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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

UC opening for Lab 'Management'

UC opening for Lab 'Management'

Frank Munger had this item from a few days ago.

Darling was reported to be very close to Atkinson, both at UCSD and UCOP, but did not appear to be as near and dear to the present UCOP leadership. Some may recall his involvment in 'managing' the LANL interactions with Congress a few years ago.


"Bruce Darling named NAS executive officer

Bruce B. Darling, currently vice president for laboratory management at the University of California, has been named the new executive officer of the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council.

"His transition from the university to NAS will occur over the next several months," the NAS announcement said. "He will succeed E. William Colglazier, who now serves as science and technology adviser at the U.S. Department of State."

Posted by Frank Munger

16 comments:

scooby said...

Here are the comments I brought in from "suggestions". I normally dont do that. The post was made on 1/29 but I did not get the chance to post it until today.

Anonymous said...

"in 'managing' the LANL interactions with Congress a few years ago."

Was he the guy that when asked "is
there is anything at LANL that cannot be done elswhere and it would be hard to close down LANL" told the congressman that it would cost several million dollars to move everything out of Los Alamos? I remember the congressman seemed very confused by the answer.
January 29, 2012 8:29 PM
Anonymous said...

In F & I @ LLNL we are being forced to fill out "Bio Sheets" which are nothing more than resumes and you must include a up to date photo! The question of the day is this being done other places at the lab? What's anyone's comments on this action?
January 30, 2012 6:41 PM
Anonymous said...

What's F&I???
January 30, 2012 7:17 PM
Anonymous said...

@ LLNL we are being forced to fill out "Bio Sheets"

January 30, 2012 6:41 PM

"Forced"?? By what? Threat of death? For Christ's sake, why don't you just punch them in the face and walk out? Wussies.
January 30, 2012 7:17 PM
Anonymous said...

@ LLNL we are being forced to fill out "Bio Sheets"

January 30, 2012 6:41 PM

Anonymous said...

Millions to close. Billions to keep open . What's so hard about that math?

Anonymous said...

THE REASON YOU ARE BEING FORCED TO FILL OUT BIO SHEET AND HAVE A PHOTO TAKEN IS BECAUSE LLNS (RECHTEL) IS GETTING READY TO DO AWAY WITH THE 300 SERIES; IF YOU HAVE A DEGREE YOU WILL BE MADE A 249; NO DEGREE BACK TO BEING A 500 WITH A PAY CUT TO FOLLOW. NOTE LLNS ADDED A NEW SECTION IN THE PPM MANUAL FOR DEMOTIONS. AND YES THIS IS BEING DONE LAB WIDE.

Anonymous said...

So January 31, 2012 6:45 PM

Where did you come up with this information? Seems a little radical don't you think? Besides all classifacations are having to fill out a Bio!

Anonymous said...

Maybe a soft landing spot for a recently retired executive? George or Mike?

Anonymous said...

January 31, 2012 6:45 PM

Are you so new to blogs that you haven't yet learned that all caps is equivalent shouting?? Please refrain, it just makes you look stupid. Turn off your caps lock and calm down. Or, keep it up, if you want people to just scroll past you.

Anonymous said...

Scooby removed an important communication from someone from Livermore indicating that several nuclear weapon managers from Livermore were being transferred to LANS. Could someone please provide information on this, e.g., why, who, when?

Anonymous said...

Scooby has a bad habit of editing.

Anonymous said...

"Editing" no. Random censorship, yes. If there is an actual agenda, it's a weird one.

scooby said...

Dude!
I am trying to keep up with the blog and my efforts are not perfect.
If you want to help maintain the blog, please let me know; if not, dont let the door hit you in the...

Anonymous said...

UCOP did not appreciate the negative publicity that fell on them for the way that they conducted the LANL Director search. The LLNL one looks like it was completed in a much better form. This departure may be part of that fall out.

Anonymous said...

Dude!
I am trying to keep up with the blog and my efforts are not perfect.
If you want to help maintain the blog, please let me know; if not, dont let the door hit you in the...

February 3, 2012 10:36 AM

"Trying to keep up" is not the same as "deleting posts for no reason". That you end every response to a complaint with a "don't let the door hit you" comment means you are not really enjoying this. What's your solution? It seems obvious to everyone but you. Dude.

Anonymous said...

Breathe everyone breathe. I know we're all frustrated working at what used to be great institutions. Let's get back on track trying to help each other out through this "mess". As Rodney King said "can, can, can, we all get along"?

Also, give Snoopy a break, he's trying to do the "right thing".

Anonymous said...

Sorry Scooby, I get you confused with Snoopy, both upstanding cartoon characters.

Anonymous said...

As much as we like to see a conspiracy where ever we look, perhaps Darling took the job at NAS because it would be a break from haggling with NNSA and Bechtel. You know, get back to seeing some basic science done with a few less IWS and Web classes needed every step of the way.

As to the side thread that opened up here about Bio Sheets, not happening in my neck of the woods. Have not heard of the 300 series class being eliminated, just think of the overtime charges that might be incurred if that move were made.

Anonymous said...

My understanding of the "Bio Sheet" resume thing is that apparently some areas of the lab elevated people to 300 series titles when in fact they were not deserving of such. The resume (and I hear an oral presentation) were to see if a person was qualified to hold that title. Many years ago when the lab was losing desktop support people left and right SND charged ahead and re-classed a lot of folks to get them a higher pay in order to keep them. It was argued by some that a number of the people who were re-classed were not deserving. The IT world was booming and that was a necessary ploy in the minds of some, to keep people on board.

I have not heard that the 300 series was being eliminated.

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