Thank you to the entire FermiWorks crew

Kay Van Vreede

Kay Van Vreede, head of the Workforce Development and Resources Section, wrote this column.

Getting a new online workforce system up and running is an enormous job. But thanks to the efforts of 72 people in the Core Computing Division and WDRS’ Human Resources Department, we’ve successfully implemented FermiWorks, bringing our human resources processes into the modern era.

Bringing FermiWorks to Fermilab wasn’t just about learning new software. Establishing the new system required complex data integrations and robust data. The effort was worth it: It is the first time in the history of the lab that everyone with a Fermilab badge is in one system.

The FermiWorks group, pictured below, put in a huge amount of extra time to make things happen. They displayed great flexibility and problem solving abilities, overcoming any obstacles they encountered. Their dedication to the task concluded in a job well done.

Many other people at the lab also helped with end-users testing, participated in training and served on the front lines of working with the new system. A very big thank you goes to all of them.

Kudos to all 72 staff members, including those not pictured here, for launching FermiWorks earlier this year. Photo: Cindy Arnold