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Monday, Oct. 27, 2008
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How to Respond to a Safety Audit

The OurSafety website is featuring a new video, prepared by EH&S, which contains important information about how to respond to a safety audit. The video features a mock audit interview that takes place in the Molecular Foundry. It is intended to show what it's like when an auditor comes into your work area unannounced to speak with you about how you apply ISM in the workplace. The video runs 20 minutes, but you can jump to any of the five questions using a simple menu. To view the video at the OurSafety website go here.

People: CXRO Stars at Nanochip Symposium

SEMATECH, the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology consortium, held an International Symposium on EUV Lithography last month at Lake Tahoe to explore the future of computer chip manufacture. Chris Anderson and Patrick Nalleau of the Center for X-Ray Optics (MSD), with colleague Thomas Wallow of AMD, won the Best Paper award for their discussion of nanoscale patterning using extreme ultraviolet light (EUV) at the Advanced Light Source. As cochair of the symposium, Nalleau also presented an overview of North American EUV research. More>

Helping hand imageSeminar:  Women in Science Lunch Seminar

The next Scientific Brown Bag Lunch Seminar is scheduled for Thursday in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130) from noon to 1:30 p.m. and will feature Cecilia Aragon, staff scientist for the Computational Research Division. Aragon will discuss “Facilitating Scientific Insight with Sunfall,” a collaborative visual analytics system developed for the Nearby Supernova Factory, an international astrophysics experiment and the largest data volume supernova search in operation. E-mail Kamala Green for more information.

Shuttle Bus: News Routes, Schedules, Services Debut Nov. 3

Bus logoAs announced in the Oct. 10 issue of Today at Berkeley Lab, changes have been made to shuttle schedules, routes, and service. When launched on Nov. 3, these features are expected to shorten the amount of time between bus arrivals especially during peak hours, increase coverage between the Lab and the campus, and improve overall efficiency. More>

Charitable Giving: Still Time to Donate to SHARES

Helping hand imageFor the 11th year, Berkeley Lab is sponsoring its charitable giving campaign called SHARES (Science for Health, Assistance, Resources, Education, and Services). Employees can contribute online via check or payroll deduction. If donating by check, print the completed form and send to the payroll office at Building 90G-117. Employees can request a paper pledge form by e-mailing [email protected]. The SHARES campaign ends Monday, Nov. 10.

Benefits: UC Retirement Readiness Workshops to be Held this week

In response to the volatility that has spread through the financial markets, the Benefits Office has scheduled a series of workshops to help employees develop investment strategies. The next one will be held on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>

Policy:  Proposed Change to RPM Section on Compensation Policy

The Laboratory is proposing to change the RPM section describing its compensation policy. Section 2.06 has been revised to consolidate compensation policies into one location, and to update or remove obsolete language, procedures, and non-policy verbiage. This policy applies to non-represented employees only. Represented employees should contact their union representative or consult their collective bargaining agreement. To comment on this proposed change, contact [email protected] by Oct. 29. Go here to review the proposed revision.