Site Access & Science (SAS)
Funding, Politics, & Programmatics (FPP)
Meetings, Communication & Outreach (MCO)
Quality of Life (QOL)
UEC brings the following needs to the attention of the BNL management
Strengthening efforts at providing a variety of food options for employees and guests:
Reasonable food options should be available both at lunch and outside of nominal working hours.
The lab should provide clear and regularly updated information on what food options are currently available.
Efforts should be made so that the food options include foods that support a healthy lifestyle (low-sugar, whole foods, balanced diet) as well as options for people with common food allergies and dietary restrictions.
Providing reliable and effective transportation options for lab guests and employees that do not drive a car:
Clear and updated information about the available options should be provided.
The options should be extended and advertised to the greater lab community, not only guests and short-term employees.
Establishing a supportive work environment for people with dependents and/or members of sexual minorities:
A larger number of lactation rooms should be available.
Lactation room policies should be more friendly, for instance not threatening to throw out milk at 5:00 PM, allowing people to store equipment in the room, and considering the language of the permission form.
More bathrooms should be designated as gender-neutral.
Establishing expectations for events hosted at BNL to reflect the gender and minority statistics of the field:
The lab should ask organizers of events hosted at BNL to declare what efforts they will undertake to invite and attract the underrepresented members of the community.
Each event hosted at BNL should have a code of conduct and one or more persons to contact in case violations of the code of conduct occur.
Advocating with the DOE for accommodating (while following federal policies) the need of transgender members of our community to not use their dead names on their badges / not be outed by their badges.