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Job Descriptions and Employment class March 22
Understand how Fermilab's job descriptions are developed, reviewed and how they relate to the employment requisition/hiring process. Learn about the different Employment functions including: *Recruitment Process *Client Engagement Meeting *Interview Process *Job Offer Process *New Hire Orientation *Initial Employment Period To enroll or for more informaiton visit
Healthcare Spending Account Deadline March 15
Have you used all of your 2012 Healthcare Reimbursement Account funds? Employees with a 2012 FSA/Healthcare must spend the remaining balance by March 15. Claims must be submitted to the plan administrator, Payflex, by April 30. You can submit flexible spending claims to PayFlex online at https:www.HealthHub.com or via fax. Please note that any flexible spending contributions remaining after the deadline are forfeited. If you have further questions regarding the FSA plan, visit the Employee Benefits Website at http://wdrs.fnal.gov/benefits/index.html.
Book Fair Monday March 11
Book Fair…one day only. Monday, March 11, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wilson Hall Atrium. Cash, check, Visa or Mastercard.
Abri Credit Union Member Appreciation March 14
Let's celebrate Abri Credit Union Membership and Pi Day on March 14. Stop by Abri Credit Union for a coupon for a free piece of pie. Coupon must be redeemed in the cafeteria on March 14, while supplies last.
Fermilab Natural Areas presents "HAWK TALK: raptors at Fermilab" March 9
Please join us for this free, public event at Fermilab. Families welcome. Fermilab Natural Areas is hosting Larry Miller in conjunction with the Hawk Migration Association of North America. Mr. Miller will present a natural history and basic identification feature of some of Chicagolands hawk and raptor species. This event is open to anyone or any family with an interest in the outdoors and to learn more about raptors found within the Chicago region, especially at Fermilab. See you there! Signs will direct you to the room from the first floor main entrance. Fermilab, Wilson Hall, March 9, 10:00-12:00, Curia II.
Walk 2 Run to Start March 14
Due to new snow Walk 2 Run will start one week later on March 14th. This FREE 10-week program can help you improve your fitness, reduce cholesterol and lose weight by gradually increasing your running potential. The first week we will begin walking and then run 2 minutes. At the conclusion of the 10 weeks we will complete a 30 minute continuous run. You are welcome to join us regardless of age, speed or level of experience. Thursdays: March 14 – May 16. Meet outside Wilson Hall, East Side: 4:45 – 5:30 p.m. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothes. Bring water. For more info call Jeanne in the Wellness Office at x2548 or email@example.com.
Extended network outage at Wilson Hall Sunday, March 10
On Sunday, March 10 from 5:30 a.m. until approximately noon, there will be a network outage at Wilson Hall. No network connectivity in Wilson Hall will be available during that time period. For more information about this outage including some of the functions impacted, see this knowledge base article: https://fermi.service-now.com/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010859.
Barn Dance March 10
We are very excited to welcome the return of caller Valerie Young! Valerie danced with us as an IMSA student and some of us attended dances she organized at IMSA. She is now living and calling in the DC area. Jennifer Jeffries (fiddle) and Paul Watkins (piano) will play traditional American dance music, including Southern, Midwest, New England, and French-Canadian music. We look forward to a marvelous evening of dancing. For more information please visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/people/March10.html. Everyone is welcome, you don't need to know anything, just come and have fun! Admission is $6, children under 12 are free, 12 to
18 year olds and people over 65 are $3.
FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) Seminar March 12
On March 12, noon – 1:00 pm, Wilson Hall conference room One West, Jennifer Gondorchin, Fermilab Benefits Department, will present an overview of FMLA and how it relates to the benefits offered here at Fermilab, followed with a question and answer session. This seminar is co-sponsored by the Fermilab Disability Awareness Group and the Fermilab Benefits Department. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Writing for Results: Email and More class offered May 3
In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to boost your productivity, increase your efficiency by as much as 30%, and impress your readers by:-Creating effective emails that readers will actually read and respond to sooner rather than later-Promoting clarity and understanding by writing clearly and with the right tone-Using visual tools to reduce readers reading time and effort, and increase persuasive impact. To enroll or for more information visit
Fermilab Management Practices courses are now available for registration
The Office for Professional Development is once again offering the Fermilab Management Practices Seminar on the following dates: Job Descriptions and Employment (am only) - March 5, Managing within the Law- March 12, Behavioral Interviewing (2 half-days) - March 19 & 20, Interaction Management (3 days)- April 2, 4 & 9,Performance Review - April 11, Fermilab Functions (3 half-days) - April 16, 18 & 24. Please visit
http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/index.html to enroll or for more information.
Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Presents ScrapArtsMusic - March 23
Five hot musicians deliver adrenaline-laced performances using over 145 of the most unusual instruments you’ll ever see. All original music on one-of-a-kind mobile sculptures. An eco-
powered percussion presentation unlike any other! ScrapArtsMusic designs their own
instruments from recycled materials, creating a unique series of percussive art, in the most true sense of the word. Their performances are intricately choreographed, and high-energy in a way you've never experienced before. For a sample, go to their web page at scrapartsmusic.com. Tickets are $30/$15 for ages 18 and under and available on-line at http://www.fnal.gov/culture/, by phone at x8640 or in the box office, WH User's Office.
Scottish country dancing meets Tuesday evenings in Kuhn Village Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish Country Dancing is held Kuhn Village Barn every Tuesday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Most dances are walked through and newcomers are always welcome. There is sometimes live music. More info at (630)840-8194 or (630)584-0825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/.
Indoor Soccer: 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays at the gym in the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O’Sheg Oshinowo at Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.
Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series Presents Arianna String Quartet - March 10
“Quartet playing does not get much better than this.” – Chicago Tribune. Continuing our long standing relationship with the Arianna String Quartet, we are pleased to have them close out the Gallery Chamber Series for 2013. Fermilab audiences have watched the ascent of this impeccable ensemble, from their debut at the Fischoff Competition while still a quartet-in-residence at Northern Illinois University, studying with the Vermeer Quartet, through numerous awards and prestigious performances. Stops along the way include Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, The Dame Myra Hess Series, NPR’s Performance Today, tours around the world, $17 at x8640 or at https:www.fnal.gov/culture.
Fermilab Arts & Lecture Series Presents THE BELIEVERS: A SCIENCE DOCUMENTARY
"The Believers" begins in 1989, when two respected scientists announced a startling claim:
they can solve all the world's energy problems using seawater, batteries, and a mysterious glass contraption in a process they called "Cold Fusion". Within days, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann were media stars. But only three months later, their careers in tatters and their reputations ruined, they fled the country and Cold Fusion became synonymous with "bad science." This film, produced by 137 Films, will be shown in Ramsey Auditorium on Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 and available at the box office, by phone at x8640, or online at https:www.fnal.gov/culture.
DOEGrids certificates to be decommissioned—New certificate option
On March 23, the DOEGrids certificate authority will stop issuing new certificates and renewing existing certificates. Existing DOEGrids certificates will continue to work until they expire one year after they are created or renewed. Therefore, there will be no valid DOE certificates past March 2014. The new Open Science Grid certificate authority is now issuing certificates for those who need to replace their DOEGrids certificates. If you need a replacement for your DOEGrids personal, host or service certificate, see the PKI Transition website at http://security.fnal.gov/pki-transition for information and documentation.
Nominations open for 2013 Tollestrup Postdoc Award
URA will make an award for outstanding work conducted by a postdoctoral research fellow at Fermilab or in collaboration with Fermilab scientists. All Ph.D. researchers in non-tenure track who are within six years of the receipt of their Ph.D. are eligible. The work for which the award is made must be performed in conjunction with a Fermilab experiment or project, or under the auspices of the Fermilab Theory or Astrophysics Groups. Nomination materials should be sent in electronic form to email@example.com by April 1. More details at http://amanda.uci.edu/~daniel/2013_Alvin_Tollestrup_Annc.pdf.
Interpersonal Communication Skills course offered in May
Increase your awareness of your communication skills and personality type and develop the skills for more productive work relationships. To enroll or for more information visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865.
2013 FRA scholarship applications accepted until April 1
Fermi Research Alliance, LLC (FRA) offers a number of four-year scholarships to children of regular full-time FRA employees. The scholarship award continues for a maximum of four years provided the student remains in a four-year undergraduate program and maintains satisfactory academic progress. The maximum scholarship award amount available for tuition and fees is $4,700 per year. Applications are being accepted through April 2 for the 2013 FRA scholarship awards. For more information or to obtain an application please visit http://wdrs.fnal.gov/train-dev/FRA_scholarship.html. If you have questions, contact Nicole Gee at x3697 or Nicole@fnal.gov.
Delnor Health & Wellness Center Discount
Our Fermilab corporate membership will offer a one week pass to the Delnor Health & Wellness Center, waive the enrollment fee and after 6 months of paid dues, the 7th month is complimentary. Enjoy the following services and amenities: fitness assessment and equipment, variety of land and aquatic group exercise classes, pools, luxurious locker rooms with towel service and toiletries, steam room, sauna, whirlpool tub, and indoor track. Contact Jeanne in the Wellness Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or x2548 for more information or to obtain your free one week pass.