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Continuing the Conversation on Burnout: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors

Brought to you by the All Access ERG Mental Health Initiative, Dragonfly Mental Health is back to discuss the role supervisors can play in mitigating burnout for their staff. Date: Wednesday,  May 18, 2022 Time: 12 noon – 1:30 pm PT Join us on Zoom Add it to your calendar The event is limited to […]

Funk Jazz Cafe – May 12, 2022

Come celebrate spring with your Lab friends and colleagues. Please join us for a low-key social hour, open to all Lab employees to network and exchange ideas in a virtual community space. All you need to bring is a welcoming spirit and a positive attitude! To join the happy hour session, go to: https://www.kumospace.com/berkeleylab Add it […]

Coping with Stress and Anxiety: The Ukraine Crisis

As the war in Ukraine continues to unfold, the reverberations are being felt around the world. As Director Witherell said in this email from February 24, Berkeley Lab is one of the most international in the national lab system, and many of us have family, friends, and colleagues in Ukraine and in Eastern Europe. Even […]

Berkeley Lab’s Springtime Open Mic – Friday, March 18, 2022

Spring is in the air and it’s time to gather for an hour of music, poetry, spoken word and great community in this springtime edition of the open mic. Date: Friday, March 18, 2022 (add it to your calendar) Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm Join us on Zoom As usual we want to welcome back […]

The Groove Lounge – Holiday Edition – December 9, 2021

The Groove Lounge – Holiday Edition – with DJ Miles Green is back for one last show before the end of the year. An eclectic blend of groovy tunes from around the globe. Date: Thursday,  December 9, 2021 (add it to your calendar) Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Join us on Zoom In case you […]

Berkeley Lab’s Open Mic – Back to School Edition – Friday, September 24, 2021

Join us for an hour of music, poetry, spoken word and great community in this back-to-school edition of the open mic. Date: Friday, September 24 (add it to your calendar) Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Watch a replay of the open mic! As usual we want to welcome back all of our previous performers AND […]

Return of the Groove Lounge – July 29, 2021

The Groove Lounge with DJ Miles Green is back! An eclectic blend of groovy tunes from around the globe. Date: Thursday,  July 29, 2021 (add it to your calendar) Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Zoom: streaming.lbl.gov In case you missed it, click here for past recordings: https://streaming.lbl.gov/video-library/2021 Lounge Rules: – Open to Berkeley Lab employees […]

Berkeley Lab’s 11th Open Mic – Friday, July 30, 2021

The Open Mic is back again! Join us for our 11th hour of music, poetry, spoken word and, it goes without saying, great community. Date: Friday, July 30 (add it to your calendar) Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Join us on Zoom As usual we want to welcome back all of our previous performers AND […]

New Pay for Family Care and Bonding Program Effective July 1, 2021

Berkeley Lab has approved a new partial income replacement option called Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) effective July 1, 2021 for employees who take eligible Family and Medical Leave. Learn more about this program and what it means for Lab employees.

Feeling post-lockdown anxiety? We’ve got you covered.

By Brandon R. Reynolds, UCSF Thursday, May 27, 2021 “As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, and cities and states move toward full re-opening, many people are feeling re-entry anxiety — an uneasiness about returning to the old normal of schools and offices, hugs and handshakes, and social gatherings large and small. The American Psychological Association reports that Americans […]