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If you are a newly hired ESD employee, please review this page carefully to ensure you start off on the right foot.
You should receive your offer letter with an appointment time to meet with a Human Resources (HR) representative for Earth Sciences at the HR Service Center (located at Building 65). Be sure to keep that appointment.
Before arriving at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), confirm with HR and your supervisor the date and time of your arrival so that:
In your offer letter and start up packet you should receive some orientation material about LBNL. Otherwise you can immediately refer to the on-line New Employee Handbook (this link requires an LDAP email and password), which gives the basic information about LBNL, including a list of useful LBNL web pages. To get acquainted with the Earth Sciences Division, please visit our homepage. We've also compiled a shortlist of resources you are likely to find most useful.
When confirming your arrival with your new supervisor, you should also discuss the computer hardware and software needed for your work, such as the type of machine, operating system, and any special software you need to purchase and want to have installed.
If you are driving onto the site, stop at the Blackberry security gate and you will be given a temporary parking pass and directions to your destination. If you are planning to arrive via the LBNL shuttle bus, you will have to show the bus driver written documentation, such as your offer letter or bus pass, to indicate that you are entering as a new employee on the date specified. Maps of the lab and the bus routes can be found on the LBNL web page “Directions to the Lab.”
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