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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.
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
Brown Bag Lunch - Women as Classic: From BC to AD
Presented by Rose Moore - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Music Room User’s Center. Join us as we explore the evolving image of women in art. The program will include slides of portraits of women in art over the centuries. No reservation needed. Fermilab IDs are no longer required to enter the lab, but you will need photo identification. For additional information contact Susan Kayser at email@example.com or Margie Nagaitsev at firstname.lastname@example.org
NALWO welcomes all people associated with the laboratory, and their families to this event.
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.
Recreation Office Meetings
Please join the Recreation Office in welcoming Jeanne Koester, Recreation Services Supervisor
Please come meet her and share your ideas and feedback on our recreation programs. We look forward to seeing you and hearing your feedback. Friday, Jan. 23 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Recreation Facility and Friday, Jan. 30 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at WH 15th floor Benefits Office
Outlook 2007 New Features classes scheduled Feb. 3 and 26
Become comfortable with the interface, mail messages and contact management within Outlook 2007. Morning sessions will be offered on Feb. 3rd and 26th. 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
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
Barn Dance Feb. 8
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by the $8000 Stringband and calling by Allan Sundry. Everyone is welcome. Admission is $6. Children under 12 are free, 12 to 18 year old and people over 65 are $3. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/
Bulgarian Dance Workshop, Feb. 12
Fermilab International Folk Dancing is pleased to present a workshop on Bulgarian dance with Iliana Bozhanova, in her only Chicago area stop on this year's tour from Bulgaria, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12, at Kuhn Village Barn. Suggested donation is $8 for adults and $4 for students. More information at (630)584-0825 or (630)840-8194, or e-mail at email@example.com or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/
International Folk Dancing, Jan. 22 at the Barn
International Folk Dancing will meet Thursday, Jan. 22, at 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/