Berkeley Lab

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.

Routine Requests and Inquiries

For routine HR requests and inquiries, email This alias email is intended to be a more effective method of tracking, processing, and managing HR actions. Topics may include percentage of time changes, supervisor changes, organizational code changes, employee transfers within the division, verification of employment letters, effort changes, and other routine requests and inquiries.

If you have any non-routine concerns or issues, please contact the appropriate HR team member:

  • Sytha Chan, HR Division Partner;, tel. (510) 486-4669
    HR policy and procedure, reclassification, promotions, non-recruited hires.
  • Jay Reloj, Recruiter;, tel. (510) 486-4765 
    All recruited hires (hires requiring a posting/search)
  • Laquita Bowie, Field support group member (HR assistant),
    Status and effort changes, SPOT awards, and employment verification.

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.