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Lambda hosts coffee hours, a game night and a craft hour in December

The Lambda Alliance has four great events planned for December. We hope you can join us!  Coffee Break # 1:   December 3rd (2:00-3:00 pm)  How was your November? Drop by and tell us all about it 🙂  Game night!   December 10th (6:00-7:30 pm) Join us on Boardgame Arena to play some of your fave tabletop classics, […]

Three Questions for Navy Veteran Michael Batie

Navy Veteran Michael Batie supports the Lab in Facilities, where he maintains mission-critical infrastructure for the Lab. Michael is also serving as the new co-chair of the Lab’s Veterans Employee Group, and in this interview, he shares the importance of veterans to the Lab. Michael Batie joined the U.S. Navy to take advantage of its […]

Asian Pacific Islander ERG Thanksgiving Celebration- November 17, 2020

Asian Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group is hosting a virtual Thanksgiving celebration. Date: Tuesday, November 17 (add it to your calendar) Time: 10:30 – 11:30 am Join us on Zoom We will share how different cultures express thanks, introduce our new executive sponsor Inder Monga, Executive Director ESnet, Division Director Scientific Networking, and plan upcoming […]

Three Questions for the All Access Co-Chairs

This October is the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). To celebrate, All Access ERG co-chairs Misha Gonzalez and Emalynn Robinson share the benefits of an inclusive workplace and their vision for Berkeley Lab. What is the purpose of the All Access ERG, and why might I want to get involved? Misha: […]

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month: Storytelling from Joy Harjo’s book, An American Sunrise – November 18, 2020

Join the Latin American and Native American Employee Resource Group as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month with our final event. We will be reading poetry from the US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s book, “An American Sunrise.” We invite people to pre-read the book if you can and we will be reading select poems from […]

Three Questions for the All Access Executive Sponsors

This October is the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). To celebrate, Executive Sponsors of the All Access Employee Resource Group – David L. Brown and Helen Cademartori – share what NDEAM means to them and how Berkeley Lab has become more accessible over the years. What does NDEAM mean to you? […]

Reclassifications and Promotions Discussion – October 28, 2020

The African American Employee Resource Group and Human resources present a discussion of the fundamentals of the Lab’s Reclassification and Promotion process with Bill Cannan, the Sr. Human Resources Division Partner supporting Computing Sciences and IT. Bill has 23 years of HR related experience as a Recruiter and HR Generalist/Division Partner in both industry and […]

Asian and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group Launches in the Midst of Unsettling Times

By Ruby Barcklay The COVID-19 pandemic has up-ended many things in the community—jobs, businesses both large and small, schools. But, as a testament to our community’s can-do attitude, it has also spawned new ideas and new groups. In fact, the pandemic was a wake-up call for Carol Chien, Program Operations Analyst in the Earth and […]

Virtual Postcards Highlight IDEA, ERGs & My [email protected] Lab

In partnership with Creative Services, the IDEA office has launched three virtual postcards highlighting the IDEAs-in-Action website, Berkeley Lab’s Employee Resource Groups and the My [email protected] Lab website. They’re available to download and share for outreach and promotion.

Employee Resource Groups Insights & Lessons Learned – August 28, 2020

In February, Berkeley Lab’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) leadership teams attended a one-day ERG Leadership Summit with representatives from Berkeley Lab, Lawrence Livermore and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. The keynote speaker was Gary Ross, the Inclusion and Diversity Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He spoke about his work with ERGs and […]