Lab Director Mike Witherell noted that DePaolo is first a great scientist, recognized for his contributions in geochemistry, an accomplished mentor who has helped develop geoscientists who have gone on to lead many institutions, and done an enormous amount in several leadership roles to build Berkeley Lab into the superb research institution it is today. More>
Don DePaolo, the ALD for the Energy Sciences Area, is retiring after 28 years with the Lab. To honor his career, a celebration is being held on Friday, June 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria.
A reception honoring recent and past retirees of the Lab will be held at the Cafeteria on June 28 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. And be sure to add your name to the honor roll.
After abandoning a profession in mathematics, and being dismissed from the military for being too tall, Roy Kaltschmidt bought his first camera. It marked the beginning of a whirlwind career, with shoots around the globe. He joined the Lab in 1996, taking iconic shots of Nobel Prize winners and cutting-edge research. Kaltschmidt retires on June 10, with a farewell gathering on June 9. More>
The list is not only a tribute to staff and their careers, it 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, employees MUST e-mail their name, division name, years of service, and photo. If you know a retiree who’s already left, forward this article to them.
As members, retirees and their spouses will receive invitations to the group’s quarterly luncheons with featured speakers (the next scheduled for May 19), a quarterly newsletter, and opportunities to network. To sign up, send e-mail to EXLS@berkeley.edu. Go here for more information.
Retirement counselors from the UC Office of the President’s Retirement Administration Service Center will discuss UC’s retirement benefits and eligibility rules for retiree health benefits, describe the steps you need to take to retire, and answer questions. The event will take place from 1.30 to 3.30 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium and will be live streamed.
UC President Janet Napolitano will ask the Regents to approve implementation of a new set of retirement benefits for future UC employees hired on or after July 1, 2016. New staff will be offered one of two options: a pension plus 401(k)-style supplemental benefit, or a stand-alone 401(k)-style benefit. More>
UC employees are invited to provide feedback on task force recommendations for new retirement benefits that affect future UC employees. A webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. during which comments and questions can be submitted. More>
The workshops include Designing a Financial Road Map (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.), Your UC Retirement System (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.), and Building a Portfolio for Any Weather (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.). A Fidelity representative will staff a help desk in the cafeteria lobby from noon to 2 p.m. that day.