Fermilab Today June 28, 2010 - July 2, 2010

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Submit timecards by Friday, July 2
To accommodate for the observation of the July 4 holiday on Monday, please submit your timecards by 10 a.m. on Friday, July 2.

Format change for new personnel requisition form
In April, the Employment department rolled out a new and improved personnel requisition form. While the content enhancements have benefited the recruiting process, the pdf format did not function properly for our customers. To resolve these technical issues, the form has reverted to html format. Please contact Jeff Artel x3325, Juanita Frazier x3793, Jason Johnson x5810, Shelley Krivich x5809 or Heather Sidman x3326, with any questions or comments.

Weekly drawing winner announced for 10,000 Steps-a-Day
Congratulations to Barb Kristen, winner of last week's drawing for the 10,000 Steps-a-Day walking program. Barb won a Hydracoach Water Bottle that tracks hydration levels. It's not too late to sign up, participate, and be entered in the weekly drawings. We have another iPod to give away at the end of the program, plus other great prizes. To date we have 87 participants that have walked a total of 8,216,499 steps, burned 453,329 calories and walked 3,882 miles. Stop by the Recreation Department, WH15W to pick up your pedometer. Register at http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html.

Submit timecard on new system by Friday's
This week, every Fermilab employee should begin using the new Fermilab Time and Labor electronic reporting system to create and submit timecards. To help with this transition, please submit your weekly timecard through the new FTL system by Friday, June 25. You can access the new timecard, training materials and contact information for local support teams at http://www.fnal.gov/pub/ftl/launch.html. You can also contact the Service Desk for assistance by calling x2345 or by opening a Service Desk ticket at https://ar-mt1.fnal.gov/arsys/shared/login.jsp?/arsys/.

Gym Member Survey
All gym members should stop by the gym this week to fill out a survey regarding possible new gym equipment. I look forward to receiving your feedback. For more information contact Jeanne Koester, Recreation Specialist at x2548.

Session 3 Preschool & Youth Swim Lesson Registration due July 2
Registration for Session 3 of Preschool and Youth Swim Lessons is due July 2. This session will run Monday through Thursday the weeks of July 12 and July 19. Fridays are reserved for makeup days if needed. Preschool Lessons are for ages 4-5. Youth Lessons are for ages 6-12, $60/child. Register in the Recreation Office, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Department at x2548.

Yoga Begins July 6
The next session of Yoga will be held on Tuesdays, July 6 through August 31 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of Wilson Hall. This class is suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Learn a variety of physical and resting poses along with various breathing and relaxation techniques. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga or exercise mat. Fee is $85/person. For more information call Jeanne in the Recreation Dept. at x2548.

Muscle Toning begins July 6
The next session of Bod Squad Muscle Toning begins July 6 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays thru August 26 at the Recreation Facility Exercise Room from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Gain strength, lean body mass and increase muscle definition with these strength training classes. No gym membership required. Fee is $77/person. For more information call Jeanne in Recreation at x2548.

Deadline Approaching for Requests for Fall 2010 & Spring 2011 On Site Housing
The deadline is approaching for making requests for reservations for houses, apartments, and dormitory rooms for the remainder of 2010 and the Spring of 2011. Please submit your request to the Housing Office by Monday, July 19, 2010. Individual housing requests can be made by using our Online Housing Request form at http://bss.fnal.gov/accommodations/housing_request.html or by calling (630)840-3777. Requests for multiple housing units are best handled by direct email to housing@fnal.gov.

Day Camp Payments Due
June Sessions were due May 24. July Sessions are due Monday June 21. August Sessions are due July 26. If you have not paid the June and July sessions please bring payment to WH15W as soon as possible.

All Supervisors: Do you need help preparing for performance reviews?
Get a quick 2-hour overview of the performance review process, discussion and form on July 7 and July 15. Have your questions answered by Compensation and Employee Relations. This briefing is a review for supervisors who have completed the FMP Performance Review course and for supervisors who are new to the process but have not yet completed the course. To enroll go to http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=4558.

Time to complete accomplishment reports
It is that time of year to reflect on our past year’s performance. Please note the following forms must be completed in July: • 2009-2010 accomplishment report (completed by employee) • 2009-2010 performance review form (completed by manager). You may view forms, instructions, and resources on the website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/elr/perform_rev.html. If you have questions, please contact the Employee Relations department.

