Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Telephone Use


  • Use of Lab phones for brief personal calls is permitted for emergencies and to coordinate work activities with family members or others who can only be reached during work hours. These calls are treated as official and paid for by the Lab. Any personal calls not falling into this category should be reimbursed to the Lab. There are pay phones throughout the Lab.
  • Limit personal use

Cell Phones

  • Users must review their invoices monthly, identify personal calls and make checks to the UC Regents for the total amount of personal calls
  • Wait until your personal calls exceed a total of $25.00 before reimbursing the UC Regents
  • Personal use allowed, but all charges must be reimbursed


Contacts/More Information
  • Contact your local administrative point of contact
  • Peter Lau, ESD Business Manager,, (510) 486-5570

For a complete description of these and all other policies, please refer to the LBNL RPM at: