Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs April 6, 2016

Jefferson Lab Weekly Briefs
April 6, 2016


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Records and Information Management Month Fact of the Week
April is Records and Information Management (RIM) Month. Records Management is everyone's responsibility! Each employee at Jefferson Lab uses records as part of his or her job. Regardless of media, each employee should be aware of the records handled and the disposition rules of those records. Some records have a very short lifetime and may be disposed shortly after created or received. Some records, such as those pertaining to the radiation contamination program or accelerator facilities, have a lifetime that may exceed 75 years. To view the records schedules that govern Jefferson Lab's records, visit the "DOE Records Schedules" collection in Docushare or contact Kim Edwards.

RIM Trivia Question of the Week
This week's trivia question: In the first season of Deep Space Nine, a Cardassian named Marritza is interrogated for alleged war crimes in the Bajoran prison camp Gallitep. During interrogation, he reveals, "In 14 units of service, I never misplaced or lost a record. I received numerous commendations. Gul Darhe'el, himself, called my computer filing system, "a masterpiece of meticulous exactitude." What position did Marritza hold at Gallitep

All responses must be received via email by Kim Edwards by noon on Friday, April 8, when a random drawing will take place of all correct answers. One person will win a Starbucks gift card! (Winners will be notified via email no later than 5 p.m. Friday following publication. Limit one gift card win per person.)

Center for Theoretical and Computational Physics

A new document reviews the status of the determination of parton distribution functions (PDFs) in the light of the precision requirements for the LHC in Run 2 and other future hadron colliders. A review of all currently available PDF sets is presented, and cross sections for a number of benchmark processes given. The document also illustrates how data from lower-energy experiments, such as at Jefferson Lab, can impact the determination of some LHC measurements, in particular those sensitive to PDFs at large parton moments fractions, x.

Facilities Management and Logistics

Effective April 4: Jefferson Lab Entrance at Lawrence Dr. Reopens; Lawrence Access to ARC Closes
The current phase of work on the Hampton Roads Sanitation District 30-inch sewer main under Lawrence Drive will be completed this week. Detour signage is being installed to allow work to commence on the next phase that will start next week. Beginning some time on Monday, April 4, the Jefferson Lab entrance at Lawrence Drive and Jefferson Avenue will reopen. On this same date, the Lawrence Drive entrance to the ARC – from Hogan Drive – will be closed. For about six weeks, Lawrence Drive will be closed from Hogan Drive south beyond Pauli Drive. This will allow for installation of the new sewer main under this section of Lawrence Drive.

During this time, all traffic will enter and exit Jefferson Lab via the Jefferson Avenue entrance at Lawrence to Kelvin Drive, or down Hogan Drive and then to Hofstadter Road or Rattley Road. Follow the posted detour signs. A map showing the excavation/work area and detour routes may be viewed here. The hash-marked area over Lawrence Drive indicates where the road will be closed for this phase.

All construction is scheduled to be completed by early July. This includes repaving Lawrence Drive, Pauli Drive and Rattley Road. If you have any questions about this work, contact Facilities Management and Logistics Manager, Rusty Sprouse, at x7589.

Jefferson Lab Calendar of Events

April 12: American Red Cross Blood Drive
April 13: Teacher Night at Jefferson Lab
April 14: JSA 2016 Vendor Fair
April 30: Jefferson Lab Open House
May 4: Jefferson Lab Run-A-Round
May 16-19: Precision Radiative Corrections for Next-Generation Experiments workshop
May 30: Memorial Day holiday, Jefferson Lab closed

Environment, Safety, Health and Quality

Resolving ES&H Concerns
To ensure your welfare and productivity, Jefferson Lab has several mechanisms for employees, or anyone who comes into contact with the lab, to report issues potentially affecting the safety of workers, visitors, lab neighbors or the environment without fear of retaliation or reprisal. ES&H Manual Chapter 2310 lists a variety of mechanisms for resolving and reporting ES&H concerns and for preventing similar concerns from occurring in the future.
Here is a list of the options you have for resolving an ES&H concern:

  • If possible, resolve the ES&H concern yourself.
  • If you are unable to resolve the concern yourself, refer the concern to your supervisor  and management chain using the mechanisms outlined here.
  • You may also consult your Safety Warden, Division Safety Officer, your representative to the Worker Safety Committee, or contact an ESH&Q staff member directly for any ES&H concerns you may have.
  • If you would like to remain anonymous, or if you feel that it is more appropriate, use Jefferson Lab’s Employee Concerns Program.
  • If one or more of the above steps have not resulted in resolution of the concern, or if you feel that it is more appropriate, you may also use the formal DOE Employee Concerns Management System hotline at 800-676-3267.
  • Or use this link to the form for the DOE's Differing Professional Opinion (DPO) process also found in DOE Order 442.2 or by calling or emailing the DOE DPO Manager, Scott Davis, at 301-903-9641.

