Posts Tagged ‘Office of the Chief Financial Officer’

10 Questions for OCFO’s Victor Lorincz

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Victor Lorincz conducts “Work for Others” accounting in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and has worked at the Lab for 14 years.

Q: What is your proudest moment on the job?
A: Whenever someone at the Lab wins a Nobel Prize

Q: Why do you like science?
A: How interconnected it is

Q: Who is your science hero?
A: Isaac Newton

Q: Where were you born?
A: Transylvania

Q: What is your cultural heritage?
A: Hungarian

Q: How are you involved with your community?
A: I drive elderly people to concerts

Q: Who/what inspires you?
A: Hope in a better future for all

Q: What are the top three things on your bucket list?
A: More travel, stay healthy, start a business

Q: What famous person would you most like to meet?
A: Paul Erdős

Q: What saying best reflects your outlook on life?
A: Keep an open mind

Go here to provide your own answers to 10 questions.

Lab Supports Small Business Via Contracts With Local Suppliers

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Did you know that in FY13, 52 percent of the Lab’s purchasing and contracts were with small businesses? This included office supplies, computer equipment, construction and much more. For FY14, the Lab is required by its DOE contract to commit 50 percent of its purchases to small businesses. Supporting small and disadvantaged businesses helps create jobs and improve the local economy, while providing the Lab with quality goods and reliable service. Employees interested in using a qualified small business for future procurements, or know of a small business that might be interested in contracting with the Lab, can visit the Lab’s Small Business Program website for more information.

Changes Coming to Proposals, Purchases, Time Entry

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Proposals, Purchases, Time Entry – what do all of these have in common? They all touch the Berkeley Lab’s 17-year-old Financial System. Work is underway to replace the system, to better match the way the Lab does business. The effort is part of the Lab’s new Service Technologies for Science Initiative. Find out here what changes you’ll be seeing this fall. Learn more about the Financial Systems Modernization (F$M) project.

10 Questions for OCFO’s Stephanie Daglia

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Stephanie Daglia is a procurement project manager in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and has worked at the Lab for four and half years.

Q: What is your proudest moment on the job?
A: The launch of a Lab-wide recruiting system

Q: What do you enjoy most about working the Lab?
A: Learning about what the scientists are doing to impact the world

Q: Why do you like science?
A: It helps us all to lead better lives

Q: What are your favorite activities outside of work?
A: Watching movies, working with horses, riding on the back of my hubby’s motorcycle

Q: How are you involved with your community?
A: Through my church and local events

Q: Do you possess any unique talents?
A: I can get along with just about anyone

Q: Who/what inspires you?
A: People who give to others

Q: What are the top three things on your bucket list?
A: Windsurfing, kayaking, visiting Norway/Scandinavia

Q: What famous person would you most like to meet (dead or alive)?
A: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Q: What saying best reflects your outlook on life?
A: Problems give you strength to go further

Go here to provide your own answers to 10 questions.

Courses Offer Training on New Event Approval Database

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Conference Services has automated all conference/event approval forms online through the Event Approval Database. The process of going electronic allows DOE and the Lab to consolidate and accumulate information about attendees and projected costs for events. This course is designed for anyone that plans Lab and Division events that use DOE managed funds. It will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter lab hosted meetings and conferences, both on-site and off-site. Courses run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• Event Approval Database Course (CFC0001): March 18
• Database Enhancements Course (CFC0005): Feb. 28 and April 24

Go here to register.

Employees Show Generosity Via Holiday Charity Drives

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The holiday spirit was evident across the Lab as employees donated food, money, blankets, coats, and toys. The Earth Sciences Division raised nearly $600 for the Alameda County Food Bank. The Materials Sciences Division (pictured) raised over $450 for the food bank, collected 50 coats and a large box of toys, and made lap blankets for local hospice patients. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer pooled funds to purchase 90 gifts for seven families via the Brighter Beginnings program. The Joint Genome Institute collected more than 368 pounds of goods for the Contra Costa Food Bank. The Lab-wide BOSS initiative brought in 80 pounds of toiletries, towels, and socks.

Procurement & Property Launches New and Improved Website

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The vision of the Procurement & Property Department is to provide exceptional procurement solutions that contribute to science that changes the world. The new website was designed with the feedback and needs of customers as a top priority. The new Procurement & Property website is streamlined for easier navigation while integrating more functionality, including easy links to forms, guides and training. The site makes it easy to find the right purchasing path and access the latest news right from the home page. And the Procurement Help Desk is easy to find from anywhere on the site — a great resource if you have a question about the procurement process or want to check the status of an order.

Travel Office is Going Green; Receipts Must be Sent Electronically

Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Lab has moved to electronic submission of all receipts required for travel expense reimbursement. All receipts must be submitted electronically via the TREX system. Travelers are no longer required to submit original paper receipts for their travel reimbursements. Paper receipts should not be sent to the Travel Office. Travelers should keep the original receipts until reimbursement has been received. This enhancement will also allow expense report approvers to view and verify the attached receipts at the time of their approval in TREX. The approval process and workflow of Authorizations and Expense Reports in TREX is not changing. More>

Engage in FSM as Part of New ‘Service Technology Solutions for Science’ Initiative

Monday, November 11th, 2013

As announced at the Lab Director’s All-Hands last week, the Lab’s new Service Technology Solutions for Science initiative depends heavily on everyone’s engagement. One way to connect is through the anonymous, baseline survey about the Financial Systems Modernization (F$M) project, sent recently to a randomly selected group of employees. No matter how much or little you know about the project, those who received the survey are encouraged to respond, as this information is essential to provide data-driven measurement to support project success. You can also engage by educating yourself on the project and providing feedback, which can both be done at

Annual eBuy Pacific Supply & Safety Vendor Tech Fair on Aug. 9

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The Pacific Supply & Safety/Newark 4th annual Tech Fair will take place on Friday, August 9, outside ALS Building 7 from 11 a.m. to 1:30pm. Meet representatives from Newark and over 20 electronic manufacturers to learn about the latest technologies.