Need postcards printed with soy-based ink but don’t know where to start? Check out the Lab’s Printing and Duplicating Policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual. The revised policy clarifies the Lab’s rules for printing and duplicating. Responsibilities of the Printing Services Coordinator (Creative Services) and the Procurement Department are defined. Employees who need assistance in selecting the best process or supplier for a printing or duplicating job may contact the Printing Services Coordinator in Creative Services. For questions about procuring duplicating services, contact the Procurement Department.
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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, and the resources listed here. Employees may also report directly to the DOE Office of Inspector General, which has authority to investigate violations such as false statements, false claims, bribery, kickbacks, fraud, ESH violations, theft, computer crimes, contractor mischarging, and conflicts of interest. Whistleblowers are protected from retaliation under UC/LBNL policy, state, and federal regulations.
Berkeley Lab’s policy is to investigate allegations of research misconduct fairly, effectively, and expeditiously. Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Research misconduct does not include authorship disputes or honest differences of opinion. Go here to view the Lab’s policy on research misconduct. For concerns about research misconduct, contact the Research and Institutional Integrity Office, or submit them anonymously using the University of California hotline at 800-403-4744.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rosario Sayson (x6551) to determine proper state and federal tax withholding.
Berkeley Lab is beginning the employee comment period for the proposed revision to the Relocation Policy. The current policy covers both Relocation and Change-of-Station moves. Moving forward these policies will be separated. This proposed revision updates Relocation moves only. Policy changes include: revised benefits provided in our relocation program, clarified eligibility requirements, and added information regarding the claims for reimbursement process. Represented employees should contact their union representatives or consult their collective bargaining agreement. Go here to review the proposed Relocation policy. To comment on this change, contact HRpolicy@lbl.gov by May 9.
Spring vacation is nearly here and the kids will be out of school. Employees who plan to bring children to visit the Laboratory should be aware that children must be supervised at all times and are not allowed to wander around the Lab unattended. Go here to view the Site Access Policy. When outdoors with your children, use extra caution due to the high level of construction activity and the hilly terrain. This reminder brought to you by the Lab’s Requirements Management Committee (RMC), caretakers of the Requirements and Policy Manual (RPM).
Friday, March 29 is Cesar Chavez Day. Eligible employees have the option of using Cesar Chavez Day or Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11, 2013) as a paid holiday. Those who will take Cesar Chavez Day or will take Veterans’ Day as a holiday must use a vacation day or take a leave of absence without pay on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. Read the Limited Floating Holiday Implementation Guidance webpage for information on eligibility and time-entry procedures. Laboratory policy concerning holidays is in the Requirements and Policies Manual, Holiday Policy. Go here for the holiday schedule.
If you, or your immediate family member, have outside income, or a management or ownership interest in an outside business, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Laboratory conflict-of-interest policies. You may be required to formally disclose such interests to the Laboratory, and to disqualify yourself from participating in Lab decisions about those interests. Failure to comply with these policies may result in disciplinary action by the Laboratory and prosecution under state law. See the RPM for further information, or contact the Research and Institutional Integrity Office.
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. You may also report concerns using the employee hotline number (800-403-4744) or via the web. Both methods allow you to identify yourself or remain anonymous. Other available internal and external resources, including the State Auditor and DOE Office of the Inspector General, are listed on Lab and UC posters displayed throughout the Lab. See the employee concerns website for more information.
With the holidays behind us, now is a good time to start focusing on diet, exercise, and ridding yourself of unhealthy habits. University of California President Mark Yudof pledged for all UC campuses to become smoke/tobacco free by the end of this year and Berkeley Lab is joining this effort. Offering a smoke/tobacco-free environment will contribute positively to the health and wellbeing of the entire Lab community. Currently a task force is developing policies for all Lab locations. A host of resources will be available for those looking to quit and a Lab-wide campaign will commence shortly.