The DOE DPO process ensures that all JSA employees and contractor employees have the right to report environment, safety, and health technical concerns that have not been resolved through routine work processes.

Once your concern has been addressed, communicate any lessons learned to your staff, co-workers, supervisors and your Division Lessons Learned Coordinator. ES&H Manual Chapter 2310 offers more information on concern resolution.

Computing and Networking Infrastructure

New General Purpose Linux System Available
With the release last year of Redhat Enterprise Linux 7(RHEL7), Redhat has introduced major changes to the Linux Operating System. In order to provide staff and users with a system where they can evaluate this new OS, CNI has introduced a new general purpose linux system, jlabl5. Staff and users can log in and and use this system as they would any of the other general purpose linux systems (jlabl1 - 4). If you have any issues with this system, contact the IT Division Helpdesk at or x7155.


Volunteer Now for Jefferson Lab Open House on April 30!
Jefferson Lab will hold an open house on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. The event is an opportunity for people of all ages to spend the day exploring this world-class research facility. Volunteers will fill a wide range of roles - from interactive roles requiring specialized knowledge to guiding the flow of pedestrian traffic. You can work the entire event (eight hours), or a four-hour morning or afternoon shift. To volunteer, you can sign up online.

Use Jefferson Lab Main Entrance to Avoid Traffic Backups at Hogan Drive
Just a reminder: Jefferson Lab’s main entrance – at Jefferson Avenue and Lawrence Drive – is currently open and accessible. If you encounter traffic backups at the left turn at Jefferson Ave. and Hogan Dr., please use the Lawrence Dr. entrance. To access the lab, you will turn right from Lawrence Dr., onto Kelvin Drive.

2016 Small Business Vendor Fair Set for April 14
All members of the Jefferson Lab community are invited to the 2016 Small Business Vendor Fair on Thursday, April 14, in CEBAF Center, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Come and go as works best for your schedule. More than two dozen vendors will have displays and tables set up in the CEBAF Center lobby and in Conference Room F113. Check out the newest gadgets and wares. Pick up free samples, giveaways and information. Register for drawings. Free refreshments will be available. If you have any questions about this event, contact Jami Anthony, x7060.

Safety Observation Practical Training Offered
Safety Observation Practical Training will be offered on April 14 at 10 a.m. in ARC room 661. Prior to this training, participants must read and sign the knowledge document, SAF120kd Safety Observation Program. If you would like to participate, sign up by sending an email to Bob May by April 12.

Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Tuesday, April 12
The next American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place Tuesday, April 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in CEBAF Center room F113. New and repeat donors are encouraged to attend. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter Sponsor Code: TJNAF. You can also schedule an appointment by contacting Johnie Banks at or x7539. Visit the website for donation eligibility requirements.

Education Seeks Projects for Summer Honors Interns; Send Ideas/Proposals in by May 2
Six to eight outstanding high school students will be selected to participate in the lab's 2016 High School Summer Honors Program, which will be held at the lab June 27- Aug. 5. The students are currently in the 10th and 11th grades and have expressed interest in pursuing scientific and technical careers. Lab scientists, engineers and other technical managers who are interested in serving as a mentor and have a project to be accomplished this summer are asked to send a description of the work to Brita Hampton, x7633, by May 2. The students will be required to develop a poster about their project and present it during a poster session on the last day of their program. See more information about the program in the full announcement.

Research Assistantship Program Now Taking Nominations
Jefferson Lab is seeking candidates for the 2016-2017 Minority/Female Undergraduate Research Assistantship (MFURA) program. Through the MFURA program, a minority or female junior or senior level undergraduate student will work on a Jefferson Lab-related project at his or her university during the academic year. Students must be nominated by university professors with whom the students would conduct the research. Nominations will be accepted through May 2. For information on the eligibility requirements or to nominate a student, see the linked webpage. MFURA is funded by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program, a commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and PAE Applied Technologies.

JLab Weekly Briefs is an ongoing publication providing information on the status of safety, accelerator operations, experiments, free-electron laser, reviews, upcoming activities and special events. Deadline for submission is every Tuesday by 10 a.m. Submit new items to: Public Affairs or contact Kandice Carter at x7263.