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Accelerator Directorate Update
E-Verify Documentation of Employment Eligibility
Reminder: Family Giving Tree Gifts Needed by Monday

SLAC Today

Friday - December 11, 2009

Accelerator Directorate Update

(Photo - Dale Knutson)

Back in August and early September, SLAC rolled out the new Accelerator Directorate and celebrated the creation of our signature in accelerator science and technology capabilities. We established four core teams focused on achieving our program requirements for safe beam delivery and utilization; and we established three technical divisions focused on our laboratory objectives for capability stewardship and deployment. Based on beam delivery performance to date with the Linac Coherent Light Source, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, the test facilities; comments from our users and programs regarding the quality of the staff we provide; and our full plate of compelling work in accelerator research and accelerator engineering, I'm very pleased with where we are. So, the obvious question is where are we going, and what do we need to prepare for?

Three strategic questions are on the front burner for the Accelerator Directorate. First, what are the inputs we need and how are we refining our strategy in accelerator research? Second, how does that strategy affect the investments we make in AD infrastructure? Third, what do we need to be doing to get ready for our programmatic next steps with the LCLS , SSRL, Particle Physics and Astrophysics, and Photon Science organizations?  Read more...

E-Verify Documentation of Employment Eligibility

As noted in a recent all-hands e-mail, beginning January 4, 2010, SLAC is required to re-verify employment eligibility documents for all employees hired on or after November 6, 1986, through the E-Verify system. E-Verify is a database for entering I-9 form data. It is connected to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and Social Security Administration databases.

The E-Verify FAR clause has been added to SLAC's contract with the Department of Energy. This federal mandate requires the Human Resources Department to meet with each affected employee to complete a new I-9 form, review and copy acceptable current documents, and input each employee into the E-verify database. HR will input employees' updated document numbers into the E-Verify database, and obtain a verification number from the E-Verify system.

Things you can do to prepare include:

  • Locate your I-9 documents. Options may be found on page 3 of this form.
  • Report any legal name changes and changes in marital status to the Social Security Administration.
  • Report changes in citizenship status to the Social Security Administration


(Photo courtesy Diana Viera.)

Family Giving Tree Gifts Needed by Monday

Thank you to everyone at SLAC who is participating in the Family Giving Tree program this year.

Please remember to bring your gifts in to Diana Viera, Building 48, room 140 or Debbie Tryforos, Building 48, room 138, by this Monday, December 14, to make sure they arrive in time to make someone's holidays!

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