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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

GAO report on whistleblower retaliation

GAO investigators to release a report on whistleblower retaliation by DOE and its contractors this Spring 2016 

http://www.abqjournal.com/740448/news/nm-news/nuclear-workers-say-they-were-retaliated-against-for-exposing-wrongdoing-2.html

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

“I’m awaiting the GAO’s full report,” Wyden said, “but the firing of Sandra Black under these circumstances demonstrates to me that the culture of retaliation against whistleblowers is regrettably alive and well at DOE.”

Anonymous said...

"but the firing of Sandra Black under these circumstances demonstrates to me that the culture of retaliation against whistleblowers is regrettably alive and well at DOE.”

I told you that it was the culture!, others are starting to see it as well, and you will to if you open your eyes. We saw it first with the LANL culture, but it is elsewhere in DOE. Think about about what do almost all the DOE labs have in common? Could it be scientists with Phds? What do Phds have in common...arrogance, what was the culture of LANL...arrogance. See where this leads. You can do the rest of the math to see where the problem and the solution lies. What is done by the DOE that cannot be done better and much cheaper elsewhere?

Anonymous said...

Culture, culture, culture. Blah, Blah, Blah. What are your academic credentials to be able to credibly talk about "culture"? Or are you using the term in its non-academic meaning, which is of course meaningless? Why not just say you hate The DOE/NNSA/LANL/LLNL entire system, and get it over with. Why try to dress your hate up with talk of "culture"?

Anonymous said...

Did this "hate" create the WIPP environmental disaster, the Sellers scandal, or the arc flash accident? What a fool or suck up you are.

Anonymous said...

"Culture". You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Anonymous said...

March 24, 2016 at 8:29 PM

= Broken record.

Anonymous said...

8:29 pm said "I told you that it was the culture!, others are starting to see it as well, and you will to if you open your eyes. We saw it first with the LANL culture, but it is elsewhere in DOE. Think about about what do almost all the DOE labs have in common? Could it be scientists with Phds?"

I am surprised he didn't add: See mommy, I told them it was culture! PhDs are baaaad!

What almost all DoE/NNSA labs have in common is Bechtel. The only one that doesn't have Bechtel is Sandia and it is thriving unlike those suffering under Bechtel. Bechtel doesn't want any of that PhD science crap. The big money is in pits and more pits. NIF is pretty good money, too. Whatever pays. That is where the problem is. The reason the government wanted Bechtel there is to get rid of the PhDs and put their jack boots on the throats of anyone who speaks up whether they have a PhD or not. The reason Bechtel wants to be there is because of the monopoly they have on the work and the ability to charge through the roof.

What all DoE labs have in common is DoE and despite many good people there, the method of handling the scientists goes back to the AES. Those PhDs questioning things had to be stopped. Oppenheimer had the audacity to question things so despite everything he did for the country, they got him. That is the management culture that pervades the complex. Science and scientists should question the world but their trying to find the truth isn't what is causing the problems.

Sorry you hate PhDs so much, 8:29, but do the problems come from the people doing science or those that drink the management koolaid and only happen to be PhDs?

Did you notice that Sandra Black's problems started after the corporate takeover? Universities certainly aren't perfect but they do have an interest in science and historically haven't been as willing to bend the truth as much as the corporate raiders. The science "culture" isn't the problem.

Anonymous said...

March 25, 2016 at 4:05 PM

good comment

Anonymous said...

"...problems started after the corporate takeover..."

OK, but who enables for profit contractors to successfully retaliate against their own employees? Their sponsors.

Anonymous said...

OK, but who enables for profit contractors to successfully retaliate against their own employees? Their sponsors.

March 26, 2016 at 9:20 AM

They didn't need to be "enabled." They were perfectly able to retaliate all by themselves, They just weren't stopped.

Anonymous said...

Hence the word "successful".

Anonymous said...

So "enable" is defined as not doing anything at all? Wow, that was easy!

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