Visit the Lab's Benefits Site / Benefits for more information. For general questions, please email

Career and Term (Non-Represented) Benefits

These are general benefits provided to all Career and Term non-represented employees. For represented employees, their benefits may be governed by their collective bargaining unit/contract.

  • Medical - Broad choices of providers including PPOs and HMOs

  • Dental - Delta Dental PPO or Delta Dental HMO

  • Vision - VSP

  • Paid Parental Leave - Up to 4 Weeks of Paid Leave

  • Retirement - Pension Choice or Savings Choice

  • Vacation Leave - You can earn vacation accrual based on years of qualifying service, current appointment type, and number of hours on pay status

  • Sick Leave - You can accrue 12 days per year

Career/Term (Non-Represented) Retirement Benefits

If you are interested in Pension Choice as your retirement plan, you can check out additional resources here.

Checkout the Lab Events Calendar for Fidelity Finance Education Workshops held monthly in the Cafeteria (Pers Hall)

Postdoctoral Scholars Resources & Benefits

  • Postdoc Resources

    • Postdoc Orientation - All new Postdocs are highly encouraged to attend. Orientation is presented by the Postdoc Program Manager, Berkeley Lab Postdoc Association, and your UAW Union Representatives. Guest speakers attend to introduce the various Lab resources and give Postdocs a strong overview of the professional development opportunities and benefits available to the Postdoc Scholars.

    • Seminars & Workshops

    • Online Subscriptions

    • Postdoc Association - An organization run by and for postdocs and early career scientists working at the lab.

  • Gallagher - Benefits

    • Medical - Health Net HMO or PPO

    • Dental - Health Net DHMO or Principal Point of Service

    • Vision - Health Net PPO

    • Paid Parental Leave - Up to 4 Weeks of Paid Leave

    • Retirement - UC Defined Contribution Safe Harbor Plan

    • PTO - You receive 24 days PTO on Oct 1 of each year. Does not carry over.

Sick Leave - You receive 12 sick days on Oct 1 of each year

Additional Benefits Resources

  • TicketsatWork - Enroll using the code “BerkeleyLab2014”

      • A free discount program that provides savings on name brands and local experiences such as theme parks and car and hotel rentals.

  • Personal Cellular Service Plans - AT&T Wireless and Verizon Wireless offer Lab employees personal cellular service plans and accessories at a discounted rate.