date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:22:49 -0400
from: "Bamzai, Anjuli" <Anjuli.BamzaiatXYZxyzence.doe.gov>
subject: RE: Sent on behalf of Jerry Elwood, Acting Associate Director of
to: "Phil Jones" <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>, "Carlson-Brown, Karen" <Karen.Carlson-BrownatXYZxyzence.doe.gov>
I had no idea Chicago had questions about how UK university staff are paid. I have not been
asked to provide any clarifications or additional info.
We are getting close to end of FY (sept 30) and I hope everything gets resolved by then...
From: Phil Jones [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2007 10:54 AM
To: Carlson-Brown, Karen; Bamzai, Anjuli
Subject: Re: Sent on behalf of Jerry Elwood, Acting Associate Director of Science for BER
Dear Anjuli and Karen,
I have written an abstract for what I think of as the current project.
I cannot submit this as the renewal is still being dealt with by the Chicago office.
There seems to be an inordinate delay in getting it approved. I and
someone from the University Registry have been in touch with
someone in Chicago, but it is still not settled.
It was supposed to start on May 1, 2007, but was delayed by your
CR. Discussions now seem to be about how in the UK University
system staff are paid - this differs from the US. This hasn't been
a problem before, but seems the stumbling block now. The timing hasn't
been helped by holiday breaks during July and August.
I am still working on the assumption that it will be approved at
some point. I will be coming to the meeting in Indianapolis, the week after next,
but have had to pay for the flights from somewhere else - which I'll
reimburse when it comes through. I have had to move the staff to
get paid from elsewhere, which hasn't caused problems yet,
but it will soon, if the issue isn't resolved by October.
At 19:54 28/08/2007, you wrote:
Dear BER Investigator,
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The Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) has developed a database
system designed to provide a summary of BER's research to the public. The initial
content will be descriptions of all projects that are currently active. This initial
phase will require your providing an abstract for your current project, and this
information will be maintained for the duration of your project period. When the
project is renewed or when you receive a new award, you will then be required to provide
new information. This system will complement, not replace the RIMS system. You will
still be required to submit progress reports via the RIMS system.
You have been assigned a user name by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information
(OSTI), who is operating the system for BER. Username consists of LastNameFirstInitial
(for example, smitha, johnsonb, millerc). Passwords will not be required for submitting
an abstract. The URL for the system is http://www.osti.gov/oberabstractsadmin/.
Once at the site, enter your username (leave password field empty) and click Logon.
Find your project by entering information in one or more of the fields provided and
click Search. A results list will be returned. Select the appropriate project from the
list and click the Submit Abstract link to the right. Paste the abstract text into the
box provided and click on Submit. You will receive a confirmation message that the edit
was successful. You may submit abstracts for additional projects, if applicable. Once
you have completed the submission, click on Logout. If you encounter technical
difficulties with the system, please contact Lorrie Johnson (865-576-1157).
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in building this system. For questions
relating to this system, please contact the appropriate division program assistant:
Climate Change Research - Karen Carlson-Brown (301-903-3338), Life & Medical Sciences
- Joanne Corcoran (301-903-6488), or Environmental Remediation Research - Kim
Jerry W. Elwood
Acting Associate Director of Science
for Biological and Environmental Research
Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk
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