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Sessions for Supervisors on Performance Management – July 8, 2020

A 2020 Supervisor’s Approach to Performance Management This 60-minute session is specifically designed for managers who attended and/or watched our Learning Module #3 – Supervisor’s Approach to Performance Management (found on the PMP website, along with Learning Modules #1 and #2). This follow-up session, hosted by the L&OD and HR Field teams, will be highly […]

Pledge Seeks to End Use of Insensitive Science Term

Maurice Garcia-Sciveres of the Physical Sciences Area has started an online pledge to eliminate the term “master and slave,” which is often included in electronics and technical documents. Those who sign the pledge agree to use alternate terminology in their communications. “I pledge to not use the words Master and Slave to designate components or […]

Stress, Domestic Violence, and Resources

In the June 23, 2020 Leaderline, Berkeley Lab addressed the concern of increased domestic violence during the shelter-in-place orders and provided a guide with resources: Nationally reports of domestic violence have increased since shelter-in-place orders were issued. The violence is often caused by stress over health, money, or relationships. The Lab’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office […]

Webinar on Raising Racially Conscious Kids – June 25, 2020

Raising Anti-Racist Kids: What to Say and Do Bright Horizons is holding a discussion on June 25 at noon to help parents initiate conversations with young children on race. There will be tips on answering tough questions, taking actions to lay the groundwork for change, and impacting the kind of person their children become. REGISTER>>

Be Well at Work: THRIVE Summer Wellness Program – June-August 2020

THRIVE: Summer Wellness Program for UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty is built on the principle that self-care and healing from current, past, direct or indirect stress or trauma is: a personal journey different for all a non-linear process The program will consist of 6 virtual workshops over the course of [June 22nd – August 17th] […]

Q&A with Kelliane Parker, Co-Chair of Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance ERG

What inspired you to become the Co-Chair of Berkeley Lab’s Lambda Alliance Employee Resource Group?  My main hobby is volunteering for purpose driven activities, both at work and home. When the former co-lead retired, I happily stepped up. What role do ERGs, and in particular the Lambda Alliance, have at Berkeley Lab?  ERGs are the […]

Be a Mentor for Berkeley Community Scholars

Berkeley Community Scholars, a nonprofit that helps Berkeley High School graduates from low-income families go to college, is seeking STEM mentors. Want to learn more? Submit a mentor interest form by Friday, June 12. Mentor a Scholar Our mentoring program provides a sustained, community-based network of personal support, information and resources to BCS High Hopes […]

History of Juneteenth

Juneteenth (a combination of June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day, is celebrated annually on the 19th of June to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger’s reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming all enslaved persons in Texas were free. Although […]

Employee Assistance Program: Mental Health Support for Black and African American Faculty and Staff

Current and historical events across our nation are impacting many of our UC Berkeley faculty and staff, and are particularly impacting our Black and African American community. Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance joins UHS and the University of California, Berkeley, in expressing our grief, outrage, and compassion to all those who have been […]

Share Your Passion: Be A ‘Live Science’ Presenter

Throughout the summer, the Lab’s K-12 office is hosting live science webinars for employees and their families, and the community. Consider presenting your research, hobby, or other activity you enjoy during future episodes in the series. Sign up here! Live Science is a virtual series in which researchers at Berkeley Lab share their work and […]