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Tuesday, November 23, 2004

8 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9:10 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to EH&S at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

1:15 p.m.
EHS 735/739/738
Bloodborne Pathogen/ Biosafety Training
Bldg. 51-201

3 p.m.
EHS 730
Medical/Biohazard Waste
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
Life Sciences & Genomics
Modeling Human Breast Cancer by Somatic Mutations of the p53 and Brca1 genes in Mice
Eva Y. H.P. Lee, UC Irvine
Bldg. 66 Auditorium


11 a.m.
NSD colloquium
Quantum Chaos
Boris Altshuler, Princeton
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

12:15 p.m.
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377


Morning Editions: Swiss Cheese Scallion & Potato Scramble with Sausage Patty
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Corned Beef Hash & Eggs
Market Carvery: Turkey Tetrazzini
The Fresh Grille: New York Deli Burger with Onion Rings
Fiesta Taco Salad with Ground Turkey

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full menu

Pena (left) and Blair

Sally's Alley Gets New
Sign to Cement Memory

Most people at Berkeley Lab know the narrow lane between Buildings 7 and 16 as Sally's Alley, a name bestowed many years ago in honor of the late former employee Sally Bemis, a secretary in the Electronics Department in Building 16. When an old sign on the adjacent retaining wall was removed and destroyed during recent repaving, Facilities' Steve Blair decided that history needed to be preserved. Thus he and co-worker Miguel Pena sealed a lasting impression of "Sally's Alley" last Friday into the freshly poured concrete of a repaired stairway next to the road.


Keeping Us Healthy
While We Work

Meet Cathy Wentworth. She is a registered nurse for Health Services, within the Lab’s Environment, Health and Safety Division. Her job entails treating employees who get injured both on and off-site and providing follow-up care, consultations, and referrals, if needed. She also conducts physicals and hearing tests, and is the coordinator of the Lab’s on-site Weight Watchers program. “Helping staff get well and feel better is very gratifying,” says Wentworth of her job. When not tending to Lab employees, she can be found horseback riding and jumping, or camping with her family, who live in Crockett.


Open Enrollment
Ends Nov. 30

Open enrollment ends at midnight on Nov. 30. All changes made during open enrollment will be effective Jan. 1, 2005. Employees must re-enroll in their Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA) and Dependent Care Reimbursement (DepCare) accounts even if they are currently enrolled. Employees can also enroll in the ARAG Legal plan. Go here to view current enrollments and make changes. Questions can be referred to the Benefits Department at x6403 or [email protected].

Holiday Paycheck
Distribution Change

Because the mailroom will be closed this Friday, employees who receive a biweekly paycheck can pick up their check this Wednesday after 1 p.m. in Bldg. 69-0125. For those biweekly employees with direct deposit, the deposits will be this Friday as usual. Deposit advices will be delivered by Monday to the employees' mailstops. Checks for JGI biweekly employees will be available at the JGI this Wednesday. Contact Carol Bruzzone for the pickup schedule. Checks for biweekly employees on campus will be delivered to their campus mailstops this Wednesday in the afternoon mail delivery.

A/V Services to Some Conference Rooms Eliminated

Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson has announced a reorganization of the laboratory’s AV support for conference rooms. This is a result of the Operations and Information Technologies and Services (ITSD) continuous improvement process to provide better Lab services at reduced cost. Full story.

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