IDEA-Related Efforts and Resources within NSD
Periodically, it is worthwhile to highlight some of the ongoing efforts within the Nuclear Science Division addressing IDEA topics, and the resources available in NSD and at LBNL more broadly. With each year our staff are engaged more and more in bringing IDEA principles to the forefront of our division culture.
NSD IDEA Council – The NSD IDEA Council is an all volunteer council tasked with engaging the division in IDEA activities aligned with lab-wide efforts, contributing to the growth of IDEA activities and awareness and promoting a fair, safe and inclusive workplace. This is done through the IDEA minute for NSD staff meetings and efforts pushing forward broader and longer-term initiatives. Any NSD staff interested in working with the NSD IDEA Council should reach out to email@example.com.
Physical Science Workplace Life Committee (PSWLC) – The PSWLC is a committee of representatives from across the Physical Sciences Area at LBNL with support from Human Resources that works to explore and address issues affecting workplace quality of life for the area. This committee addresses challenging topics such as childcare for LBNL employees, work-life balance and promotion guidelines among many others. For more information and to provide input to the PSWLC visit the website.
Luminary Card Program – The Luminary Card Program within NSD is a program for peer-to-peer recognition of actions and efforts in support of fostering an inclusive, diverse and equitable workplace climate. Anyone in NSD can give one (a physical card, or a virtual one!) to a colleague within NSD or elsewhere in the lab or broader research community. For more information and to access a virtual luminary card visit the website.
Under-Represented Minority Targeted Job Posting Boards – Since early 2021 NSD has made available special funding to cover the cost of posting jobs on minority-targeted job posting boards. All hiring managers in the division should talk with their HR recruiter about making use of these funds to advertise position openings in the division.
Outreach and Education – Individual staff in NSD are engaged with LBNL-wide education and outreach programs through the K-12 STEM Education programs and LBNL volunteer portal. In addition to the efforts of individuals, NSD leads events including the Nuclear Science Day for Scouts, which held its 11th annual event on September 30th, with the help of a broad range of staff from all corners of NSD.