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Monday, June 28, 2010


Contributed by thief:

As the screws are slowly turned on the federal budget....has anyone heard any decent layoff rumors recently?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It’s a Bumpy Ride to Private Management for Los Alamos, Livermore

He is back!

Anonymously contributed:

He's Back . . .
Never forget who lead the transition to the private contractor of the once great LLNL:

". . . There are so many people who ensured the transition went as smoothly as possible in a period of unprecedented change for our Laboratory. Thanks go not only to my team and the many employees who supported them, but also to the team at the University of California Office of the President who worked closely with us throughout the transition to sort through benefits, contracts, communications and legal issues and to the Laboratory Site Office who helped identify and resolve issues dealing with changing from a public to a private entity. And of course I am forever grateful to have had the pleasure of working with Tom Gioconda and his LLNS transition team, which led us to the finish line.

Transitioning a contract that has been in place for 55 years is a very challenging task at best and I can't imagine what it would have been like without Tom at the helm.My deepest appreciation goes to my team, which worked many, many long, hard hours for 18 months identifying, debating and resolving every detail needed to ensure a smooth transition. I'm proud to have worked with the Laboratory's communication team who created multiple communication venues and documented, recorded and shared our progress with the workforce, providing factual information as quickly as it became available."

What other goodies does Tom have up his sleeve? Bring back the "transitioner" I say we bring back the Blog!!!

More of the same?

Anonymously contributed:

After three years of stunning leadership, Steve Liedle exits stage left.
But don't worry folks, the universe will be balanced.
He is being replaced by Tom Gioconda, also of Bechtel.

Hopefully, the words of the Who won't be valid:

"Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss"

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

former 200s: Do you agree with your new job classification?

The poll shows 13 YES and 25 NO.
The question is: did or is any of the 25 who said no are going to do something about it?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NIF Landscape Manager.

Anonymously contributed:

If you peruse the job openings you may find this one:

Posting Title: NIF Landscape Manager
Job #: 009061

It is only a 50% time job, but I don't think the boys in B111 have a Landscape
Manager. If NIF doesn't work, they'll look good while going down.

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