JEFFERSON LAB IS AT MEDCON 6 STATUS
Jefferson Lab is currently at MEDCON 6 status. This means that all community members not engaged in core capabilities that can only be performed on campus are required to work from home. To understand what this means, read the internal memo here. To visit the COVID-19 information portal, click here. To ask a specific questions regarding COVID-19 and its' impact on the lab, submit your inquiry here.
LIMITED BADGE ACCESS
In accordance with MEDCON 6 requirements, CEBAF Center and the Service Support Center (SSC) front desks will be unattended. Anyone who is approved to be on-site and experiences badge access issues should contact Security at (757) 269-5822. If the individual requires the issuance of a new or replacement badge for mission-essential work, they can request an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. On-call Security staff will be available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, to issue new and replacement lab photo badges to mission-essential JSA staff and ARC tenants. The badging office is located at the SSC, bldg. 28, room 52.
LIMITED VEHICLE ACCESS
Effective Friday, March 27, the lab will implement measures to limit unnecessary vehicle access to the site. The primary point of entry for all deliveries, mission-essential employees, users, and subcontractors will be from Tech Center Pkwy. to Ratley Rd. Temporary road closures will be in place to prevent access to Rutherford Rd., Kelvin Drive, and Pauli Drive as depicted in the below site map.
Access to the Applied Research Center (ARC), Support Service Center (SSC), and the Tech Center buildings can be made from the following two entry points:
- Jefferson Avenue and Lawrence Drive
- Tech Center Pkwy and Hoftstadter Rd
Questions regarding vehicle traffic patterns and site access restrictions during this period should be directed to Jefferson Lab Security at (757) 269-5822.
To see the map, view the full internal memo here.
SHIPPING & RECEIVING
Shipping & Receiving (S&R) is operating on minimal staff this week to process packages and freight coming into the lab through Friday, March 27. For items received and processed, such as recording shipping information, completing invoices and updating the financial records, lab personnel may come to the S&R area in the EEL building to pick up their items through Friday, March 27 at 4 p.m.
After Friday, March 27, S&R will be on-call to receive freight trucks and critical items delivered to the lab. Contact Christian Whalen at (757) 269-5899 if you are expecting a critical shipment.
Shipping is extremely limited to critical items needed for ongoing projects. Submission of the Shipping Authorization form as early as possible will help to prioritize and determine the support needed to complete the shipment.
The Stockroom in the EEL room 108 is open through Friday, March 27. The Stockroom may be accessed after hours by calling the guards at (757) 269-5822.
Property Management is not picking up excess items until operations return at the lab.
Property passes continue to be required for all laptops, tablets and equipment taken home and are being processed to allow employees to continue to work from home. If monitors are needed, list the monitor description, manufacturer, serial number, quantity, and estimated cost on the property pass form. The Property pass request link is: https://misportal.jlab.org/railsForms/property_passes
Contact Christian Whalen at (757) 269-5899 for any questions you may have.
IT DIVISION REMOTE SUPPORT
As Jefferson Lab moves to a telework environment under MEDCON 6, the IT Division will continue providing computing support to the lab remotely. They are available to assist staff and Users via calls to the IT Division Help Desk at (757) 269-7155, emails to email@example.com, or ServiceNow Incidents.
The IT Division is also encouraging the use of Office365 Teams for communicating and coordinating within your group. Teams provides the ability for group chat, file sharing, and online meetings with your group. Learn more about ways the lab is using Teams here. Email the IT Division at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up Teams.
Additionally, the lab now has a COVID-19 Service Portal, which includes the latest information on IT topics such as Remote Access and Teams. There is also information on our Remote Access webpage. Please check out these new resources and give us feedback so we can better serve the lab community remotely.
SERVICENOW INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SERVICE UPDATE - MARCH 27
On Friday, March 27, after business hours, the IT Division will update ServiceNow incident to a new, more secure environment. There will be an overnight outage while the site is moved and once it comes back online, the access URL will be changed to https://jlab.servicenowservices.com. If you have bookmarked the old site, please update your link to the new one. Please delay submitting incidents until after the site is back online. Also, if you have added email@example.com to any of your email allow lists, you will need to update this to the new email, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, contact the IT Division Help Desk at (757) 269-7155.
