Today at Berkeley Lab

Director’s Message on Changes to Lab Operations Team

Chief Financial Officer Kim Williams will serve as interim Deputy Lab Director for Operations until Michael Brandt begins on March 5. Minh Huebner will serve as interim CFO. Ellen Ford will return as senior advisor to the Deputy Lab Director of Operations, Jim Floyd will serve as interim Chief of the Projects and Construction Office, and Jack Salazar will serve as Interim EH&S Division Director. Michelle Flynn will join the ALS-U team as operations project manager. More>

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Glenn Kubiak, Retiring Feb. 16, Reflects on a Career in Support of Science

Looking back on his tenure at the Lab, Kubiak says that it is the people who have really made his time here valuable: “Those thousands of interactions are a gift. The chance to interact with and be influenced by that many talented and dedicated people is amazing.” A reception celebrating Kubiak’s career will be held Friday, Feb. 9. More>

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Director’s Message on Appointment of New Deputy Director for Operations

Michael Brandt has been appointed as the Deputy Lab Director for Operations and Chief Operating Officer. He will begin his tenure on March 5. He replaces Glenn Kubiak, who is retiring on Feb. 16. We will announce the interim Deputy Lab Director for Operations and Chief Operating Officer in the next few days. More>

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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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