Last year, in the fall, employees were asked some basic questions about Inside Argonne and how well it works for them. The survey’s goal was to understand how well the intranet works or doesn’t work for employees today. After the Inside Argonne project is complete, the Inside Argonne Project Team plans to rerun the same … Read More
Blog posts providing information on laboratory initiatives.
By William Luck, Senior Attorney, and Matt Howard, Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Both of us have been responding to questions surrounding employee participation in political and advocacy activities, such as the forthcoming March for Science on April 22 and local elections. We agree that now is a good time to review the types … Read More »
By Jeff Purnell, Chief Financial Officer
Recent news headlines regarding the federal budget have prompted some questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I thank our questioners for their inquiries and want to share my answers with the whole lab.
The first question I received was, “What percentage of our budget comes from sources outside … Read More »
By Catherine Hurley, Sustainability Program Manager, Facilities Management and Services
Argonne’s Site Sustainability Plan (SSP) is now available online. It showcases the laboratory’s accomplishments and future plans in the areas of water and energy conservation, sustainable building infrastructure and greenhouse gas reduction, among other topics.
Thus far, Argonne has exceeded its target goals in … Read More »
By Lisa Durham, Director, Argonne Leadership Institute
One of the questions I’m often asked is: “Are the Leadership Institute’s programs only for scientific staff or supervisors?” The answer is no. The Leadership Institute’s programs and resources are for all employees.
At Argonne we believe all individuals possess leadership abilities that can benefit both themselves and … Read More »
By Joe Kirts, Emergency Management Officer
Argonne will be conducting a site-wide tornado drill at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in conjunction with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Illinois state-wide tornado drill. This drill will include all buildings, employees and site occupants.
The drill fulfills Argonne’s annual requirement for building shelter … Read More »
As part of Argonne’s efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce and foster an inclusive environment, lab leadership has committed to keeping employees aware of where we are on the journey. In the spirit of that commitment, I’m pleased to report that the latest employee demographics are now available online.
The data … Read More »
By Eva Stringer, Argonne African American Employee Resource Group (AAAERG)
Last month, I saw the film “Hidden Figures” with colleagues during a movie night sponsored by the Argonne African American Employee Resource Group (AAAERG) and Women in Science and Technology (WIST). The film is about three female African-American mathematicians working for NASA … Read More »
By Betty Dai, president Chinese Association at Argonne
Chinese New Year is Jan. 28, 2017, ushering in the Year of the Rooster. The new year begins on the first day of the second new moon after the winter solstice. It usually falls between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20, making this new year an early one. … Read More »
By Harold Gaines, Argonne African American Black Club President
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I would like to share with you an excerpt from Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech from 1964. Dr. King shared his thoughts and vision with the international community at a tumultuous, expectant and hope-filled time in … Read More »