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Friday, March 13, 2009

Who is next?

As LLNS is approaching its two year point, which senior manager will be next to announce he/she is deserting this sinking ship?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you did not see the e-mail from Liedle announcing Allen Macenski is moving on? Or were you thinking of the next person, John Doesburg, that is likely to go?

Anonymous said...

JD or SL

If you rented a house here and left your family at home, it's a good sign you have no intention of staying.

Anonymous said...

When will PH and her husband go? They should never have come.

Anonymous said...

I don't know of many senior managers leaving, other than Cherry Murray. Instead, some of the highest ranked project leaders in Global Security (worth several million dollars a year each on WFO projects) are leaving over the next couple of months. We'd be happy to shed the useless managers, but the loss of brainpower and technical reputation with these individuals is irreparable. Not to mention the tax dollars they generated. I thought the low point was the layoff, but it only gets bleaker, with each smart person we lose.

Anonymous said...

OK, I'll bite.

The LANL blog commentary kept up a drum roll on this topic running up to LANS' two year anniversary. There was no mass departure (of ULM) there, and I'm doubtful there will be one here, either.

Anonymous said...

With CM and KV leaving, we are up to about 9 senior managers who couldn't even fulfill their 2 year promise to LLNS. Guess they didn't pick so well.

Anonymous said...

You're right, there will probably not be a mass rush; the key team members have been dropping out (or moving) slowly over time.

LLNS lost the original CAS key team member (cannot remember his name), then lab counsel Melissa Allain, then Pam Horning as head of Nuclear Ops, then Russ Miller as head of Security, then Dave Leary as AD for Ops & Business, then Steve Patterson as AD for Engineering, then Tammy Jernigan as head of HR (sorry, SHCM), now Cherry Murray as PAD for S&T, Allen Macenski for ESH&Q, and probably Doesburg as PAD for GS.

Anonymous said...

So who's bailing in Global Security?

Anonymous said...

The inability of LLNS to maintain the management it promised in its proposal should be reason to terminate its contract after two years.

Anonymous said...

Better question ... who in ULM needs to go so that we can restore hope in our future? If you could narrow it down to one or two key individuals, who would they be?

Anonymous said...

Ed Moses.

Anonymous said...

With all these Bechtelites leaving, are they being replaces with Bechtel or UC or career LLNL people?

Anonymous said...

To March 15, 2009 8:19 PM, The FY08award fee was reduced by more than a million dollars due the departure of key personnel within the first year (even though each signed a two year commitment). As identified in March 14, 2009 5:30 PM's comment, most were UC types that left, not Bechtelites. No other DOE contract has seen such a large percentage of key personnel departures within the first two years of the contract. Not sure it is a record we should be proud of.

Anonymous said...

KV was not identified in the contract as a key person. She had only a one year commitment - which she met. She'll be missed.

Anonymous said...

The highly ranked project leaders in GS are ranked high because they are managers. Look at how the ranking categories are defined and you will see that basically only managers fit the high ranks. So their high ranking means little. Non-manager contributors, with very few exceptions largely cannot attain the highest rankings (unless you become a manager). Pretty good set up for the management. By virtue of being a manager, you are ranked high, then rewarded with greater raises than the working non-managers. I believe Wall street has a similar system, enrich the managers regardless of performance.

Anonymous said...

GS has been so poorly run. I guess they forced out, lost, replaced (or whatever happened) S and Z leaders. From what I hear probably forced out. The folks there say they were doing a terrible job.

Anonymous said...

I thought GS was supposed to be the new cash cow for the Lab. When will they learn that the only thing the Lab brings to the table in WFO projects is the high cost of too many overpaid managers.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for JD to leave GS!

All he did was cause some good folks to leave.

Anonymous said...

Was MBW heading Z? Is she out now?

Anonymous said...

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/mar/19/dirty-bomb-expert-named-third-ut-ornl-governors-ch/?partner=RSS

Anonymous said...

I don't know about managers, but we are losing workers like children fleeing the rust-belt.

Anonymous said...

"I don't know about managers, but we are losing workers like children fleeing the rust-belt." - 9:17 PM

That's apparently the NNSA plan. It's called Complex Transformation and, by God, it's working!

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