Berkeley Lab uses keys or the electronic Access Control System for building or room access. The access control system is used for exterior perimeter doors to most buildings, as well as some individual labs, offices, and equipment. The access system is linked to the Berkeley Lab HR System and is updated with the employee or affiliate’s current appointment status at the Laboratory. If a staff member’s Laboratory appointment end date has expired, their access will be suspended.
Berkeley Lab’s automated access control system is a decentralized access permission control structure managed by each Division or major program via Security Access Managers (SAM). SAMs determine staff access needs and appropriately approve or deny requests for access to each location for which they are an authorizer. This process provides each division or major program the ability to discretely control access permission to its respective area(s).
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