Dec. 18, 2009
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News Briefs: December 18, 2009

Lab’s CY2010 salary review process under way

The annual salary review process kicked off Tuesday, Dec. 15, and will continue through January 2010. Employees will receive salary notifications from their supervisors beginning the week of Feb. 8 and increases will appear in Feb. 19 paychecks.

The Compensation Increase Plan (CIP) was reviewed by the LLNS Nominations and Compensation Committee and then submitted to the Department of Energy for review and approval. The CIP was based on a comparison of the Laboratory’s average salaries to market averages for similar jobs as reported in market surveys.

The salary allocations for calendar year (CY) 10 are given in the table below.

Compensation will present one more briefing for employees about this year’s CIP and the salary review process at noon Monday, Dec. 21, in the Bldg. 543 auditorium.

Employees with questions about how the salary program will be implemented within their directorates should contact their supervisors.

Lab directors meet with Vice President Biden

On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden was briefed on the state of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile by Laboratory Director George Miller as well as the directors of the other two national security laboratories. 

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Poneman, National Nuclear Security Administrator Tom D’Agostino and officials from the departments of State and Defense also were present. The briefing was provided by Miller, Mike Anastasio from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Tom Hunter from Sandia National Laboratories.  The vice president hosted the briefing as part of the administration’s ongoing commitments to maintain a safe, secure and effective nuclear arsenal, to the president’s vision of a world without nuclear weapons and ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Global Security receives safety award

Christmas and New Year’s holiday schedule

Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 are the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, respectively, for all LLNL employees.

Newsline takes a break for the holidays

Today’s (Dec. 18) is the last edition of Newsline for calendar year 2009. Newsline will return with its annual year-in-review edition on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010. This special Look Back at 2009 edition will, once again, be printed and distributed by Mail Services to employee L-stops.

Regular Web-based publication of Newsline will resume Friday, Jan. 15. The want ads will continue to be processed each week during the holidays and posted in a pdf document on the Newsline Website. The Newsline staff wishes you all the best for the holiday season.