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Limited Seats for Harassment Prevention Workshops on Dec. 18

Harassment prevention training often focuses on what not to do, but a new series of interactive workshops that concentrate on encouraging a welcoming and collaborative workplace at the Lab is being offered. Limited seats are available for supervisor and employee trainings on Dec. 18. More>

Limited Seats Available for Interactive Harassment Prevention Workshop

There are limited seats available for two interactive-theater harassment prevention workshops on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Building 66 auditorium and Thursday, Dec. 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Building 66 auditorium. Click on one of the dates above to register. Those attending will receive credit for the required annual harassment prevention webinar. For more information, contact [email protected].

RESCHEDULED: Academic Narratives Workshop

Lab staff are invited to a workshop on Academic Narratives with Terry Johnson, an associate professor at UC Berkeley, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, in Building 59-3101. Workshop participants will learn about the concept of constructing a narrative, and then work in small groups to discuss developing a narrative that best fits their experiences and goals. Go here for more information and to register. LDAP login required.

Watch Your Home Mail for 2019 Open Enrollment Benefits Information

The 2019 employee benefits booklet will be mailed to your home address beginning Oct. 19. Open Enrollment begins Oct. 25 at 8 a.m. and closes Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. The booklet provides details on the changes for 2019. Stop by an HR Benefits help session or the Lab’s vendor fair on Nov. 15 for more information. More>

Three-Day Strike to Start Oct. 23; Shuttles, Gate Access to be Impacted

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) EX bargaining unit has notified the University of California of its intent to conduct a UC-system-wide strike next week. The strike is expected to begin on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 4 a.m. and end Friday, Oct. 26 at 3:59 a.m. At the Lab, gate restrictions and shuttle bus route changes will be in place during the strike, along with other changes. More>

Add to Your Professional Skill Set Using LinkedIn Training

LinkedIn Learning is now available for employees to get free training in a variety of topics, including business, technology, and creative skills. The courses are viewable via three-to-five minute videos, accessible via computer or mobile device. While a LinkedIn account is not required, connecting through your own account enables users to receive customized recommendations. Send email here for more information.

Lab Launches New Conflict Resolution Services Program

Workplace conflict can look like healthy collegial disagreements that generate the next great discovery, or unhealthy disputes that lead to diminished job satisfaction, productivity, or team cohesion. Today (Oct. 15), the Lab’s Human Resources Division is introducing its new Conflict Resolution Services Program designed to help resolve potentially disruptive conflict at the earliest possible stage. More>

Keep Your Contact Information Current

It is important for employees to ensure that their correct home address, phone number, and emergency contact information are on file at the Lab. Updates can be made at the Employee Self-Service website. Any updates to home addresses will be sent electronically to the benefit plan providers and will be used for mailing information and to verify eligibility for some UC medical plans.

Sept. 19 Brown Bag Will Help Answer Questions on Reclassifications, Promotions

A brown bag session on reclassification and promotion takes place Wednesday, Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m., in Perseverance Hall (50-130). LaTonja Wright, an HR division partner will help attendees gain a better understanding of the Lab’s reclassification and promotion process and the tools used to assist in position analysis. The event is sponsored by the LBNL African American Resource Group.

Finalists Selected to Compete in Sept. 20 Lab Research Slam

Twelve postdocs will give presentations on their research on Sept. 20 for a chance to win a $3,000 first prize, $1,500 second prize, or $750 people’s choice award (based on audience voting). Judges include the Lab’s Horst Simon, Elsie Quaite-Randall, and John German, as well as Livermore Lab’s Kris Kulp and local science luminary Kishore Hari. The event runs from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium, followed by a reception. More>