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Human Resources

Berkeley Lab's Human Resources’ (HR) mission is to foster the recruitment, retention and development of exceptional scientific, engineering and operational talent to achieve Berkeley Lab’s mission.

General Inquiries

For general HR inquiries, email Life Sciences Human Resources at (replaces  Topics may include new hires, voluntary terminations, supervisor and effort changes, SPOT awards, employment verifications, as well as policy and procedure questions. You will receive a reply from the person who will be handling your request.

While you send your requests to, below are the HR team members who will respond:

Tracy Bigelow, senior HR Division partner; e-mail, tel. 486-6065
HR consultation, S&E hires/promotions, performance management and employee relations.

TBD, HR Division partner
HR policy and procedure, reclassifications, performance management and employee relations

Jeff Todd, senior recruiter; e-mail, tel. 486-5327
All recruited hires (hires requiring a posting/search)

Melissa Lee, Field support group member (HR assistant),
Status and effort changes, SPOT awards, and employment verifications.

Other Inquiries

Affiliates (guests) – Initiate/terminate an affiliate appointment or have questions? Email

Benefits? Go to the benefits webpage or email

Retirement—Initiate retirement or have questions about? Contact University of California Office of the President (UCOP) at (800) 888-8267.

The Berkeley Lab human resources website can be found here: