It’s time to kick off the FY20 Property Inventory! Biosciences Property Representatives will be coming through to scan assets. Here are some updates on the process and new information for this year’s inventory.
The FY2021 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) process has now been initiated (see email from Mike Witherell dated 01/02/2020). There will be Area-wide and Early Career tracks; the Lab-wide Initiative Track has been suspended for FY2021. Please see a description of these tracks here and the FY2021 Bioscience Area priorities here. The highest ranking proposal submitted by an Early Career researcher (i.e., within 10 years of PhD) will be recommended for funding as the Area’s selection for the Early Career track. Candidates at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply for LDRD funding.
Please take note of the processing and close deadlines as you plan for year-end activities related to proposals, subcontracts, bridge funding requests, travel expense reimbursements, and effort (LETS).
As shared by Nikki Humphreys with Biosciences staff on May 21, the 2019 Berkeley Lab Performance Review process has officially kicked off. Read the announcement here.
The Biosciences Area encourages the use of the Berkeley Lab SPOT Recognition Award program to acknowledge and reward outstanding individual and/or team workplace contributions that occur on a day-to-day basis. Contributions should positively impact the stewardship, quality, cost, service, safety, or resource utilization of an organizational unit, team, or department. The Biosciences Area Leadership has released guidelines for appropriate SPOT award amounts commensurate with various achievements to better streamline and unify our recognition process. Recently, Human Resources has increased the total an individual can receive in one fiscal year to $2,000. Please review the guidelines for this valuable program.