Today at Berkeley Lab

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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2014 W2s Available Online Via Employee Self-Service

The documents will available here starting Friday, March 27. Paper copies were mailed to home addresses in January. Later this year, staff will be asked to provide consent to receive their 2015 W2s online. Benefits include faster, 24/7-access to W2s, and the elimination of misdirected, lost, or delayed receipt of the document.

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10 Questions for OCFO’s Laura Sanders

This procurement subcontract administrator appreciates the Lab’s casual dress policy, enjoys belly dancing, and hopes to travel to Fiji one day. Go here to check out the rest of Sanders’ answers.

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Are You Working Out of State or the U.S.?

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 taxinfo@lbl.gov or call Rosario Sayson (x6551) to determine proper state and federal tax withholding.

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Reminder: Use New Project & Activity IDs in LETS

Get an early start on your time entry, and remember to use your new Project & Activity IDs. Use the Project Lookup link in LETS to find your new values, and visit fsm.lbl.gov to take the required training. The October sweep is Oct. 29 at noon.

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Course for New Users of Online Event Approval Database

The course — designed for employees who plan Lab events that use DOE-managed funds, provides a step-by-step instruction on how to enter onsite or offsite meetings and conferences. This training must be completed to access the Event Approval database. The next course will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Building 90-0026. Registration required. Go here to review the Lab’s event policy.

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Lab’s Travel Policy Has Been Updated; All Travelers Must Review

Updates affect foreign travel, covering personal airfare costs, car service, and expense report submissions. More>

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