Almost 99% respond for accountability exercise
Our results keep improving. On July 18, 98.59% of Argonne employee responded to text, phone, or email messages as part of the accountability exercise mandated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Seven of the 11 directorates achieved full response. The previous exercise response rate was 97.02%.
All full-time employees were contacted as part of the regular accountability exercise across the DOE complex. The objective is to practice contacting and accounting for employees in case of an emergency.
With safety one of Argonne’s five Core Values, the incredible result for the latest accountability exercise is welcome news. The exercise proved that the lab can effectively reach virtually all employees in the case of a real emergency.
The next exercise will be held in the next months. Watch Argonne Today and Snapshot for details.
Check your phone contact settings in Workday
To make sure the laboratory can reach you effectively for this and other high-priority messages, you may need to update your settings in Workday, especially if you use your mobile phone as your primary contact and you don’t have a landline at home.
If you don’t have a landline phone, and are using your mobile device as your primary telephone, your Workday listing should be: “Usage: Home (Primary)” and “Device: Mobile.” If it’s entered as “Device: Phone” you may not receive important messages from the laboratory. Here are step-by-step instructions for changing your phone settings in Workday.
The laboratory’s alert system is programmed to contact the mobile phone first; if there is no response and the situation warrants, it may contact a landline if one is listed.
If you mark these phone numbers “private,” they won’t be shared with the public or made available in the laboratory directory.