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UC Compensation Policy Change – Comment Period

The University of California is proposing a revision to the UC systemwide Compensation policy (PPSM 30 – Compensation). This is the policy upon which Berkeley Lab’s Compensation policy in the Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM) is based. Go here for more information and to provide comments on the proposed revisions.

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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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Lab Researchers to Speak on Water Research in Sacramento on Aug. 1

Researchers Chinmayee Subban, Peter Nico, Dan Miller, and Peter Fiske will speak about their work to develop climate-resistant solutions for a secure and sustainable water future on Aug. 1 in Sacramento. Their presentation, “Innovative Technologies to Expand California’s Water Supply,” will be hosted at the UC Center. More>

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Asmita Patel Named New CUCSA Delegate for the Lab

Asmita Patel of the Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division has been appointed to represent Berkeley Lab as the new delegate for the Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA). She joins current Lab CUCSA delegate Kat Wentworth. CUCSA seeks to maintain and enhance communication within the UC community on matters of interest to employees.

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UC Awarded $1.1M to Build Solar-Powered Water Purification Systems

UC Solar received a $1.1 million grant from DOE’s Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop solar-thermal desalination technologies that reduce the cost of creating fresh water from otherwise unusable waters such as seawater, brackish water, and polluted water. UC Solar is a multi-campus research collaborative launched in 2010 that comprises researchers from nine UC campuses and Berkeley Lab. More>

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Discounts for Staff as Part of UC’s ‘Million Light Bulb’ Community Buy Program

UC is spearheading a statewide effort to advance the purchase of 1 million high-quality, energy-efficient light bulbs for UC buildings and residences across the state. Employees can purchase light bulbs at nearly half the price of online competitors via the secure Million Light Bulb Challenge website and have them shipped directly to their home. More>

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UC 150th: Lab Figures Large in Campus Research Timeline

From Ernest Lawrence’s first design of the cyclotron in 1931 and his brother John’s launching of nuclear medicine in 1937, to Jay Keasling’s creation of an affordable malaria drug in 2006 and Jennifer Doudna’s discovery of CRISPR technology in 2012, Lab researchers have played an important part of UC Berkeley’s 150-year history. Go here to view a full timeline of milestones.

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UC and Livermore Lab Host Data Science Workshop August 7-8

The workshop will feature talks, discussions, and networking opportunities. Abstracts are being accepted for research on such topics as climate and energy security, predictive biology, space situational awareness, complex computer simulations with theoretical underpinnings, non-proliferation, advanced manufacturing, and materials science. More>

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Get Healthy: Join Lab Colleagues for ‘UC Walks’ Event on June 15

The Lab will join forces with UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Hall of Science for the June 15 event, part of the University of California’s WellBeing Initiative. The walk will take 30 minutes (other activities are planned for those unable to walk) and conclude with a wellness fair at the Lab. Go here to register. Watch TABL for more details as the date approaches.

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Lab Delegate Sought for Council of UC Staff Assemblies

The Council of UC Staff Assemblies (CUCSA) is seeking a new Berkeley Lab junior delegate. CUCSA is comprised of delegates from each UC location. This is a two-year term, and delegates meet quarterly at different UC locations to discuss and work on initiatives that impact staff with top UC administrators and regents. Go here to learn more about this role and to apply. Applications are due by June 14.

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