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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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Event Approval Database Training on May 21

This course — designed for staff that plan events that use DOE managed funds — will provide a step-by-step process on how to enter Lab-hosted meetings and conferences, both on- and off-site. The two-hour training begins at 1:30 p.m. on May 21.

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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. For more information about this policy and the Lab’s approval procedures, click here for more information.

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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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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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Recent Fire is Important Reminder About Designated Smoking Areas

The fire started when a lit cigarette was thrown into a coffee can used to collect butts — ironically situated under a “No Smoking” sign — on the balcony of a Lab building. Building occupants quickly extinguished the small blaze, and the Fire Department responded, but the incident serves as a reminder that smoking is permitted in designated areas only.

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Updated Regulations for J-1 Visa Exchange Visitors are Now in Effect

Implementation of the processes, originally outlined in this Dec. 19 TABL article, will remain in place, ensuring the Lab is in compliance with new federal regulations. For more information, contact the International Researchers and Scholars office at irso@lbl.gov.

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UC Invites Comments on Updates to Whistleblower Protection Policy

The University of California is soliciting employee comments on proposed changes to the Whistleblower Protection Policy, which applies to all Laboratory employees. Comments are due by Feb. 20. More>

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Approval Required for All Work With Radioactive Materials

All radioactive material and radiation producing machines must be authorized by an approved work authorization from the Radiation Protection Group, including procurement, transfer, and use of Polonium-210 (Po-210) static eliminators. More>

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