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Congratulations on your employment at Brookhaven!

Welcome Message From the Director

Doon GibbsHello. 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.

What to Expect on Your First Day

Please report to the Human Resources Division, Building 400B, promptly at 8:30 am on your first day of employment.

When you arrive at the Laboratory’s Main Gate, please be sure to be in the right-hand lane. Inform the patrol officer that you are a new employee. You will be directed to sign-in at the security trailer located on the right side of the guard booth and asked to show appropriate identification. In addition, once inside the trailer you will be asked for your license plate number; so be prepared to provide this information. At the security trailer you will be given a temporary identification sticker.

In order to have a productive first day of work, you should plan on having the following items and information with you.

  1. Proper Identification - You must provide proper identification as proof that you are eligible to work in the United States.
    Brookhaven National Laboratory participates in E-Verify, which requires us to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Brookhaven National Laboratory will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. Acceptable forms of ID.
  2. Dependent Information – You will need the name, date of birth, and social security number of all dependents to complete your medical and dental insurance paperwork.
  3. Beneficiary Information – You will need the name, address and birth date of all beneficiaries for your life insurance policy.
  4. Vehicle Information – You will be asked to provide make, model and license plate information for each vehicle that you will be driving on site. You will also need to show your cars’ registration.

To assist you with your benefits sign-in process, we encourage you to review the BSA Benefits Program, if applicable.

Your first day at Brookhaven National Laboratory will consist of a variety of orientation activities.

  • Check-In
  • Brief Overview of BNL Lab
  • GET Training (New Employee/Guest Orientation) – Safety Training, which includes an overview of ergonomics, cyber security, traffic safety, etc.
  • Badging/Vehicle Registration – You will have your picture taken for your BNL ID badge and receive a sticker for your vehicles.
  • Sign-Up for Benefits

Other Helpful Information

Cafeteria

The cafeteria is located in Berkner Hall, Bldg. 488, 11 Brookhaven Avenue.

Hours of Operation

The cafeteria is open Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for meal service, and 1:30 to 2 p.m. for coffee and pre-made foods. The cafeteria is closed on BNL holidays.

Brookhaven Cafe

The Brookhaven Cafe and Micro Market is located in the Research Support Building, Building 400, 20 Brookhaven Avenue. The Cafe is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. proudly serving Starbucks Coffee, pastries, rolls, bagels and cookies. There are also prepared salads and sandwiches available for purchase.

The on-site Brookhaven Lab Courtesy Van offers on-call, door-to-door service between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., 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 U.S. Post Office
  • Banking Services, including ATM machine locations
  • Maps & Directions: 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.

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.

Building 400

New Employee Orientation starts promptly Monday mornings at 8:30 am in the Research Support Building, Bldg. 400, located at 20 Brookhaven Avenue

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