Today at Berkeley Lab

FY18 Wall-to-Wall Inventory Has Started

The FY18 annual inventory campaign has started and includes all 25,371 Laboratory assets totaling over $1 billion dollars in acquisition value. Periodic wall-to-wall inventories are required under the Lab’s prime contract to account for all property purchased with DOE and other sponsor funds. Go here to view more information on this year’s inventory campaign.

FY17 Statistical Sample Inventory Campaign Has Started

This year’s campaign consists of approximately 9,700 assets total, including 100% of all laptops in the database. Go here for more information, including important deadlines or to check property currently assigned to you. Email [email protected] with questions.

Events and Meals Policy Updated

The Lab’s policies for attending and hosting events, and working meals, have been updated into one comprehensive policy. Employees involved with event activities at the Lab or offsite are responsible for complying with the Events and Meals policy. Go here for more information. Contact Conference Services for additional details.

Survey Seeks to Improve Safety Shoe Purchase

In an effort to provide a better experience for Lab employees purchasing safety shoes, Procurement is conducting an online survey to gather feedback from employees. Your feedback to this survey will help us evaluate the needs from each division. Click here to take the survey.

OCFO Employee is Mother of Olympian Competing in Rio

Linda Griffin, an OCFO employee matrixed to the ALS Business Management team, will be cheering on her daughter Kelly as she competes for the U.S. Women’s Rugby Sevens team. Sevens is a faster, shorter form of rugby. This is the first time any form of rugby has been included in the Olympic Games since 1924. The competition will be held Aug. 6-8. Watch a video featuring Kelly.

Laboratory Employee Time System (LETS) Training is Launched

Are you a new employee, a supervisor who approves time, or a LETS timekeeper? If so, you are invited to participate in training specialized for your role. Three new LETS training modules are now available for time entry, timekeeping, and approvers. Visit to take these online training modules.

Financial Management System Down May 6 at 1 p.m. to May 8 at 8 a.m.

The FSM shutdown is required for regular maintenance, including system upgrades to PeopleTools and Oracle database versions. These upgrades will not change the functionality of the system. E-mail [email protected] for assistance.

Lab, Small Businesses Collaborate to Commercialize Clean Energy Products

The Lab will partner with four clean energy small businesses to accelerate the commercialization of their innovative bioenergy, buildings and vehicle technologies as part of the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot launched in July 2015 by the Department of Energy. More>

Visit Self Service Website for Copies of W-2 Forms

All active employees can access their W-2s for 2014 and 2015 tax years via Employee Self Service. Log on and choose “W2” from the menu. Click on “Printable” beside the year you wish to print. Refer to the OCFO website for further information.

Lab Prepares for El Niño Onslaught

A cross-Operations team including Facilities, EH&S, IT, OCFO and Protective Services has been working on El Niño storm preparations, conducting planning and assessments and mitigating issues to better prepare the Lab to prevent and respond to potential impacts from heavy storms. Already, the number of water leaks/intrusions has been reduced by 33% since last year. More>