you need temporary care for your children, spouse/partner, parents, in-laws, or grandparents. Visit backup.brighthorizons.com (new users: username = LBNL / password = 4Backup).
The Women Scientists and Engineers Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Office have created a new web portal that brings together a variety of family-friendly resources for Lab employees. The site, called “MyFamily at LBNL,” includes information on such topics as the Lab’s back-up care program, family-related policies, health and nutrition, nursing mothers, commuting, and telecommuting. The site will be updated as new resources emerge. Suggestions for additional content can be sent here.
Effective immediately, Berkeley Lab has revised the Relocation Assistance policy of the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM). The Relocation Assistance and Change of Station policies have been separated. Other policy changes include: revised benefits provided in our relocation program, clarified eligibility requirements, and added information regarding the claims for reimbursement process. Go here to read the revised Relocation Assistance policy. Represented employees should contact their union representatives or consult their collective bargaining agreement.
On Wednesday, June 26, an introductory class of Tai Chi 18-form will be taught (one time only) by Tennessee Gock from Noon to 1 pm in 2-100B. President of the LBNL Passport to Wellness Club, Tennessee states that this is a non-traditional kind of Tai Chi consisting of a set of easy-to-learn routines that vary from 4 to 16 minutes. These low-impact exercises will help promote circulation, muscle strength, joint flexibility, mobility, balance, bone density, and metabolism. Come to the class with comfortable clothing, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about it.