CERTIFICATE ISSUES IMPACTING WEB SERVERS
The vendor that provides Jefferson Lab with certificates used for encrypting network traffic between our web servers and your web browser had issues with their certificate validation and revocation services last week. This resulted in the Firefox web browser not being able to access Jefferson Lab web servers. Although the IT Division has taken action to correct this, if you find that you cannot access a Jefferson Lab web server with Firefox, try using Chrome or another browser instead. Read the full internal memo here. If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, contact the IT Division Help Desk at (757) 269-7155.
EIC YELLOW REPORT WORKSHOP RECAP
Originally slated to be hosted at Temple University, more than 200 scientists virtually attended the first Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) Yellow Report workshop last week. The purpose of the meeting was to advance the physics studies and detector concept details in preparation for the realization of the EIC.
The contributions for the meeting can be found here.
As noted in many of those talks, Jefferson Lab will continue to be a major partner in the EIC project. Douglas Higinbotham noted that it was “extremely encouraging to see all groups and labs continuing to work together towards a common goal.”
Additionally, at the end of many physics and detector talks, groups are looking for additional personnel to help with the Yellow Report initiative, so be sure to connect with EIC Yellow Report conveners if you are interested in joining or following the physics working groups or detector working groups. For questions, contact Douglas Higinbotham.
THE ORIGIN OF SINGLE TRANSVERSE-SPIN ASYMMETRIES
The Jefferson Lab Angular Momentum (JAM) Collaboration has performed the first global analysis of transverse-spin asymmetry data from semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering, Drell-Yan lepton-pair production, electron-positron annihilation into hadron pairs, and proton-proton collision experiments. The study demonstrated that multi-parton correlations in the hadronic wave function are the common origin of such observables. In addition, the analysis was also able to achieve, for the first time, the phenomenological agreement with lattice QCD calculations for the up- and down-quark tensor charges of the nucleon, which can be further better by the proposed SoLID experiment at the lab.
JENNIFER LOGAN SELECTED FOR OPPENHEIMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Jennifer Logan, the lab's Chief Financial Officer and Business/Finance Director, is the first lab employee selected to participate in the Oppenheimer Leadership Program. The program, named in honor of Robert Oppenheimer, who led the Manhattan Project, was established to develop the next generation of DOE leaders through exposure to the breadth and depth of the National Laboratory system and the broader scientific, policy and energy ecosystem within which the labs operate. “This is a quite an honor for Jennifer and the lab,” says Mike Maier, Jefferson Lab COO, “The knowledge and connections she brings back from this experience will be a real asset to her and to Jefferson Lab.” Congratulations Jennifer! Read the full story here.
MOMO'S TAKE-HOME DINNER SERVICE
The Quark Café will be closed as of Friday March 27, 2020 until further notice. During this time, MOMO’s will be offering their Take-Home Dinner Service at the original MOMO’s Café location, 11801 Canon Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606, City Center, with Curbside Pickup or Free Delivery within a 10 mile radius. $10.00 per person including tax. (Pick up service not available at Jefferson Lab) Check out the menu options here. To place your order or for more information, call MOMO’s at 757-240-5854 or email email@example.com. See the menu here. For questions, contact Gaye Davenport.
JEFFERSON LAB PROMOTIONS
Congratulations once again to all the employees who were promoted during this year's performance cycle! For a full list of employees who were promoted, view the internal memo.
LET'S PLAY BINGO!
April is Records and Information Management Month! The lab's Information Resources group, which is comprised of library, records and archives, would like to play BINGO with you and winners will receive an Amazon gift card!
How to play:
- Email Kim Edwards for a custom ink to your bingo card.
- Bookmark the link - this is YOUR unique bingo card that you will use each week.
- In each April edition of the Weekly Briefs, you will find the link to a webpage with 20 images.
- Identify the images, submit and wait for the email response. Even if you can't identify them all, remember you only need five in a row for a bingo, so just do your best!
- You will receive a response with your numbers - each image has a number assigned to it which corresponds with numbers on the bingo cards.
- First two emails responding with "BINGO" win a $5 amazon gift card, provided by the Information Resources staff
- Weekly winners can only win once during the weekly Bingo game.
- All participants will be included in a final drawing at the end of April for a $20 amazon gift card.
Good luck and have fun! Questions? Contact Kim Edwards.
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