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Policy Reminder on UC/Berkeley Lab Standards of Ethical Conduct

Berkeley Lab employees are expected to uphold the University of California’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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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 concerns without fear of reprisal. Employees are encouraged to discuss concerns with their supervisor, or any level of management. Employees may also contact the Employee Concerns Manager, Vicki Laden (x7880). More>

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Gifts for Research Policy Updated

Steps for review and approval of gifts of money or equipment to support the Lab’s scientific mission have been streamlined and clarified in the RPM. These steps must be completed before a gift is approved. For example, equipment gifts cannot be brought on site until the approval process is completed. For more information, visit the Innovation and Partnerships Office’s Gifts page. Questions? Email gifts@lbl.gov.

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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 ask questions or discuss concerns, contact Vicki Laden, the Lab’s Employee Concerns Manager. Go 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 compensated activities outside the Lab? Employees, including faculty, are required to get institutional approval for outside compensated activities in the same subject area as their Lab job before beginning work, and annually thereafter. Failure to comply may result in corrective action. Read the policy and approval procedures here.

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Outside Consulting and Employment Requests Now Online

The institutional approval process for outside consulting, employment, and other business activity has been recently updated, and employees can now submit outside activity requests and get approvals online. View the “getting started” guide here, and find the new request form here. More information on policy and requirements is available in the RPM here. Questions? Contact coi@lbl.gov.

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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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Reminder on Bike Safety Policy – Helmets Required

If you ride your bike to work, remember to wear a bike helmet. According to the Lab’s Traffic and Pedestrian Safety policy, cyclists must wear a protective helmet when riding their bikes anywhere on Lab property. Go here for more information about bike safety at the Lab. The Lab also asks that motor vehicle drivers and pedestrians as well as bicyclists remember to share the road.

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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 more information. Employees may also contact the Employee Concerns Manager, Vicki Laden at 486-7880.

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Bunsen Burners Now Require a Hot Work Permit

Designated Area Hot Work Permits are now required for labs that use Bunsen burners. The permits are issued following an inspection by Protective Services and must be renewed annually. Send an email to hotwork@lbl.gov to request an inspection. For more information, contact Amie Krigbaum (x5479) or view the policy here.

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