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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nuclear posture review

Anonymously contributed:

The long awaited Nuclear Posture Review was released today. The report and briefing slides are at;


http://www.defense.gov/npr/

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The NNSA lab Directors and their upper management teams are probably salivating over the thought of using the massive increases in lab funding to radically boost their salaries even higher.

The rest of you "worker bees" doing the real science... not so much.

Anonymous said...

Down boy! The salaries are set by contract and/or corporate policy - not the NNSA funding level. What you are suggesting would be illegal, and impossible to hide. Test your pet conspiracy theories somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

"Down boy! The salaries are set by contract and/or corporate policy.." (7:09 PM)

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Nice to see that LLNS upper management occasionally likes to posts to the blog.

Sorry to disagree, 7:09pm, but with the "success" of gaining gobs of new lab funding, the LLC corporate policy will likely be to substantial raise salaries of the upper management upwards. Of course, the LLC's "proprietary" label will keep all of this under wraps from the regular staff (just the way they like it!).

I would predict something along the following lines:

LLNL/LANL Directors:
~ $1 Million --> $2 Million per yr

PADs:
~ $600k --> $ 1 Million per yr

Everybody else below Div Leader:
Static - No Change.


It is also very telling to watch how at LANL the upper management team constructed the upcoming TCP1 salary contributions.

The cap for salary contributions ends at $245k. This means their Director, who makes around $1 million (at the moment), will only have to contribute a small portion of his total salary to pay for his future pension payout. The rest of his "shortfall" on his total $1 million salary will end up being supported by the contributions of all the regular staff!

You can rest assured that the executives who run LLNS and LANS are *not* working for the good of the regular staff. They're working to line their own pockets.

Anonymous said...

Down boy! The salaries are set by contract and/or corporate policy - not the NNSA funding level. What you are suggesting would be illegal, and impossible to hide. Test your pet conspiracy theories somewhere else.

April 8, 2010 7:09 PM

This guy is absolutely correct. The extra money will be put into the existing PBIs or creating new PBIs that can be easily met or even exceeded. A legal option to stuff more money into LANS executives pockets.

Anonymous said...

The [LANL] cap for salary contributions ends at $245k. This means their Director ... will only have to contribute a small portion of his total salary to pay for his future pension payout.

More likely what it really means is that anyone making over $245k at LANL is senior management covered by a separate retirement plan.

Anonymous said...

"More likely what it really means is that anyone making over $245k at LANL is senior management covered by a separate retirement plan."

April 11, 2010 12:03 PM


Nah, they'll all be dipping out of the same TCP1 asset bucket in the future, just like all the general employees.

Only now the employees will be putting in an extra dose into this asset bucket with their lab salaries... just to help cover for the senior management team who are putting in far less than what that should be!

The NNSA's for-profit LLC scheme is sorta like a Mafia racket. Anastasio is the god-father and Bechtel is the "cover" company.

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