Construction for the city's sewer project will continue on
Salk Institute Road and La Jolla Village Drive from La Jolla
Scenic Drive to Expedition Way through Friday, December 19.
During this time, there will be one lane of traffic in each
direction in both of these areas. Construction work will be
suspended from Wednesday, December 24 to Thursday, January
Enroll for Transit Benefit
Benefits Administration would like to remind employees of
The Scripps Research Insitute about the Transit Benefit Account,
which allows you to reduce your taxable income by purchasing
eligible transportation fares through a pre-tax payroll deduction
of up to $100 per month. Eligible expenses include bus fares,
commuter van fares, and commuter railroad fairs (Coaster).
To participate, you must receive a taxable paycheck from Scripps
Research and be a benefit-eligible member of the scientific
and support staff or a research associate working at least
20 hours per week. For more information, see the Transit
Information Sheet and the Enrollment
Form. Those with questions should contact Benefits, x49212
Tuition Reimbursement Deadline Is January 31
Tuition reimbursement requests for courses completed
during the 2003 calendar year must be received in Human Resources
by January 31, 2004 at 5 PM. No requests will be accepted
after this date. Scripps Research will reimburse eligible
employees up to $2,500 for courses completed in 2003 that
have met all of the requirements for this benefit. The tuition
reimbursement form, which lists all of the information required,
is available on the Scripps Research website at http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/forms/tuition.pdf.
Contact Lisa Barker, x4-9212, with questions.
Institutional Biosafety Committee Meeting Scheduled
The next meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee
will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2003 in the Tennis
Court Room of the Faculty Club, Building 3300 at 2:30 P.M.
To receive IBC consideration at the next meeting, please submit
your completed registration documents to EH&S at firstname.lastname@example.org,
by December 19, 2003.
Winter Break for News&Views
News&Views will not be published on December 29
and January 5 due to the winter holidays. The next issue will
be published by Monday, January 12.
ScrippsAssists Helps Seniors
This week ScrippsAssists, the volunteer club for Scripps employees,
finished its drive to prepare holiday baskets to be distributed
to senior citizens in the mid-city area. More than 20 volunteers
helped assemble the baskets, which included handmade cards
prepared by children from the Gluck Child Care Center. This
year, more than $2,000 was collected in donations for the
project. Photo by Jason S. Bardi.
Fall Craft Fair Draws Crowd
The fall craft fair, which featured hand-crafted items by
Scripps Research employees, was one of the largest ever. Photo
by Jason S. Bardi.