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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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Events and Meals Policy Updated

The Lab’s policies for attending and hosting events, and working meals, have been updated into one comprehensive policy. Employees involved with event activities at the Lab or offsite are responsible for complying with the Events and Meals policy. Go here for more information. Contact Conference Services for additional details.

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Comment Period Open for UC Proposed Revised Presidential Policy

The University invites comments (no later than Jan. 13) on Proposed Revised Presidential Policy on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action. Go here to review proposed policy.

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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. 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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