Today at Berkeley Lab

Message From Director on Operations Leadership

Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak has announced his plans to retire as of January 2018. As head of the 700-employee Operations enterprise since 2012, Glenn has done a remarkable job of improving operational support for our research while making the Lab a better place to work for all employees. More>

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Operations Announces Reorganization

As part of the Lab’s effort to improve the management of capital projects, address deferred maintenance and physical infrastructure needs, and advance important safety and property protection programs, Operations is reorganizing some elements of the Facilities, Protective Services, and Environment, Health and Safety Divisions, effective May 15. Go here for a message from Glenn Kubiak.

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Michelle Scanlon Appointed New Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer

Scanlon comes to Berkeley Lab with 25 years of HR experience at both federally funded and commercial institutions. At Sandia National Lab, she spearheaded diversity initiatives and played an important HR role in the initial Joint BioEnergy Institute partnership. Her appointment was effective March 20. Go here to read a message from Deputy Director for Operations Glenn Kubiak.

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Annual Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair Takes Place April 27

The Operations Division is hosting this second annual fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot (Lot K1). Visitors can experience a simulated earthquake in the Big Shaker, get a free bike tune-up, check out an e-bike demo, or participate in a raffle for prizes. The Bay View Café will offer a special BBQ lunch for purchase. More>

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Human Remains Found on Berkeley Lab Property

A Message From COO Glenn Kubiak At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday, April 18, Berkeley Lab facilities personnel, working to … More»

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Creating a Clean and Safe Place for Lab Science

To enable the Lab to conduct the best science possible, it’s crucial to have work areas that are safe, efficiently used, and clean. A new website has been created as a resource for employees to assist with clean-up activities in their divisions. The site offers planning guides as well as tools needed to take stock of chemical inventories, equipment and supplies, and paper records. More>

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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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‘On the Move’ Website Launched to Aid With Staff Relocations

Over the coming weeks and months, 120 staff will move into the GPL and approximately 255 into the CRT, and cascading moves are being planned to fill spaces that are opened up from these large moves. Visit the On the Move website information on the moves and resources for employees who are relocating. More>

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Meredith Montgomery is New Director for Institutional Assurance and Integrity

Montgomery, who is currently the Research and Institutional Integrity Officer, begins her new duties July 1. The Office of Institutional Assurance provides oversight of the Lab’s management systems and operating processes to ensure that compliance, best management practices, and continuous improvement are achieved. More>

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New ‘askUS’ Portal Simplifies Access to Operations Services

Operations will soon release a preview of askUS, a unified services portal that will ultimately deliver a one-stop solution for services provided by the Operations divisions. The portal will launch on June 16 with services provided by Human Resources including benefits, compensation, recruitment, hiring, and visa processing. More>

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