LBNL and UCB have in place a system to grant UCB Credentials (Cal 1 ID Cards and CalNet Usernames & Passwords) to LBNL Employees who need to utilize UCB resources. UCB classifies LBNL Employees as "Contingent Workers", and your CalNet ID is good for one year and must be renewed annually. UCB DOES NOT send out expiration notices to contingent workers so it is up to you remember to renew your account every year.
Note: that this project is unrelated to library access. If you had a CalNet ID through the university and transferred to LBNL you will still have all the services you had previously including library access.
What will this cost?
UCB charges us $25 each time they print an ID. This will be recharged to the Project ID you provide at signup. If you lose your card and need a new one, you will be recharged again. The charge is subject to modest escalation by UCB. LBNL recovers only the exact fee charged by UCB to us.
Who is my faculty sponsor?
If you are applying as an LBNL employee, you can name either a UCB staff or faculty member, or an LBNL colleague who is already a UCB guest. Everyone must have a sponsor.
Why do you need to know where I work?
Actually, we don't need to know but UCB does. California provides additional funding for UCB for postdocs working in certain kinds of space. We provide this data back to UCB and they use it for that purpose (so it's very important that you give us correct information).
What if I forgot my CalNet Username/Password?
To reset your username/password, contact the UCB Account Services Desk next to the Cal 1 Card Office.