Fermilab Today January 19 - 23, 2015

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Getting paid the greener way - get paperless pay stubs
Thinking of using less paper in 2015? Wanting to simplify your life? Sign up for a paperless pay stub! Simply send an email to askpayroll@fnal.gov, and request that you no longer receive paper pay stubs. If every employee signed up for paperless pay stubs, we would save almost 50,000 pieces of paper per year, not to mention ink, toner and the electricity used by the printers. To view your paycheck electronically, go to the Fermilab at Work/ Work Resources page, select Employee Self Service and sign in with your Fermilab ID and employee self service password. Click on Self Service, then View Paycheck. Past paychecks are viewable online.

Linux User Group meets Jan. 28
The Linux User Group, now held quarterly, will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Curia II. Topics include Scientific Linux 7; FNAL Shibboleth Service; System administrator highlights; Central Web Services; and more! All Linux users and system administrators are encouraged to attend.

Abri Credit Union Appreciates Our Members
On behalf of the Abri Credit Union staff, we would like to thank you for your continued support and business. Please stop by the branch to enter to win a Chez Leon gift certificate. The drawing will be held February 2.

Zumba Fitness Registration Due January 29
Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music and find yourself in shape at the original dance-fitness party. Zumba® classes feature exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats. Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will soar! It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating. Classes held on Thursdays, February 5 – March 12 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm. Fee is $40/person. Register by January 29. For more info http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Zumba Toning Registration Due January 27
When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar. Learn how to enhance rhythm and tone all the target zones, including arms, abs and thighs. Zumba Toning is the way to sculpt your body naturally while having a total blast. Class will be held on Tuesdays, February 3 – March 10 at the Fitness Center Exercise Room from 12-12:45pm. Fee is $40/person. Register by January 27. For more information http://wdrs.fnal.gov/wellness/classes.html.

Windows 8.1 approved for use
Desktop Engineering has approved the Windows 8.1 operating system for use across Fermilab. From Thursday, January 15, users will be able to submit a Service Desk ticket to request Windows 8.1 for use on their current equipment, or request Windows 8.1 to be installed when they receive new hardware. Please submit a Service Desk ticket if would like to request Windows 8.1 or you have any questions.

Barn Dance January 18
The Fermilab Folk Club presents a Barn Dance on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Kuhn Village Barn with music by John Lane on fiddle and Brandon Cummings on guitar. Chanel Lane calls. 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. More info and directions at http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkclub/.

Vaughan Athletic Center Membership Rates Effective Feb. 3
The Vaughan Athletic Center, located at 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, is teaming up to offer Fermi members another year of discounted rates effective February 3, 2015. If you already have a membership its time to renew. If you are interested in joining the Vaughan Athletic Center now is the time. $25 Enrollment Fee for New Members. Fitness Membership: $25/month or $300/year/person. All-Inclusive Membership: $37/month or $444/year/person. Membership Forms are available in the Wellness Office, WH15W. For more info call the membership desk at 630-907-9600 or for info on the facility http://www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org/facilities/vaughan-athletic-center/.

Managed print upgrade Sunday, Jan. 25
The Managed Print Service (MPS) software will be upgraded on Sunday, Jan. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. Printing will be unavailable during this time period. Any print jobs submitted will be held and released once the upgrade is complete. Previously, the upgrade was scheduled for Jan. 18.

Indoor Soccer
Indoor Soccer is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the Gym at the Village. Gym membership is required. Please contact O'Sheg Oshinowo Oshinowo@fnal.gov for more information.

International folk dance special workshop Jan. 22: Balkan and Beyond with Lee Otterholt
Fermilab international folk dancing is pleased to bring back master teacher Lee Otterholt for a workshop Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Kuhn Barn (at the usual time and place of the group's weekly dancing). Lee will present dances from the Balkans and Beyond. A Norwegian-American, Lee has traveled extensively in the Balkan and is a clear and engaging teacher. Newcomers as well as long-time dancers are welcome at the workshop and at weekly dancing. For more information, email folkdance@fnal.gov or call 630-584-0825, or go to http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/folkdance/.

Fermilab Functions scheduled on March 3, 5, and 11, 2015
Fermilab Functions is a three half-day series of presentations from subject matter experts throughout the Lab. They provide an overview of their functions, roles and responsibilities, and will identify your complimentary role and responsibilities as a supervisor. Topics include: Project Management, Compensation, Employment, ES&H, Medical, Site Security, Computer Security, Procurement, Budgeting, FMLA and Benefits, EAP, Visa, and Audit. To enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=3733

Managing Conflict on March 24
This course is for individuals who want to boost their conflict management skills. You must first complete the Interpersonal Communication Skills as a prerequisite. For more description of the course and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=1865.

Interpersonal Communication Skills on March 10
This course is for employees that would like to increase awareness of their communication skills and personality type. It will help the participant develop the skills for more productive work relationships. For more information and to enroll please visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=2865

Scottish country dancing Tuesday evenings at Kuhn Barn
Silk and Thistle Scottish country dancing is held every Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Kuhn Village Barn. The group is taught by Doug Jensen. Newcomers are always welcome and are paired with experienced dancers -- no need to come with a partner. Winter cancellations are announced by email the afternoon of the dance. To get on the list, or for more information email folkdance@fnal.gov or check http://www.fnal.gov/orgs/scottishdance/ or call 630-840-8194 or 630-584-0825.

2015 FRA scholarship applications accepted until April 1, 2015
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 $5,000 per year. Applications are being accepted through April 1 for the 2015 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 Karen Karlix by emailing karlix@fnal.gov.

GSA updated the Mileage rate to 57.5 cents for 2015
The Internal Revenue Service and the General Services Administration have issued the 2015 standard mileage reimbursement rate for non-Government owned vehicles. It is 57.5 cents per mile, effective January 01, 2015.

Writing for Results: Email and More on February 27
This half-day course is for anyone who writes more than five emails or memos a day and who wants to write better communications in less time and with more confidence. Never waste another moment of your time on emails that fail to deliver the results you need. You will learn the strategies and objective benchmarks you need to improve every email or memo you write. You'll also learn how to address any weaknesses in your writing and how to build on your strengths over time. For more information and to enroll visit http://www-esh.fnal.gov/pls/default/schedule.show_course_details?cid=7359

The Take Five Challenge/Poster – Winter 2014/2015
The Take Five Challenge has been posted, so here is your opportunity to win a safety prize and also become more familiar with safety signs, especially the new Globally Harmonizes System (GHS) which are new guidelines for signs. Just go to our Take five website http://www.fnal.gov/pub/takefive/challenge/challenge-008.html and match each of the signs, in our challenge puzzle, with its correct message. The top five scorers will be drawn from a raffle and the winners will be notified of their prizes. To participate, complete the online form on the ESH&Q Take Five for Goal Zero website or, print and submit it to the ESH&Q Section in person, or mail to Mail Station-119.