To ensure the Lab is compliant with California, other states, and international withholding tax laws, employees working on a Change of Station (permanent or temporary) Interlocation Appointment (ILA), or other kinds of projects, should e-mail email@example.com or call Rosario Sayson (x6551) to determine proper state and federal tax withholding.
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What is the environmental impact of actions you take in your office? There are simple things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment and support the Lab in its sustainability goals. Paper is a great example. You can make a difference by printing only when necessary and using both sides of paper. In addition, when you order supplies through eBuy, specify recycled-content paper, re-manufactured toner cartridges, and other sustainable office supplies. Visit the sustainLBL website to learn how to order these green office products and stay tuned for more information on related Earth Day events.
The Payroll department will conduct three Q&A sessions for foreign nationals receiving payment from Berkeley Lab, and who will be filing “nonresident” status on their 2012 tax returns. The sessions will be in Building 971 – Aspen Conference Room (6401 Hollis Street in Emeryville). Sessions are scheduled for:
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, March 20, 1 to 3 p.m
Seating is limited. Send e-mail here to reserve a space.
Starting at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 8, and continuing through the weekend, the Lab’s financial systems will be taken offline for maintenance. To prevent an online session from being interrupted, users will need to log out of the system prior to 2 pm. During this outage, users will be unable to access eBuy, TREX, purchase requisitions, or approve online financial transactions. It is expected that these systems will be back up by Monday morning. For more information, contact the IT help desk (x4357).
Employee W2 for 2012 will be sent to home mailing address no later than January 31. Those who have had an address change should send the updated information to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Go here to learn more about the December pay periods for monthly and biweekly employees, the policy regarding work during the Lab’s holiday shutdown period (Dec. 24 to Jan. 1), and planned changes to payroll taxes and Medicare withholding for 2013. For more information, send e-mail to email@example.com.
Professional Woman’s magazine has selected Hanh Le, Berkeley Lab’s Small Business Liaison Officer, among eight winners of the “Top Women Supplier Diversity Executives – Best of the Best 2012″. The winners were recognized for their outstanding leadership, strong commitment to the communities, and contributions that promote the full participation of small business and global diversity community. Le is responsible for building a comprehensive small business program, using strategies of collaboration between Lab leaders and the small business community. More>
The DOE threshold for barcoding controlled property has risen from $5K to $10k, and around 4,500 assets are now eligible for “detagging.” Division Property Representatives and Coordinators have begun peeling away the barcode tags and replacing them with orange DOE/LBL U.S. “Govt Prop.” labels. The barcodes are being forwarded to Property Management for retirement in Sunflower, the formal property system. Although no longer subject to inventory, these government assets must still be protected from misuse, loss, theft, or unauthorized removal from the Laboratory. For information about property responsibilities at Berkeley Lab, contact your Division Property Representative or e-mail the Property Group. More>
The Lab has awarded a new Liquid Helium Subcontract to Air Products. For your first order, e-mail your location, dewar sizes, and estimated usage per month to Matt Hines. The setup can take a few days so purchasers are encouraged to email in advance. Air Products will hold a town hall meeting tomorrow from 2 to 3 p.m. in Building 76-235. For more information, contact Hines (925-549-1273), or Terry Pierre (x6067).
The question Lab employees most often ask Property Staff is “How can I find out what property is in my name?” The quick and easy answer can be found on the Property Management website. The Look Up box on the Property homepage provides links to detailed reports by DOE barcode number (complete history of a single asset), custodian ID (all property assigned to an employee), or building (all assets in a specific location). For assistance, contact your Division Property Representative.