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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

  • Human Resources

    Human Resources

    Human Resource Services manages and administers compensation programs for all employees, maintains all employee records and processes all employee visa actions.

  • Users Office

    Users Office

    The Users Office is the first stop of most users on-site. We process requests for Fermilab ID badges for site access, and for Fermilab computing privileges. We also provide information about Lab procedures and policies, system, and local resources.

  • Visa Office

    Visa Office

    The Visa Office provides U.S. immigration-related services or assistance to non-U.S. citizen employees and users at Fermilab, and serves as an expert resource to administration and management on matters relating to non-U.S. citizens at the Lab. Our Offices are in Wilson Hall, 1st Floor, West Side.

  • Prof. Development

    Prof. Development

    The Office for Professional & Organization Development is a resource of continuous learning for all Fermilab employees. We provide learning programs and services that assist employees in their job performance, career development, and professional growth. We are dedicated to providing our customers with program excellence and exceptional service.

  • Diversity/EEO/EAP

    Our goal is to provide an environment where we leverage the best local, national, and international talent to contribute to our research and our innovations. Everyone is encouraged to participate fully, grow professionally, and reach their highest potential.

  • Children's Center

    Children's Center

    The philosophy of The Children's Center is to promote the social, academic, emotional, and physical development of each child while taking into account his/her level of interest and ability.

  • Recreation

    Welcome to the Fermilab Recreation Department, an office of Workforce Development and Resources Section. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of recreation, fitness and wellness programs that encourage employees, users, visitors and contractors to live balanced and healthy lives.

  • Careers / Job Opps

    Careers / Job Opps

    Fermilab works as the world's leading particle physics lab because of people power - the people who work at Fermilab, the people who make it a community as well as a research institution.

  • Arts & Performance

    Arts & Performance

    The mission of the Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series is to celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of Fermilab by actively fostering an appreciation of science and the performing arts in neighboring communities.

  • Education

    Strengthening primary and secondary school education by using Lab resources in support of the research mission of Fermilab, and to improve national science education through teacher, student, and public programs.


The Workforce Development and Resources Section provides vital services to Laboratory employees and users to support the research mission of Fermilab and to improve national science education through teacher, student, and public programs.

News & Updates

  • 7.21.14
  • Fermilab Spot Award Program
  • On your mark, get set, go! The Fermilab Spot Award Program is up and running. Nominate your peers and staff for their positive contributions to the Lab. After a brief review by the HR Partner and Supervisor, all nominees will receive a lapel pin and will be eligible to receive a $25 Target gift card. Please contact Heather Sidman, HR Partner for WDRS, with any questions about the program at hsidman@fnal.gov or x3326.


Not Sure Who to Contact?

Please see Who Does What in HR? A directory of all functions and personnel.


Exceptional Performance Recognition Awards
Microsoft Word PDF

Reward & Recognition Award Program FermiWorks

SPOT Award Nomination Form

HR Feedback/Comments

To make a suggestion:
WDRS Suggestion Box

To give feedback on customer service provided by an HR staff member:
HR Customer Satisfaction Survey

Can't get your issue resolved?
Contact Kay Van Vreede at: x3396, mail station 107 or vanvreed@fnal.gov.

HR FY14 Report
HR FY14 Report

Learn about all of the services that WDRS provided in FY14 in the section's new report.



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