ORS News2Use

The ORS News2Use newsletter is published quarterly by the Office of Research Services (ORS), providing pertinent information and updates about ORS services to the NIH community.
Fall 2018
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11/19/2018The Building 31 Conference Center has served the NIH well for 50 years but has not received any significant updates and is showing its age and inadequacies. The original building opened in 1962 and the construction on the C Wing began in 1967.
First NIH Conference Center to receive Facelift
After 50 Years, First NIH Conference Center to receive FaceliftNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018The Office of Research Services (ORS) is comprised of a diverse portfolio of services that support the NIH mission. In this section — I AM ORS, we showcase the exceptional employees behind these vital programs.
I am ORS Fall 2018November 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018The Office of Research Services is proud to share a few accomplishments from 2017 that demonstrate our successes and the ways we partner with the NIH research community to advance human health.
Annual Report 2017 - Key TakeawaysNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018What makes a work life champion? The answer might surprise you.   
Dr. Judith Walters
NIH Champion Provides Her Perspective on Work-Life BalanceNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS) is pleased to announce the introduction of speed radar signs on campus after hearing increased concerns from the NIH community over the last several months regarding speeding.
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Speed Signs Help Improve Pedestrian SafetyNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018DIS Unable to Issue Checks for Immigration Petitions & Applications Until November 30th
International Services UpdateNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018The NIH Library provides access to a wealth of online information resources to help NIH staff conduct their research more effectively and efficiently
NIH Library Information Resources
NIH Library Information Resources Available from Your DesktopNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018This important initiative will affect all radiation workers at the NIH's Bethesda campus, but it's useful information for all employees to know.  Were you aware that over 600 individuals receive a personnel dosimeter
Does Your Job Require a Personnel Dosimeter?November 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018Did you know the NIH is recognized as a leader among federal agencies in providing work-life resources and programs to all members of its workforce? 
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First Annual WorkLife@NIH Information FairNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018The Division of International Services (DIS) welcomed the fall season with its Annual Staff Training on October 30th and October 31st. The two-day event was a valuable opportunity for staff members to participate in holistic office training that covered a
International Services Annual TrainingNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018Great turnout from ORS divisions                                                                    
Highlights from ORS Participation in the 2018 NIH Research FestivalNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018
11/19/2018DO’s and DON’Ts Safe Disposal of Needles and Other Sharps Used At Home, At Work, or While Traveling
DO’s and DON’Ts - Safe Needle and Other Sharps DisposalNovember 19, 2018Fall 2018

Did You Know?
In 2017...
  • ORS Coordinated NIH’s Take Your Child to Work Day with 3,936 registered students and 173 unique activities.
  • There were over 5,500 employees enrolled in the NIH Transhare Program.
  • Over 1,123 lab safety surveys were conducted.
  • Over 546,000 people were transported on the NIH shuttles.
The NIH Evening Speakers Toastmasters Club

The NIH Evening Speakers Toastmasters Club provides a friendly environment for anyone who would like to improve their confidence, public speaking and leadership skills. The club meets every Friday from 12 noon to 1 pm at the National Library of Medicine in Conference Room B on the second floor (Building 38). They are a club open to NIH employees and contractors. The club has been in existence since 1969, and was co-founded by Padman Sarma and other fellow charter members. For more information, please contact the club President, Joy Jackson, at jacksjoy@mail.nih.gov or 301-827-8473.

NIH provides its workforce with a full service Employee Assistance Program (EAP), staffed by professionals with licensure and certification in workplace wellness and behavioral health. EAP is free to all employees and their immediate family members. More »

At ORS, our goal is to find solutions to our customers’ needs. This year, we continue to improve our processes, focusing on engagement and responsive action. Our Escalation Procedures Page will empower our customers to manage their relationship with us at their convenience.