Today at Berkeley Lab

Application period for Next Staff Advisor to the Regents Begins Jan. 20

The staff advisor program allows for two staff or non-Senate academic employees to participate in open sessions of the Board of Regents as well as designated committees of the board. The position’s term runs July 2015 through June 2017. More>

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UC Invites Comments on Updates to Whistleblower Protection Policy

The University of California is soliciting employee comments on proposed changes to the Whistleblower Protection Policy, which applies to all Laboratory employees. Comments are due by Feb. 20. More>

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UC Hosts Food Summit Jan. 16 to 18

Join a convergence of students, staff, faculty, and community leaders at large to bridge the conversation of food access, security, and justice within California Colleges and local community environments. More>

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Electric Car Discounts Available to UC Staff Until Jan. 2

Are you thinking of buying a new car this month? If so, you might want to take advantage of a limited-time $1,000 discount for UC employees on the Nissan LEAF, a 100 percent electric, zero-emission car. More>

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Three Students Selected for UC-Sponsored Food Fellowships

As part of the UC Global Food Initiative, three graduate students have been selected to receive $2,500 research fellowships. Each of the students—one from UC Berkeley and two from UC Davis—will work with a Berkeley Lab mentor on a project that aligns with a Lab initiative in predictive agriculture. More>

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UC Global Food Initiative and Holiday Food Research

Before you dive into that Thanksgiving turkey or apple pie, take a bite of the food research coming from the University of California. UC serves up a cornucopia of food facts just in time for the holiday, including work being done at Berkeley Lab. More>

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UC Pension Plan’s Funded Status Improves

Thanks to strong investment returns and increased contributions from UC and employees, the funded status of the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) increased to 80 percent from 76 percent as of July 1. More>

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Open Enrollment Ends Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.

Staff can switch medical/dental plans, enroll in the legal plan and the flexible spending accounts, and add eligible dependents. Changes are effective Jan. 1, 2015. Go here to make changes. More>

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Open Enrollment Information Meeting on Nov. 10

During Open Enrollment, staff can make changes to their health and welfare plans. To assist employees in making decisions about their plans, the Benefits Office is hosting an information meeting on Monday, Nov. 10, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The meeting will be streamed on the epresence website. Open Enrollment ends on Nov. 25.

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Mexican Delegation Visits Lab; Signs MOU With UC’s Napolitano

The group — hosted by Deputy Lab Director Horst Simon — included the Mexican Secretariat of Energy Leonardo Beltran, who signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the development of renewable energy between UC and Mexico. The visit took place last Thursday. More>

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