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UC Forms Working Group to Study Retiree Health Benefits

The University of California has formed a Retiree Health Benefits Working Group to explore options that will ensure the long-term financial viability of the retiree health benefits program and the quality of the benefits offered. The project only pertains to retiree health benefits; it does not affect UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) pension benefits. More>

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Glenn Kubiak, Retiring Feb. 16, Reflects on a Career in Support of Science

Looking back on his tenure at the Lab, Kubiak says that it is the people who have really made his time here valuable: “Those thousands of interactions are a gift. The chance to interact with and be influenced by that many talented and dedicated people is amazing.” A reception celebrating Kubiak’s career will be held Friday, Feb. 9. More>

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Course in February

The course takes place on Wednesdays from Feb. 7 to 28, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and to register. Additional workshops on retirement transition, finances, housing, estate and legal planning, and long-term care are also offered. Go here for more information and to register.

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Programs

The four-week course takes place on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and here to register. The center is also offering a free “Resilient Aging Lab” workshop on Oct. 6., which explores the journey of retirement, including practical tools and support for planning your next chapter. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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Congratulations to the Lab’s 2017 Retirees

This honor roll represents nearly 900 years of UC service. The top three with the most years of service include Denise Davis (OCFO) with 40.5 years, Sergio Rugar Rogoff (Engineering) with 39, and Rick Diamond (ETA) with 37. Best of luck to all of our retirees as they pursue endeavors beyond the Lab.

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June 23 Retirement Party for Chemical Sciences Division Director Ali Belkacem

Employees are invited to attend a retirement celebration for Ali Belkacem on Friday, June 23, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall. Deadline to RSVP is Tuesday, June 20. Belkacem previously served as Chemical Sciences deputy director and acting director, assuming the directorship in 2013. He is also a principal investigator with the Ultrafast X-Ray Science Lab.

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Retiring in June? Add Your Name to the Lab Honor Roll

The list is not only a tribute to staff and their careers, but also lets current employees know who among their colleagues is moving on. The list will be published in TABL in late June. To be included, submit your information here. If you know a retiree who’s already left, forward this article to them.

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May 31 Reception Honoring Recent and Past Retirees; Sign Up for Honor Roll

A reception honoring recent and past retirees of the Lab will be held at the cafeteria on May 31 between 5:30 and 7 p.m. The event is organized in partnership with the Berkeley Lab EX-Ls and UC Berkeley Retirement Center. Go here to register. Submit your info here to be included in an honor roll recognizing 2017 retirees to be published in TABL in June.

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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Course

The UC Retirement Center hosts a four-week, pre-retirement planning course on Wednesdays, Feb. 8 to March 1, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Also offered is a series of workshops on long-term care and estate planning (including a legal clinic) on April 6, 13, 20 and May 11.

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Workforce Development & Education’s Susan Brady Wells to Retire Jan. 3

Brady Wells served as manager for more than nine years. During her tenure, WD&E hosted more than 35,000 students and teachers for educational visits, mentored nearly 1,400 student interns and faculty collaborators, shared internship and career opportunities with an estimated 415,000 participants at national conferences, and brought in over $10M in funding. More>

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