Announcements and notices

Testing requirements are evolving and quickly becoming a standard way governments are responding to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. To view important notices, travel restrictions and updated guidance on international travel to the United States, please visit the CDC website. Beginning Jan. 26, the U.S. Centers of Disease Control will require all travelers, including U.S. citizens, flying to or transiting through the U.S. from international destinations to provide proof of either a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery….

We received reports early in the morning on Friday, Jan. 15, that DocDB was unavailable. About half of the DocDB instances were restored at 8:15 a.m. CST. As of 9:20 a.m. CST, we believe all instances have been restored. Please contact the Service Desk if you continue to have issues accessing DocDB.

Please be aware of a phishing email that has targeted a large portion of the lab this afternoon (January 14, 2021). See below for detailed information about this message. If you have any questions about this message, please feel free to reach out to cybersecurity@fnal.gov for assistance. Sender address: csd4570@csd.uoc.gr Subject line: Dear User Message body: Claims that suspicious activity has been noted on your Fermilab account. It is trying to trick you into clicking the link by asking you…

The next reimbursement telework internet reimbursement period (10/1/20 – 12/31/20) is open for processing in FermiWorks and is due by 3/31/2021. Any requests initiated in FermiWorks for this period after 3/31 will not be processed. For assistance, view instructions here: Telework Internet Reimbursement Instructions

An overnight network switch failure on Jan. 13/14 impacted the central web server, Redmine and CRL certificates (Yubikey authentication). The switch was replaced, and as of the morning of Jan. 14, there were remaining issues with network-attached storage (NAS) which impacted Teamcenter. As of the afternoon of Jan. 14, we believe all services have been restored. Please report any remaining issues to the Service Desk.

The Illinois Department of Labor increased minimum wage to $11.00/hour effective Jan. 1, 2021. 2021 seasonal hiring rates and updated on-call rates are located on the Compensation/Pay Rates website for positions with a seasonal or on-call job profile. These seasonal rates do not include internships that are part of a formal program. The Illinois minimum wage will continue to increase annually through 2025. As such, the seasonal and on-call pay rates are expected to update annually, so please consider this for…

Naturally Slim is an individualized weight loss program that starts February 1. Enrollment is available from January 4-15. Employees, spouses and covered dependents over age 18 on the BCBSIL PPO or High Deductible health plans are eligible to participate in the program at no cost. Learn more on the Naturally Slim site, or visit the Wellness website. Naturally Slim teaches simple, repeatable skills to help participants lose weight and keep it off in the real world, without giving up the…

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All Wellness Live Virtual Workshops will be held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Viewing with Q&A moderated by Nick Corne, EAP/ERS Counselor, and facilitated by Lucy Ontiveros, Wellness Office. Cumulative Stress     Wednesday, January 20 – 11:30 a.m.      Stress all around us – but many of us have little time to slow down and understand what we can do about it.  Join us to learn about how stress results from an accumulation of various stress factors such as a heavy…