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The Magnet Systems Group is back to work in HAB, building the Mu2e transport solenoid magnets. We performed what we believe is the first "critical lift" under the new FESHM 10200 Lift Plans chapter on Wednesday, June 3. This is test unit TSUN08 in its warm testing position. Mu2e, operations, magnet, technology Photo: Jeff Brandt

The Magnet Systems Group is back to work in HAB, building the Mu2e transport solenoid magnets. We performed what we believe is the first “critical lift” under the new FESHM 10200 Lift Plans chapter on Wednesday, June 3, using two cranes to rotate test unit TSUN08 from the bore-tube-horizontal warm testing position to the bore-tube-vertical cold testing position.

This January marks the 10th anniversary of FRA Earned Value Management System certification. Obtaining EVMS certification a decade ago was a significant event because DOE had at that time established that projects that cost $50 million or more are required to use a certified system. The certification has enabled a broad suite of projects that have shaped the current landscape at Fermilab.

Staff who work in the Chief Operating Officer organization gathered in Ramsey Auditorium for our periodic “what’s happening at the lab” meeting. Since I gave the guest speakers a limit of five slides and 60 seconds each to present them, here are my five “top takeaways.”

The Fermilab policy regarding the Real ID Act is now available on the ESH&Q website. Following are a few highlights:
Current Fermilab employees can still obtain or renew their badge by presenting their expired or existing badge in the Key and ID office. If a badge is lost, identification may be required (non-compliant Real ID identification, such as an Illinois driver’s license, is still acceptable).

On Oct. 15, two trucks will serve lunch at Fermilab from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bacci Pizza will be located in the parking lot east of Wilson Hall, and Toasty Cheese will be located in the parking lot just west of Industrial Building 1, across the street from IARC. Both food trucks accept cash or credit card. Picnic tables will be set up near each of the trucks if you’d like to dine outdoors. Have questions, comments or feedback…

Deputy Director Joe Lykken will hold an all-Office-of-the-CRO meeting on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon in Ramsey Auditorium. If you work in one of the following departments, please plan to attend: Center for Particle Astrophysics, CMS Center, Neutrino Division, Particle Physics Division.