Today at Berkeley Lab

Export Control Training Sessions Set for No. 14 and Dec. 10

The classes will help staff understand the regulations that govern outbound exports and dissemination of information and technology to non-U.S. persons and entities. Both sessions will be held in the Building 50 Auditorium from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Send e-mail here for more information. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

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.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

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.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

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>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Reminder on Berkeley Lab Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct

Berkeley Lab employees are expected to uphold the University of California’s Ethical Values — Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Proposed Changes to RIF, Severance and Recall, Preferential Rehire Policies

The proposed revisions include the reinstatement of recall and preferential rehire as an option, in lieu of electing severance pay, for impacted policy-covered employees facing a RIF. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

New DOE Reporting Requirements for Attending, Hosting Conferences

Lab’s Conference Services updates its policies to reflect changes. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Seismic Safety Policy Update

Seismic safety imageBerkeley Lab has revised the Seismic Safety policy. Due to changes in the California Building Code (CBC) that take effect this year, the Laboratory recently completed a rewrite of the policy. The policy now resides in the RPM. For more information, see RPM for Seismic Safety.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

UC Invites Comments on Updates to Whistleblower Protection Policy

The University of California is soliciting employee comments on proposed changes to the Whistleblower Protection Policy (WPP), which applies to academic and non-academic (all Laboratory) employees. In summary, the proposed changes:

  • - Ensure that complaints filed under the WPP will be processed within 18 months, as required by an amendment to the California Whistleblower Protection Act
  • - Address difficulties in the administration of the WPP and better clarify the process, improving the experience for complainants.

The proposed policy, along with explanatory material, is available on UCOP’s website. Send comments on the proposed draft to RIIO@lbl.gov no later than June 2, 2014.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Statement of Ethical Values and 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 University’s Standards of Ethical Conduct. If you have questions or concerns in this area, contact Meredith Montgomery or Molly Stoufer in the Research and Institutional Integrity Office, or at riio@lbl.gov.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.