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The latest edition of Sandia Lab News is published online biweekly. Issues from the past 25 years are available online.

Sandia’s flagship publication goes all digital

After a 72-year run as a print publication, Sandia Lab News retired its paper format in December 2020 and became a completely digital publication, offering a cost savings to the Labs of more than $75,000 annually. Since the end of the print format, the Lab News external email subscription list has grown to more than 5,600, exceeding the number of external recipients of the print edition at final production. Online, Lab News has had more than 500,000 average monthly views in 2021. (3000)

New Manager Bootcamp program

Sandia designed and implemented its New Manager Bootcamp program based on the results of a needs assessment conducted with more than 100 new managers, senior managers and human resources business partners. The program focuses on developing critical skills that correspond to Sandia’s new leadership competencies to enable a successful transition into leadership positions and uses the Harvard ManageMentor library of resources. The program is in high demand and received positive feedback from new managers. (3000)

New medical plan and HSA choice for employees

In response to last year’s Labswide employee benefits preference survey results, a team designed, implemented and communicated a new medical plan option that enables employees to save for future medical costs in a health savings account, including retiree medical expenses. About 34% of employees selected the new plan option during 2022 Open Enrollment. (3000)

Sandia claimed top public relations award

The New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America recognized the Sandia Labs’ 70th Anniversary Campaign with top honors as Best of Show at the virtual Cumbre Awards on Nov. 19, 2020. The annual NMPRSA Cumbre Awards celebrate New Mexico’s communications professionals and their outstanding public relations campaigns and tactics. The anniversary campaign was recognized nationally with top honors from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, PR Daily, Communications Concepts Inc. and the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. (3000)