Rubin supports an environment conducive to continuing training and development for all staff members. Rubin employees are encouraged to participate in appropriate training and education programs in the best interest of Rubin and the employee.
Each supervisor is responsible for guidance, training, and development of personnel and their skills within scope of work and their boundaries of responsibility. The appropriate approvals are required, as determined by each AURA site.
Rubin supports an environment conducive to continuing education for all staff members. While this program is available to all eligible staff members, staff members from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to take advantage of such areas of opportunity. The Center Director or a designee will approve tuition refunds.
The reimbursement policy may be found here: IX. AURA Employee Benefits Program
Financial support for Rubin Observatory comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Support Agreement No. 1202910, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded Rubin Observatory Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the the Rubin Observatory LSST Camera (LSSTCam) is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
NSF and DOE will continue to support Rubin Observatory in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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