Today at Berkeley Lab

Policy Reminder on Research Misconduct

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 riio@lbl.gov. Click here for more information.

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Policy on Outside Business, Consulting, and Employment

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.

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Lab Launches Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines

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>

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Lab Hosts First LGBTQ Pride Networking Event

Lab Director Mike Witherell provided a welcome message, along with Associate Lab Director Jay Keasling, Lambda Alliance’s Executive Sponsor. The event was also the launch of Berkeley Lab’s Workplace Gender Transition Guidelines for transgender employees, which is considered a best practice among major companies. More>

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Reminder on Stack Parking Rules

To maximize available space for cars, the Lab uses stack parking in several areas around the main campus. For this arrangement to be effective, those participating should be aware of the requirements: drivers need to display a Stack Parking Card and park as close as possible to the vehicle, stop line, or barrier in front of their vehicle. Violators will be cited. The full policy can be viewed here.

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Approval for Outside Activities

Are you considering consulting, serving on a board, running a business, holding a second job, or engaging in other activities outside the Lab? Employees, including UC faculty, are required to get prior Institutional approval for outside activities in the same subject area as their Lab job, or in any technical field. Failure to comply may result in corrective action. More>

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Policy Reminder on Research Misconduct

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 riio@lbl.gov. More>

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UC’s Napolitano Sets New Measures Against Sexual Harassment

UC President Janet Napolitano has established a new Systemwide Peer Review Committee that will review and approve all proposed sanctions for any senior University leader found to have violated the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. More>

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Reporting Fraud, Waste and Abuse to the Inspector General

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. Staff can also report directly to the DOE Office of Inspector General. More>

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New Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Policy

As a result of the University of California President’s Task Force on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Sexual Assault, new policy has been developed. Two enhancements are expanded definitions of consent, prohibited conduct, and responsible employees and new mandatory training for all active employees. The new policy and details are available here.

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