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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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Coming to eBuy: More Suppliers, Expanded Functionality

In response to user feedback, employees will soon be able to shop more suppliers on eBuy, search/filter across multiple catalogs, and add items from multiple catalogs to one shopping cart. Phased expansion begins in August. Learn more on the Procurement website.

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In Memoriam: Former Lab Controller Ingeborg Henle

Henle worked at the Lab from 1979 until 1992. She also served as the treasurer and activities director for the Ex-L’s retirement group until 2004. A memorial for Henle will be held on Saturday, May 30, in Walnut Creek. Go here to read a full obit, which include details on the memorial.

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June 15 Event Approval Database Training

This course — designed for staff that plan events that use DOE managed funds — will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter Lab-hosted meetings and conferences, both on- and off-site. The two-hour training begins at 1:30 p.m. on June 15.

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