Welcome to Berkeley Lab’s Web site for Laboratory-wide policies. We hope that the look, feel, and search capabilities will help you find the critical information you need in a timely fashion. We encourage you to explore the site starting with "RPM Sections" or entering key words in "Search the RPM." You may also wish to first review the "Tips" (link under "Helpful Information").
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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Requirements and Policies Manual (RPM) sets forth the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory policies that help define a framework for Laboratory operations. LBNL expects employees and affiliates to apply professional best practices and ethics in interpreting and exercising these policies since the RPM cannot address all possible circumstances (see UC Standards of Ethical Conduct, Section 5). When a policy, procedure, or other form of guidance is unclear or silent, ask the appropriate department for clarification.
The LBNL RPM derives its authority from Contract DE-AC02-05CH11231, Section C.4(d), Clause I.120, and Department of Energy Order 414.1d. This manual is not intended, however, to replace any of these driving documents.
Note that the Human Resources policies apply only to Lab employees who are not represented by an exclusive bargaining agent. Employees who are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent should refer to their collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
This RPM, Laboratory PUB-201, is authorized by Michael Brandt, Laboratory Deputy Director for Operations.