Announcements and notices

FESS has scheduled repairs to FCC1E lighting electrical circuits to address an electrical problem that occurred May 3. FESS estimates work will occur from Tuesday, June 15, through Friday, June 19.Expect an interruption of normal lighting on the far east end of FCC1, including the PREP counter area, storage areas, a few offices and the Technology Store. Temporary lighting will be provided during the disruptions.

WHAT ARE WE DOING? On Wednesday, June 16, Computing will be performing kernel updates and reboots of the Scientific Computing systems listed at the bottom of this message. In most cases, each system will be down for only a few minutes, unless there are unexpected issues. Please note, the dCache managers will be performing maintenance as well. This may impact services on any systems mounting ‘PNFS’ mounts, and may require reboots of impacted systems when that maintenance is completed. If…

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing has enabled this month’s security updates from Microsoft for centrally managed Windows servers. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Monday, June 14 For additional information about the patching schedule for Windows servers, see http://wsus.fnal.gov/Reports/MonthlySchedule.html. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Administrators of centrally managed Windows servers will begin receiving notices that patches are available to their Windows servers during the next 24 hours. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action….

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) that reports monthly on supply chain performance, stated that the supplier deliveries index, which rises as lead times for inputs increases, rose in May to its highest level since 1974. ISM recently issued this statement from Timothy Fiore, chair of the ISM’s manufacturing business survey committee: “[Panelists] reported that their companies and suppliers continue to struggle to meet increasing levels of demand… Record-long lead times, wide-scale shortages of critical basic materials, rising commodities prices and difficulties…

Do you want to participate in a Fermilab group that is on the forefront of new initiatives, help propose new initiatives and be a part of implementing them? Join the Employee Advisory Group (EAG). Nominations are now being accepted for new members to serve on the EAG beginning this summer. The EAG is utilized as Fermilab senior management’s sound board. The group meets once per month and is regularly joined by members of the senior management team. Fermilab benefits from the EAG’s…

Version: Orlando-20210610-FermiWeekly Enhancements: At the request of the Users Office, remove feature that automatically initiates an FVA review when the on- or off-site host changes for a person When creating a new lab affiliation, default user supervisory org to “Visitor” for experiments and collaborations Add daily audit report that generates an incident when host data in Workday and ServiceNow do not match

WHAT ARE WE DOING? Computing will be upgrading Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NSPRIME) software to version 3.7. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Thursday, June 10; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO YOU? Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NSPRIME) will be down during the maintenance window. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? You do not need to take any action. This message is for your information only.

The next session of hatha yoga will be held via Zoom on Mondays from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., June 14 – August 16 (8 classes, no class on July 5 or August 9). Hatha yoga incorporates the practice of asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which brings peace and deep nourishment to the body and mind. The fee for this session is $70. Please complete the Fitness Class Registration Form by Friday, June 11 and email to jecker@fnal.gov….

WHAT ARE WE DOING? The Windows Server Services group and Computer Security have reviewed Microsoft’s June security patches. At this time, none of the patches have been declared part of the Fermilab mandatory patch set. The updates will only be installed on Windows servers that are part of the pilot testing group. For details on the new patches and the patching schedule for Windows servers, see http://wsus.fnal.gov/Reports/MonthlySchedule.html. WHEN WILL THIS OCCUR? Automatic installation and system reboots for the pilot Windows…

Argonne will be holding an Energy I-Corps Preparation Course beginning Wed., June 16 and Fermilab employees are invited to register. The course is aimed at scientists and engineers who are interested in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, but who do not have the time to attend the full Energy I-Corps* training course. The course will help participants gain familiarity with the basics of technology commercialization, Lean Launch and a new way of thinking about the impact of research. The Energy I-Corps…