Thursday, August 25, 2005
August 25, 2005
Marquez speaks to state committees at Fuller Lodge
Associate Laboratory Director for Administration (ADA) Richard Marquez told state legislators Wednesday in Los Alamos that the Laboratory is committed to addressing employee issues while also continuing to meet its programmatic missions.
At a joint meeting of the state Information Technology Oversight and Legislative Laboratory Oversight committees in Fuller Lodge, Marquez said Laboratory Director Bob Kuckuck understands that employees are concerned about the state of the Lab given the contract competition for management of Los Alamos as well as residual concerns about the suspension of Laboratory operations. He said Kuckuck “has taken it upon himself to bring an era of calm to the frenetic pace of activities at the Lab.”
Speaking of "comic", that describes these "oversight" hearings, which only had substance when the California Legislature was present, which of course was in a position to threaten the UC budget and therefore to demand some answers. The New Mexico Legislature has no "clout" over the Lab budget so this is a poor sham, and should be eliminated. Or, at least, it should be funded out of Public Relations. But then of course Nick Salazar, who is always at these hearings, is paid by PR, and it shows.
Not even a good show.