Telework at Berkeley Lab
Telework Policies and Procedures
There are various resources to help you obtain telework items:
Telework Equipment & Supply Use, Tracking, & Return
Access this site for the newest information on telework equipment and supply use, tracking, and return. Remember: All items purchased by the Laboratory, regardless of whether or not they are tagged (i.e. have a barcode), are Government Property and must be returned to the Laboratory on request or at the end of your relationship with the Laboratory. Click here to visit the Property Management Page.
Worktogether.lbl.gov contains information on collaboration tools to help keep team together within hybrid teams. Collaboration tools can help nurture the formal and informal relationships that make Team Science work. Also, feel free to reach out for advice or to share your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Telework catalog, visit the Procurement Department website here.
The Telework Catalog Guide will help you learn to use the new eBuy Telework catalog. It includes detailed instructions on how to enter an address for shipping to a remote location.
Please see the following page on purchasing guidance for ordering telework equipment and supplies not found on the Telework catalog.
For additional questions regarding the eBuy Telework catalog, contact the Procurement Help Desk.
Get To Your Work
The majority of Lab services are already easily accessible from any place on the Internet, with no special configuration required. You can access Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, and the rest of the Google Suite with no special setup. You can access many other Lab web applications, such as Zoom, Training, and LETS without special configurations. However, there are a few cases where you will need additional technology in place to work from home. The most common cases are using applications that are only accessible from the Lab network (such as FMS) or accessing files on a shared drive, or accessing software or data on your work computer.
Learn More About VPN (access to the LBL network)
TIP: Think you might need access to your desktop at work but you've never configured remote access before? Make things easy by using Chrome Remote Desktop.
Keep Up With Your Team
Remote work has many advantages, but it can be hard to keep up with the members of your team. Luckily, IT has a variety of tools to help you stay connected.
Whether you're using a computer that hasn't been turned on for awhile, or using a personal device for work for the first time, we want you to stay secure and safe.
Cyber Security Guidelines for Personally Owned Devices
The most important thing you can do for cyber security is make sure your devices, both operating system and applications, are updated and using the current version.
Review the Lab's Minimum Security requirements and make sure you are meeting these requirements on any device you use for Lab work.
Sophos Antivirus is available for home computers at software.lbl.gov
Stay Alert for Phishing (including COVID-19 themed phishing)
Attackers take advantage of current events to make phishing more relevant and attractive; we expect this to happen with COVID-19.
Continue to report suspicious emails to email@example.com
Use Good Ergonomic Practices
It's a good time to review your ergonomic situation at home. Take a moment to check out: Guide to setting up your home office.