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First Federal Proclamation for National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – October 2021

Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed during a United Nations conference in 1977 and was first celebrated in Berkeley in 1992. On Friday, the president signed the first federal proclamation recognizing the day as a time to celebrate and recognize the contributions of Indigenous cultures. “Since time immemorial, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians […]

LBNL Asian Pacific Islander ERG Statement of Solidarity with the Afghan Community

The steering committee of the Asian Pacific Islander ERG acknowledges that the unrest, instability, and uncertainty in Afghanistan is causing suffering among the Afghan people. In addition to the rapidly changing political situation and warlike conditions, Afghanistan has experienced earthquakes and is facing a food shortage as winter approaches. The situation in-country causes a ripple […]

Supervisor Workshops on Promotions/Reclassifications

Dear Colleagues, As we navigate through the performance review process, many conversations will emerge regarding career development and plans for promotions or reclassifications. While there is some differentiation between divisions on considerations for promotions, the Lab’s process and approach aims to be applied consistently while promoting fairness for advancement opportunities. Additionally, as part of the […]

Announcing Anti-Bullying Guidelines – June, 2021

Under the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (“the Lab”) Ethics and Conduct at Berkeley Lab Policy the Lab is committed to promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace community where every individual is treated with civility and respect. Bullying behavior should not be tolerated in our workplace community. The Lab strongly encourages anyone who is […]

Juneteenth 2021 from the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at UC Berkeley

As we approach Juneteenth, we take this opportunity to highlight the following stories, media, and events around the origin and history of Juneteenth, and to celebrate Black communities, culture and experiences. We hope you find these resources helpful. For a primer on Juneteenth, check out this New York Times article.

Celebrate and Learn About 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 […]

IDEA Brown Bags: Psychological Safety in a Hybrid Workplace – May 19 & 20

We know that psychological safety helps our teams unlock innovation, but how do we improve psychological safety while our teams are both virtual and on-site? The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accountability (IDEA) Office will lead IDEA Brown Bag sessions for supervisors, managers & staff on the topic of psychological safety in a hybrid workplace. Join […]

Equity Reset Program Launches

Learning & Organizational Development invites employees across the Lab to join Equity Reset — a program dedicated to anti-racism learning and practice that includes a self-guided curriculum and monthly community forums called First Fridays. Learn more and consider signing up for the next session>>

Register for Added Discussion Sessions on Lab Values

There are four sessions this week and eight sessions next week. All Lab staff are encouraged to sign up to share their views on the behaviors that lead to the Lab’s values. Two sessions are closed captioned; Thursday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. Sign up today! Berkeley Lab’s […]

Minneapolis Verdict Offers Hope and Renewal

Dear colleagues, Yesterday afternoon a jury in Minneapolis delivered a verdict of guilty on all three counts in the Derek Chauvin trial, offering George Floyd’s family and loved ones a moment of peace and affirming, at least in this case, that no one is above the law. We can accept this news as a brief […]