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Last Day
Of Open Enrollment


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Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

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Morning Editions: Bacon and Cheese Omelette with Potatoes and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: French Toast with Bacon and 2 Eggs
Market Carvery: Open Face Corned Beef Sandwich
The Fresh Grille: Roast Beef and Swiss with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Fiesta Taco Salad

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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State’s Senators
Offer Greetings on 75th

California’s two senators, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, couldn’t attend last Tuesday’s gala 75th anniversary dinner, but they both sent greetings and congratulations from Washington. Lab Director Steve Chu read them at the dinner. Boxer called Berkeley Lab “among the preeminent science laboratories in the world,” and Feinstein saluted Lab employees past and present for their "dedication, hard work, and proud accomplishments.” Go here to read both letters.

Energy Expert Featured
In Q&A on Sustainability


Jonathan Koomey led the Energy End-Use Forecasting group at Berkeley Lab, which analyzes markets for efficient products and technologies for improving the energy and environmental aspects of those products. He is also a consulting professor at Stanford University. Koomey co-authored Winning the Oil Endgame with colleagues from the Rocky Mountain Institute. He recently spoke with reporter David Zaks with World Changing, an online publication that seeks to improve the world by bringing together "tools, models, and ideas for building a better future." Go here to read the Q&A.


Route Changes Planned
For Shuttle Bus Service

In an effort to improve service and maximize efficiency, the Lab's Transportation Advisory Committee and senior management have approved a proposed change in the shuttle bus routes, effective Monday, Dec. 11. Changes include the combination of on- and off-site routes, and the addition of a third on-site route. Among the changes:

  • Building 54 stop (Cafeteria) will be the new hub
  • No transfers needed from off-site to most on-site building areas (Buildings 48,50,51 54,62,65,66,67,70,72,74,84 areas)
  • Four buses will be routed through the Lab, to campus and to BART (two in each direction) most times
  • One on-site shuttle will service Building 25, 90, 71, 58, 69, 77 areas

Before the plan is implemented, input is being sought from employees who use the shuttle bus service, which will provide the Lab's committee members and senior management with the feedback needed to make final decisions about the route changes. Go here for more details on the proposed changes and to submit comments.

Limited Shuttle Bus
Service Tomorrow

Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Lab's shuttle bus service will end earlier than normal tomorrow. The last off-site bus will leave the Building 65 stop at 6:30 p.m. The last on-site bus will leave Building 62/66 at 6:30 p.m. The last Bancroft bus will leave Building 62/66 at 6:30 p.m., and the last Rockridge bus will leave at 5:40 p.m.


Open Enrollment Ends
Tonight at Midnight

Employees who wish to change medical or dental plans, enroll eligible dependents, or enroll/continue participation in the Dependent Care (DepCARE) Account or Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) must do so by midnight tonight via the Open Enrollment application found on UC’s "At Your Service" website.

Inventory Preparations
Begin for Lab

The Lab's wall-to-wall inventory runs Jan. 2 to March 31. The location of more than 20,000 assets totaling around $621 million must be scanned or validated. Division property representatives and coordinators are loading new state-of-the-art barcode readers to begin counts on Jan. 2. Go here for more details.

Centennial Drive Road
Work Starts Next Week

Employees who use Centennial Drive to enter or exit the Lab should be aware that, starting on Monday, Nov. 27, the road will be reduced to one lane between the entrance to Building 73 and the Botanical Garden. Traffic flow will be regulated by a stoplight on either end of the construction zone for approximately six weeks.  Drivers are urged to use caution in this area.

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High: 58° (14° C)
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