Lab Provided Benefits

Berkeley Lab offers vacation and sick accrual program to eligible employees. For more information, please visit the Vacation and Sick leave pages

MyFamily @ Berkeley Lab provides a centralized location for parents and others to find information on services related to children, youth, elders, pets, and self-care.


The Health Services Department has a professional staff of doctors and nurses providing emergency medical care, periodic health evaluations, education, counseling, and other services.

Through Berkeley Lab’s partnership with Bright Horizons, employees no longer have to miss work when their normal care arrangements are unavailable. Employees have access to a comprehensive national network of childcare centers and in-home providers for a child, adult, and elder back-up care needs.

Healthy & Well at LBNL is a centralized location for Lab staff to find support and resources to help build their health, wellness and well-being.

Eligible employees who qualify can use this leave for: caring for a family member with a serious health condition; bonding with a new child; military caregiver leave; or qualifying exigency leave.

Berkeley Lab offers a free shuttle bus throughout Berkeley. The Lab offers carpool connections. WageWorks Commuter Benefits enable Lab employees to save money by using pretax dollars to pay for their commuter expenses.

Laboratory employees are eligible for staff pricing at University of California, Berkeley events and facilities; discounts from most cellphone providers for their personal plans.

The Laboratory encourages career development. Laboratory-sponsored education and training programs are available on and off-site. Eligible employees may receive time off and tuition reimbursement for classes at one of the many universities and colleges nearby.

The Laboratory supports a broad program of recreational, cultural, and educational activities by special interest groups for the Employee Activities Association (EAA).

ERGs are groups of employees who join together based on shared characteristics or life experiences to provide fellowship, friendship, and support, enhance career and personal development and contribute to the organization’s vision and values.