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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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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 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. Go here for information on how and what to report.

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Policy on Outside Business Ownership, Consulting, and Employment

Compensated outside work in the same subject area as your Lab job requires prior review and approval. This policy applies to all employees. Go here for more information about this policy and the Lab’s approval procedures.

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Policy Reminder on UC/LBNL 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. Go here for more information.

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Thirty-Day Comment on UC Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Policy

University of California’s proposed revision to the Presidential policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence is now posted for review and open for employee comments for 30 days (through May 30). Send comments to hrpolicies@lbl.gov by May 30.

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