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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Will Triad employee salaries be revealed?

As a Non-Profit LLC, will Triad employee salaries be revealed? 

"Nonprofits are required to submit their financial statements and other information -- including the salaries of directors, officers, and key employees...The IRS and nonprofits themselves are required to disclose the information on Form 990 to anyone who asks."

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019

LANL Salaries Severely Fallen Behind Market

I noticed that the salaries being disclosed for engineering and science positions have really fallen far behind the market the past several years. First, most "scientist" positions are advertised at the postdoc, 1 or 2 level and require very advanced skills and experience nevertheless. On the other hand, there are glorified system administrator jobs being filled at the 3/4 level. Scientist jobs at the 3/4 level ask for incredible credentials that would be VP or director level in the private sector, and pay 2x to 10x. They are literally looking for world-class talent for $119-200K. Seems ludicrous.

According to Paysa, LANL is ranked 245th in pay for similar companies and 13,718th in all companies.

I understand how they can get some obsessive nanoscience or chemistry postdoc to work there, but how many top engineers or scientists are going to take a 2x or more pay cut and put up with the clearance requirements just to work on the government's niche problems? Not many good ones I imagine.

How can they fill these positions that ask for world class expertise paying so far below market? Also, why isn't pay keeping up with market under the GOCO model?

Is weapons science leaving LANL?

Is weapons science leaving LANL and going to LLNL? Follow the money.

Monday, July 1, 2019


Should LLNS be awarded another contract after September 30, 2023, or will the NNSA favor a Triad like contractor model?

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Command and control

Does LLNS have a "command and control" leadership style and if so, does it complement or detract from its NNSA mission objective effectiveness compared to other leadership approaches? 

"How Command and Control as a Change Leadership Style Causes Transformational Change Efforts to Fail"

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