Today at Berkeley Lab

Financial Management System Down May 6 at 1 p.m. to May 8 at 8 a.m.

The FSM shutdown is required for regular maintenance, including system upgrades to PeopleTools and Oracle database versions. These upgrades will not change the functionality of the system. E-mail fsmhelp@lbl.gov for assistance.

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Lab, Small Businesses Collaborate to Commercialize Clean Energy Products

The Lab will partner with four clean energy small businesses to accelerate the commercialization of their innovative bioenergy, buildings and vehicle technologies as part of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched in July 2015 by the Department of Energy. More>

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Visit Self Service Website for Copies of W-2 Forms

All active employees can access their W-2s for 2014 and 2015 tax years via Employee Self Service. Log on and choose “W2” from the menu. Click on “Printable” beside the year you wish to print. Refer to the OCFO website for further information.

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Lab Prepares for El Niño Onslaught

A cross-Operations team including Facilities, EH&S, IT, OCFO and Protective Services has been working on El Niño storm preparations, conducting planning and assessments and mitigating issues to better prepare the Lab to prevent and respond to potential impacts from heavy storms. Already, the number of water leaks/intrusions has been reduced by 33% since last year. More>

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W-2 Forms Now Available Electronically: Sign Up by Jan. 15, 2016

Employees may now receive their 2015 Wage and Tax Statement (W-2 form) in PDF format online through the Employee Self Service website. Federal regulations require that consent be given to receive W-2’s this way. The deadline for consent is Jan. 15. This consent will carry forward each year and does not need to be repeated.

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GSS Scientific Catalog Moving to eBuy Marketplace

As of Nov. 6, all eBuy suppliers are in the new Marketplace platform, where you can search and create a shopping cart from multiple supplier catalogs. Learn how to access GSS Scientific Suppliers and Navigate in the Marketplace.

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Sept. 15 is Fiscal-Year Deadline for eBuy & LETS

The final FY15 LETS sweep will take place at 3 p.m. and approved eBuy purchases to be recorded as FY15 activity must be placed by 5 p.m. Go here to view Key Dates for FY15 Year-End. Note that some divisions may have earlier internal dates.

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Introducing eBuy Marketplace: More Suppliers, More Functionality

The eBuy Marketplace is the new way to shop in eBuy. Find what you need by searching across multiple catalogs, including suppliers new to eBuy. Shop from Lab-recommended lists for computer, ergonomic, and sustainable products. Add items from multiple suppliers to one shopping cart. Check out the tutorials and get the most out of the Marketplace. More>

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September Deadlines for Fiscal Year-End Activities

Please complete transactions early to help ensure a smooth year-end close in the new Financial System. There will be no system blackouts this year, but for costs to be recorded in FY15, there will be hard deadlines for purchases, time entry, travel expense reports, etc. Transactions made after these dates will be recorded in FY16. See Key Dates for FY15 Year-End and note that some Divisions may have earlier internal dates.

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Upcoming Demos on New Features in eBuy

In August, more suppliers and new functionality, including the ability to search and create orders across multiple catalogs, will be coming to eBuy. Learn more by visiting the Procurement website and by attending a demo on Tuesday, July 28 (1 p.m. in Bldg. 70A-3377), or webinar on Thursday, July 30.

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