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.

General Inquiries

For general HR inquiries, email  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 the email address above, below are the HR team members who will respond:

  • Bettina Brixner, HR Manager;, (510) 486-6930
    HR services, functions, and consultation including labor/employee relations, as well as performance management, compensation, staffing/recruitment, reduction-in-force activities, and HR policies
  • Sytha Chan, HR Division partner;, (510) 486-7974
    HR policy and procedure, reclassifications, performance management and employee relations
  • Rasool Yousufzai, senior recruiter;, (510) 486-5277
    All recruited hires (hires requiring a posting/search)
  • Laquita Bowie, 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.