Berkeley Lab invites employee comments on proposed updates to the compensation policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM). For details on proposed revisions, go here. To provide comments on proposed changes, submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25.
The Flexible Work Options policy, which includes telecommuting, is being updated. Revisions clarify policy and assure effective management of options. Recognizing telecommuting does not work equally well for all employees, jobs, or work units, approval remains at sole discretion of managers on a case-by-case basis. For revision details, go here. Submit comments here by April 25.
Under DOE Order 221.1A, “Reporting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse to the Office of Inspector General,” Lab employees have a duty to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misuse, corruption, criminal acts, or mismanagement. Employees can report to their supervisor, any level of management, or the resources listed here (including DOE contacts).
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>
Employees have the right—and the responsibility—to identify and report concerns about improper governmental activities and environment, health, and safety concerns without fear of reprisal. Employees are encouraged to discuss concerns with their supervisor or any level of management. Go here for information on how and what to report.
The Lab’s policies for attending and hosting events, and working meals, have been updated into one comprehensive policy. Employees involved with event activities at the Lab or offsite are responsible for complying with the Events and Meals policy. Go here for more information. Contact Conference Services for additional details.
The University invites comments (no later than Jan. 13) on Proposed Revised Presidential Policy on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action. Go here to review proposed policy.
Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. To raise questions or concerns, contact Meredith Montgomery, the Lab’s Research Integrity Officer, at email@example.com. Click here for more information.
Are you consulting, serving on a board, or engaged in other activities outside the Lab? Employees, including faculty, are required to get prior institutional approval for outside activities in the same subject area as their Lab job. Failure to comply may result in corrective action. Read the policy and approval procedures here.
The guidelines address the needs and issues that arise in the workplace when a transgender person transitions while working the Lab. Since many transitioning employees must come out on the job to live consistently with their gender identity full-time, employers necessarily become involved in an employee’s transition. More>