Today at Berkeley Lab

Policy Change Comment Period: Medical Separation, Reasonable Accommodation

The University of California is proposing revisions to two policies: Medical Separation and Reasonable Accommodation. These are policies on which Berkeley Lab’s Medical Separation and Reasonable Accommodation policies in the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM) are based. Go here for more information and to provide comments on the proposed revisions.

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Export Control Launches New Website

Berkeley Lab has a new export control website designed to make navigating complex export regulations easier. The new site has been simplified to provide researchers and staff with practical guidance, useful forms, and informative links for those seeking answers or additional information. Send comments on the new site to exportcontrol@lbl.gov

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Comment Period Open: Proposed UC Sexual Violence, Harassment Policy Revision

The University of California is proposing a revision to the UC systemwide Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) policy. This is the policy upon which Berkeley Lab’s SVSH policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM) is based. Go here for more information and to provide comments on the proposed revisions.

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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 risks without fear of reprisal. Employees are encouraged to discuss such concerns with a manager or with Employee Concerns Manager Vicki Laden (x7880). Complaints may also be filed anonymously. Go here for information on how and what to report.

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UC Compensation Policy Change – Comment Period

The University of California is proposing a revision to the UC systemwide Compensation policy (PPSM 30 – Compensation). This is the policy upon which Berkeley Lab’s Compensation policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM) is based. Go here for more information and to provide comments on the proposed revisions.

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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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Employee Responsibilities for Reporting Concerns: Whistleblower Notice

Employees have the right and the responsibility to report concerns about improper governmental activities, and environmental, health and safety, without fear of reprisal. Employees may discuss concerns with a manager, or the Employee Concerns Office, 486-7880. Go here to report them anonymously. Go here for information on how and what to report.

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Policy Reminder on Research Misconduct

The Research and Institutional Integrity Office (RIIO) is responsible for responding to reports of possible research misconduct and concerns expressed about research integrity. Supervisors and managers should report such concerns to the RIIO. To ask questions or discuss concerns, contact Vicki Laden, the Lab’s Employee Concerns Manager. More>

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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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