Fermilab Today July 5, 2010 - July 9, 2010

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Cafeteria to Offer Limited Menu on Saturday, July 10
This Saturday, July 10, the cafeteria grills will be closed, due to a limited power outage of the exhaust systems. The cafeteria will offer a continental breakfast. Lunch selections will include salads, deli sandwiches, and hot pizza slices.

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/.

Argentine Tango, Wednesday, July 7 to 28
Our new series of four tango classes starts Wednesday, July 7 with instructors Daniel Noce and Ramona Nita. Class dates: July 7, 14, 21 and 28. 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 (4 class set): $60/$50; Attending both Levels 1 and 2 (4 class set): $85/$80; 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

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 years 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

ASK HR: The Office for Professional Development - July 12
What questions do you have about management, computer and technical courses or the Lab's tuition assistance programs? "ASK HR: The Professional Development Office" is coming to the Accelerator Division on: Monday, July 12 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Dungeon Conference Room (located in the Cross Gallery). Stop in and give us your input on our current programs and your suggestions for future development programs.

Toastmaster July 15
Bring your lunch and join us in the Wilson Hall, 7th Floor Racetrack Thursday, July 15 at 12:00. In Toastmaster, you will learn self-growth, how to plan and relax, how to present an idea 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 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 http://www-org.fnal.gov/toastmasters

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.

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.

The Art of Applying to Graduate School
Eric Prebys will be speaking on this very informative topic. This is open to all undergraduates, July 6, 3-4 p.m. in Curia II

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.

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.

Walking Program Weekly Drawing Winner Announced
Congratulations to Paula Lambertz, last week's winner of a Heart Rate Sports Watch. To date, we have 95 participants that have walked a total of 10,900,113 steps, burned 596,400 calories and walked 5,137 miles. It's not too late to register and participate in our weekly drawings. We have another iPod to give away this month. Need a pedometer to count your steps? Stop by the Recreation Department, Wilson Hall, 15 West. For more info call Jeanne, x2548 or log on to http://www.cornerstonefitness.com.

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.

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?

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