10,000 Steps-a-Day Walking Program
Walk Your Way to Fitness. Register for our 10,000 Steps Per Day Walking Program. On the website you can: log your daily steps, receive coaching tips and fun facts, review educational materials, and sign up for an optional continuation program upon completion of this eight week walking program. If you weren't able to participate in the Employee Health & Fitness Day on May 19 and need a pedometer, please stop by the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more info call Jeanne, x2548. Program hosted in partnership with CIGNA. For more information go to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com/fermi/10ksteps.html

Introduction to LabVIEW course being held July 13
Learn how to build powerful, custom test, measurement, and control applications from scratch using intuitive, measurement-specific graphical programming. Gain hands-on experience with LabVIEW and learn how you can use LabVIEW graphical development to reduce development time and create flexible applications that easily integrate with thousands of I/O devices from hundreds of vendors. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3694

Embedded Design with LabVIEW FPGA and CompactRIO seminar being offered July 13
This hands-on session utilizes National Instruments LabVIEW graphical embedded development tools and off-the-shelf prototyping systems. Discover firsthand how to design, prototype, and deploy embedded systems more productively using NI LabVIEW embedded programming tools and rapid prototyping hardware. For more information or to enroll, please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?

Interaction Management Coaching Forum - July 27
This workshop is a follow-up to the Interaction Management workshop series and the Fermilab Management Practices seminar. The workshop is designed to develop a specific coaching/management action plan for a particularly tough, real-life coaching challenge. For more informaiton or to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=5638

SciTech summer camps start June 14
From June 14 to July 30, SciTech Hands-on Museum in downtown Aurora will offer 24 one-week camps for children, including the popular camps "Totally ballistic!" and "Kitchen Chemistry" as well as the new "Wild Weather Wonders" camp. Camp schedule and descriptions are at http://www.scitechmuseum.org. Cost per camp: $225. Members receive discount. Before and after care is available for a fee. For more information and to sign up, call Joyce at 630-859-3434, ext. 214. SciTech is located at 18 W. Benton Street, Aurora.

Web of Science citation database online trial
Fermilab has a site-wide online trial of the Web of Science citation database through the end of June at http://tinyurl.com/34dwzjr. Web of Science has tools for bibliometric analysis including cited reference searching and graphical citation maps. If you're interested, please try this online product, and send comments to the Fermilab Library at library@fnal.gov. We rely on usage statistics, comments, and price to determine which online resources remain available at Fermilab.

Argentine Tango, Wednesday, June 16 to 30
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, June 16 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: June 16, 23, and 30. Level 1: Fundamentals: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Practice - 6:30 p.m.) Level 2: Intermediate/Adv.: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.(Practice - 10:00 p.m.) Pricing for class levels: Regular/Student Attending single level 1 OR 2 (3 class set): $45/$40; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (class set): $75/$70; Individual classes: $18/$15. Pay first day of class. For information, sign up or directions, please send an email to noyes@fnal.gov or visit http://bss.fnal.gov/tango.pdf

Ask HR: 15th floor visits TD - ICB Tuesday June 29
Do you have questions about open jobs, personnel policies or employee programs? Would you like to view job fair media, drop of items for the maternity closet or submit a vacation donation form? Staff from Employment/Employee Relations will be available to answer questions and provide information from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 29 in the TD - ICB Hermitage conference room. Please stop in.

Free Webinar on "Retirement Planning for Women", June 30
This informative Webinar will focus on retirement planning and particular issues women face. Join ACU and speaker Jennifer Johnson from Financial Network Investment Corp., who will discuss the unique investment challenges women have, how to invest to work towards your goals and how to determine if you are prepared for the future? This free Webinar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on June 30, 2010 online. Learn more and R.S.V.P online, by calling (815) 267-7731 or at ACU’s Fermilab Branch.

Toastmaster July 1
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, July 1 at 12:00. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea as to whether you have time to prepare or just 10 seconds. You will learn to listen and think effectively, how to prepare and give speeches with confidence and in a wide range of situations. Best of all, you'll practice in a friendly, supportive environment, with people who are there for the same reasons. For more information please visit www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters.

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