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Employee Resource Group Archive

Zoom Session: Caregiver Responses in Light of COVID-19 – April 6, 2020

Caring for an elder during the COVID-19 pandemic is uniquely challenging. While elders are isolated in their own homes and in facilities around the world, programs and carers serving them have closed, cut back, or at capacity, thus increasing the responsibility and stress of many family caregivers as they search for creative ways to provide […]

UC Online Training Course on People Management

This may be a good time to earn the UC certificate in people management, which consists of a series of online courses. The certificate is recommended for all people managers and includes a subset of courses on implicit bias. More information>>

Virtual Session: Supporting Those on the Front Lines – March 30, 2020

Learn how you can support the emotional well-being of family and friends who are working on the front lines in response to COVID-19. Join Craig Mielcarski, Director of UC Berkeley’s Employee Assistance Program, on Monday, March 30, at 1 p.m. for a discussion. ​

All Access – Mental Health Initiative

The All Access Employee Resource Group has launched a Mental Health Initiative. Led by Co-chairs, Emalynn Robinson from HR and Tom Gallant from NSD, the mission of the initiative is to make Berkeley Lab a more inclusive and supportive environment for mental health. The group meets monthly and membership is on a voluntary basis. The […]

A Moving Close to Black History Month

Black History Month came to a close last Thursday with a special event that included the singing of the Black national anthem by those in attendance in the Bldg. 50 auditorium (pictured) followed by a stirring selection of readings chronicling the Black journey in America. Watch the event online.

7 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Support black-owned businesses. Give to black non-profits. Become a mentor. These are some of the ways people can honor Black History Month and show appreciation for those working to enrich black culture. Learn more about actions that can make a difference.

Black History Month 2020 – a note from Michael Brandt, Deputy Director of Operations

Dear Colleagues, As the Deputy Director for Operations and the Executive Sponsor of the Lab’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG), I’m pleased to acknowledge Black History Month throughout the month of February. The mission of the AAERG is to advance a diverse and inclusive work environment focusing on African American current and future employees.  […]

Still Serving Their Country

The Lab honored its military veterans and those still in service at a luncheon as part of National Veterans Month. Click to see more photos of the lunch. You can join the Veterans Employee Resource Group by going to to learn more.