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State Department Updates Regulations for J-1 Visa Exchange Visitors

The U.S. Department of State will be implementing updated regulations for the J-1 visa Exchange Visitor Program effective Jan. 5. The Lab’s International Researchers and Scholars Office will be implementing a process involving hiring managers and hosts to meet these new requirements. More>

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Beat The Holiday NDA and MTA Rush

Sharing research information or materials soon? Submit Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) requests by Friday, Dec. 12, to get the process started before shutdown. Otherwise, requests will be handled in 2015. Send requests to Cindy Chang (x2306).

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Export Control Training Session Scheduled for Dec. 10

The training takes place in the Building 50 Auditorium from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and will be live streamed here. Participants will learn more about the regulations that govern outbound exports and dissemination of information and technology to non-U.S. persons and entities. More>

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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>

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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.

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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.

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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>

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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>

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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>

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New DOE Reporting Requirements for Attending, Hosting Conferences

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

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