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Changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act Jan. 16
Last year, the Department of Labor published its final rule to implement amendments to the Family and Medical Leave Act. These amendments, which take effect on Jan. 16, provide new military family leave entitlements and update the regulations under the old FMLA. The intention is improve communication between employees, employers and health care providers to make the law operate more smoothly, and provide needed clarity for both workers and employers about their responsibilities and rights under the FMLA leave. Updating and clarifying the regulations will help reduce uncertainty and provide greater predictability in the workplace for everyone.
For additional information about the new entitlements and updates to the law, you may find additional information at the Department of Labor or Benefits Office Web sites.
Changes in U.S. admission procedure
Beginning Jan. 19, U.S. airports and other ports-of-entry will expand the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology Program (US-VISIT) to apply to almost all foreign citizens entering the U.S., including permanent residents. US-VISIT is one of the database/tracking systems used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to verify foreign travelers’ identities and travel documents. Travelers who are determined by the admitting officer to be subject to US-VISIT must provide fingerscans, photographs or other biometric identifiers. For more information about US-VISIT, including information about the few remaining exceptions to US-VISIT, please see www.dhs.gov/usvisit. DHS provides information about what to expect when going through the US-VISIT process online.
Register now for Fermilab Open House Jan. 17
This year's Fermilab Family Open House will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17.
The Open House offers family-style, hands-on activities, science shows and behind-the-scenes tours. The event will offer hourly cryogenics shows by Jerry Zimmerman as "Mr. Freeze," kids racing against a gravity accelerator, the popular Ask-a-Scientist session on the 15th floor of Wilson Hall and tours of the linear particle accelerator and two research areas on site.
The event is free of charge. Visit the Web site for more information and advance registration.
Weekly Time Sheets are due on Friday
With the upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday, Weekly Time Sheets are due in Payroll by 10 a.m. on Friday January 16
International Folk Dancing, Jan. 15 in Ramsey Auditorium
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, January 15, in Ramsey Auditorium in Wilson Hall. The following week they will return to Kuhn Village Barn. Dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. with teaching and children's dances earlier in the evening and request dancing later on. Newcomers are welcome and you do not need to come with a partner. Info at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
Outlook 2007 New Features classes scheduled Jan. 15 and Feb. 3
Become comfortable with the interface, mail messages and contact management within Outlook 2007. A morning session and an afternoon session will be offered on Jan. 15th. A morning session will be offered on Feb. 3rd. To enroll or for more information please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0041&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Barn Dance Jan. 18
The Fermilab Folk Club hosts a Barn Dance on Sunday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with traditional Illinois music by White Mule and calling by Lynn Garren.
Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year olds and people over 65 are $3. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/
Intermediate / Advanced Python Programming - Jan. 27 - 29
Learn the Intermediate and Advanced features of Python programming. For more information or to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3691
ACU bill pay demonstration Jan. 29
Learn how to securely pay bills with Argonne Credit Union's online bill payment service. The free demonstration will take place on Jan. 29 at noon in One North, Wilson Hall. Receive a free gift after the demonstration, while supplies last. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. online, call x3293, or stop by the branch.
Conflict Management & Negotiation Skills class being offered Feb.3
Broaden your understanding of the main sources of conflict, the different modes of conflict management and the critical steps to joint problem solving and negotiation. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0031&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
PowerPoint 2007: New Features class being offered Feb. 3
Explore the new features in PowerPoint 2007. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0042&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Facilitating Meetings That Work class being offered Feb. 4
Learn how to facilitate meetings that produce the results you want. For more information or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0035&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Word 2007: New Features class being offered Feb. 4
Explore the new features of Word 2007. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0043&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Excel 2007: New Features class being offered Feb. 4
Explore the new features of Excel 2007. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/course_summary.full_descr?this_course_code=WDRS0044&this_instr_type_code=CR&this_fermi_id=00000X
Interpersonal Communication Skills class being offered Feb. 5
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type. Develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865
Fermilab Barnstormers meeting Jan. 14
The Fermilab Barnstormers monthly meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Music Room at the Users' Center on Wednesday, Jan. 14. For mor information, contact Jim Zagel, x4076 or Andreas Jansson, x2824.
Argentine Tango Classes begin Jan. 14
Our new series of 4 tango classes starts Wed., Jan. 14, if you would like to sign up, please send an e-mail to Pamela Noyes, by Tue. Jan. 13 at email@example.com.
Outstanding Chicago tango dancers, Eduardo Villalba and Bohulava Samoylenko will teach the next series of classes. Classes start Jan. 14 and run each Wed. thru Feb. 4 - Class set, $60.00 per person - Pay first day of class.
Basic I & II: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. - Practice prior to class – 6:30 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
For more information please visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf