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Outside Business, Consulting, and Employment

Are you consulting, serving on a board, or engaging in other compensated activities outside the Lab? Employees, including faculty, must get institutional approval for outside compensated activities in the same subject area as their Lab job before beginning work and annually thereafter. Read the policy and approval procedures here.

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New Policy on Time-Sensitive Chemicals

Employees who work with chemicals may be affected by a new policy in the Chemical Hygiene and Safety Plan, Work Process P.1. The new policy, which includes requirements for four new categories of time-sensitive chemicals, can be found here.

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Policy Reminder: Reporting Waste, Fraud, and Abuse

Per DOE Order 221.1B (Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse to the Office of Inspector General), employees have a duty to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misuse, corruption, criminal acts, or mismanagement. Reports can be made to supervisors, any level of management, and the resources listed here. Staff can also report to the DOE Office of Inspector General. More>

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Policy Reminder on UC/Berkeley Lab Standards of Ethical Conduct

Berkeley Lab employees are expected to uphold the University of California’s Ethical Values — Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect — and perform their duties in accordance with the Standards of Ethical Conduct. Go here for more information.

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Employee Responsibilities for Reporting Concerns: Whistleblower Notice

Employees have the right — and the responsibility — to identify and report concerns about improper governmental activities and environmental, health, and safety concerns without fear of reprisal. Employees are encouraged to discuss concerns with their supervisor, or any level of management. Employees may also contact the Employee Concerns Manager, Vicki Laden (x7880). More>

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Gifts for Research Policy Updated

Steps for review and approval of gifts of money or equipment to support the Lab’s scientific mission have been streamlined and clarified in the RPM. These steps must be completed before a gift is approved. For example, equipment gifts cannot be brought on site until the approval process is completed. For more information, visit the Innovation and Partnerships Office’s Gifts page. Questions? Email gifts@lbl.gov.

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Policy Reminder on Research Misconduct

Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. To ask questions or discuss concerns, contact Vicki Laden, the Lab’s Employee Concerns Manager. Go here for more information.

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Policy on Outside Business, Consulting and Employment

Are you consulting, serving on a board, or engaged in other compensated activities outside the Lab? Employees, including faculty, are required to get institutional approval for outside compensated activities in the same subject area as their Lab job before beginning work, and annually thereafter. Failure to comply may result in corrective action. Read the policy and approval procedures here.

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Outside Consulting and Employment Requests Now Online

The institutional approval process for outside consulting, employment, and other business activity has been recently updated, and employees can now submit outside activity requests and get approvals online. View the “getting started” guide here, and find the new request form here. More information on policy and requirements is available in the RPM here. Questions? Contact coi@lbl.gov.

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Policy Reminder on UC/Berkeley Lab Standards of Ethical Conduct

Berkeley Lab employees are expected to uphold the University’s Ethical Values — Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect — and perform their duties in accordance with the Standards of Ethical Conduct. More>

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