Hello. I'm Brookhaven Lab Director Doon Gibbs. Brookhaven has a rich history of outstanding scientific achievement that spans more than six decades. That achievement is directly linked to the talented and dedicated people we have working here. The unique skills you bring to Brookhaven are vital for our continued success in this decade and beyond - whether you are a scientist or someone whose work helps make the science happen.
So, welcome to Brookhaven! You are now part of our team, working together to make exciting scientific discoveries. We work hard and we work safely — that's very important — in a spirit of inclusion and mutual respect. As a new employee, you'll find people whose job it is to help you settle in and understand the many benefits available to you, which range from health to finance and recreation. In turn, we look forward to benefiting from your contributions here and hope to see you — and the Laboratory — reach all of our goals.
In order to have a productive first day of work, you should plan on having the following items and information with you. Please call us if you have any questions.
Please read the important information contained in this file (.pdf)
Your first day at Brookhaven National Laboratory will consist of a variety of orientation activities.
Food and beverages are served in Berkner Hall;
Cafeteria - Berkner Hall - Building 488, Brookhaven Avenue – x3541
Serving breakfast, lunch, and snacks on weekdays. Prices are reasonable, and there are numerous choices, including beverages, pizza, grill, salad bar, entrees, and sandwiches made to order. You may visit their website at: http://www.metzbrookhaven.com/.
The on-site Brookhaven Lab Courtesy Van offers on-call, door-to-door service between the hours of 8:30am and 4:15pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Lab holidays*. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Be prepared to meet the van at the main entrance of your building. In order for us to be able to serve as many customers as possible, please be ready to board the van before making the call for pickup. Pick-ups can be arranged by calling 344-2714 and providing your name, telephone extension, location of pickup, location of drop-off and number of passengers.
*Exception - Every Monday at 8:15 a.m., a shuttle will bring new hires from the on-site apartment area to Human Resources, Building 400, to attend orientation at 8:30 a.m. On-site housing guests should meet at the bus stop near the Lollypop House (apartment area – close to apartment 5) PROMPTLY at 8:15 a.m. Note: If the Lab is closed for a Holiday on a Monday, this service will be provided on the first day back after the Monday holiday.
On-site services, such as the gas service station and U.S. Post Office are listed on the following link: http://www.bnl.gov/visitorinfo/onsite-services.php, and banking services, including ATM machine locations, are listed on: http://www.bnl.gov/visitorinfo/banking.php.
This link provides directions to BNL and maps of the campus – the Human Resources Department & the Housing Office are located in Building 400 – Research Support Building on the Central Campus map. http://www.bnl.gov/maps/
IMPORTANT - In the event of inclement weather that could possibly close the Laboratory or delay its opening, we advise you to keep up-to-date by calling the following number: 631-344-INFO or looking on the BNL home page at www.bnl.gov.
Questions/concerns/issues contact one of the following HR Assistants:
New Employee Orientation starts promptly Monday mornings at 8:30 am in the Research Support Building, Bldg. 400, located at 20 Brookhaven Avenue.
For a more efficient on-boarding experience, the following forms MUST be filled out prior to your arrival.
Important: Complete these forms before you arrive but do not sign and date them. Bring printed copies of these forms with you on your first day.