• U.S. Department of Energy
  • Fermilab


Section Head:
Kay Van Vreede x3396

Deputy Head
Barbara Brooks x5021

Administrative Support Assistant:
Christine Johnson x3381

Facsimile 630-840-6654
Section Office WH15SW

Senior Safety Officer:
Dave Esterquest x4604


The Workforce Development and Resources Section provides vital services to Laboratory employees and users in support of the strategic business plan of Fermilab. In addition, WDRS strives to improve national science education through teacher, student, and public programs.

Departments and Services

Benefits - Tara Turner, Manager

  • Benefits Eligibility Schedule
  • Dental Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Retirement Planning
  • Retirement Savings [401(a) and 403(b)] plans

Children's Center - Patti Hendrick, Supervisor

  • Parent Handbook
  • Forms

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Kathy Burke Horton, On-site

  • Employee Resource Systems

Wellness - Jeanne Ecker

  • Fitness Center/Classes
  • Pool
  • Employee Clubs/Athletic Leagues

Compensation - Stacey Vassallo, Manager

  • Compensation Policies
  • Job Descriptions, Titles and Grades, R2A2's
  • Pay Ranges
  • Compensation FAQs
  • Compensation Forms

Diversity and Inclusion Office - Sandra Charles, Manager

  • Educational Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Education Office - Marge Bardeen, Manager

  • Guided Tours
  • Internships
  • Science Adventures
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Employee/Labor Relations - Juanita Frazier, Manager

  • Policies
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Human Resources Answer Book

Human Capital Management - Heather Sidman, Manager

  • FermiWorks
  • HRIS and Records

HR Partners - Heather Sidman, Manager

International Services - Stacy Vassallo, Manager

Professional and Organization Development Office - Barbara Brooks, Manager

  • Our Curriculum
  • Scheduled Courses
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • FRA Scholarship Program
  • University Chicago Tuition Remission Program
  • Training Center Classroom Reservations

Talent Acquisition Office (Employment) - Juanita Frazier, Manager

  • Career/Job Opportunities
  • Personnel Requisitions