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Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 evaluation plans posted

2012 evaluation plans posted and LLNL plan is 26 pages, LANL plan is 92!!

There is lots of reading in here, but the real meat in the meal is when the scores are known.


Anonymous said...

Looks like LANS is losing $300,000 for failing to deliver the NMSSUP Projects. Wahh, wahh, wahh,...

Anonymous said...

Looks like LANS is losing $300,000 for failing to deliver the NMSSUP Projects. Wahh, wahh, wahh,...

November 30, 2012 6:00 AM

NNSA (U.S. taxpayers) still got screwed on this. While we won't pay the $300K, we got a bill for $41M (current estimate, may have already gone up) from LANS to "finish the project". So much for these failed Performance Evaluation Plans (PEPs) which were supposed to fix the Labs!

Anonymous said...

Well because of NIF, 900k worth of incentive fees went down the drain. You know what that means. Several pounds of flesh will need to be extracted. And they need to go right to the source of the failure... the non-NIF employees at the lab.

But I bet the lab as a whole will score very highly. You know.. all the national labs always score in the top 10 percentile amongst themselves. And certaintly they are all above-average high-performers. In fact, nobody scores below the top 10 percentile. Top management also receive envelopes of pixie dust and a visit from a unicorn as part of the reward for their performance.

Anonymous said...

These performance evaluation plans need to have zero-out triggers, that can eliminate any positive accomplishments if certain adverse events occur. These labs need to be incentivized so that the well-performing parts of the lab will put pressure on those badly performing ones, even driving out the bad apples themselves, than waiting for retirement to kick in.

Anonymous said...

It is good to be king.

Anonymous said...

I'm still mystified how LANS management could blow through almost a quarter billion dollars on the broken security system at TA-55 and have little to show for it. The project managers had several years to see that the project wasn't accomplishing what it was suppose to deliver. You have to really try hard to burn up money like that!

Anonymous said...

Not to worry. It's the fault of the employees that the security system didn't work. They'll get what's coming to them. But the management will still get their envelopes of pixie dust and the unicorn visit. That's what's important.

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