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$M) project, sent recently to a randomly selected group of employees. No matter how much or little you know about the project, those who received the survey are encouraged to respond, as this information is essential to provide data-driven measurement to support project success. You can also engage by educating yourself on the project and providing feedback, which can both be done at fsm.lbl.gov.
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Berkeley Lab was recently recognized for its participation in the DOE Mentor-Protégé Program as a Mentor to CE2 Corporation, a local small disadvantaged business that provides environmental and project management consulting services. Ron Pauer, EH&S Environmental Services Manager served as the technical mentor to CE2 for four years. The Mentor-Protégé Program is managed by the Small Business Office in Procurement/OCFO. The program is sponsored by DOE’s Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
The Financial Systems Modernization (F$M) project is re-engineering the Lab’s financial systems, services, and processes, improving and streamlining the way research management, including proposals, purchasing, and reporting are conducted. The project team is a group of experienced Berkeley Lab staff and skilled Accenture staff, in partnership with diverse representation from across all of the Lab’s divisions. The initial launch of the new systems and processes is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2014. What does this mean for you? Learn more at fsm.lbl.gov.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rosario Sayson (x6551) to determine proper state and federal tax withholding.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.