Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Director to speak to work force on Monday

From today's LANL NewsBulletin:

October 19, 2005

Laboratory Director Bob Kuckuck will speak to Laboratory employees next Monday morning, Oct. 24, in the Administration Building Auditorium at Technical Area 3.

In the 10:30 a.m. talk, Kuckuck will discuss how Laboratory employees' exceptional efforts in 2005 are helping him change the perception of the Laboratory; what Lab workers are doing together to create a better place to work; and why he believes the future of the Laboratory is a bright one.

Employees who have L and Q badges can attend the talk in the auditorium. Standard escorting rules are in effect for all other badgeholders. The talk will be broadcast live on LABNET Channel 9 and on desktop computers through Real Media and IPTV technology.

Comments:
On the one hand, my mind is semi-boggled at this announcement for what appears to be a forthcoming "happy happy all is well" presentation. On the other hand, I must admit to being somewhat impressed by the not-half-lame gamesmanship demonstrated by UC in deciding to have Kuckuck do this, because according to all I've seen and heard about the bidding efforts, the "storefronts", and the general impression given by the two competing LLCs, UC doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell of winning the contract.
 
I would appreciate it if someone could send me a synopsis of the talk.

Thanks,

--Doug
 
So, Big Deal - It was a pep talk with old news. Who cares. The UC puppets days are numbered.
 
Thanks for the (very brief) synopsis.

-Doug
 
Did not see all of it, but the VG on the projected weapons budget was interesting. I could not see the VG clearly on my computer screen, but it looked like a -20% over the next 5 years (need to verify that's what was on the VG).

The Director presented that when discussing why he implemented the new hiring process. He said that attrition was the only thing the Lab had direct control over to deal with budget uncertainties, e.g., CR this year, projected budget, GRT to be paid by new contractor, award fee, estimated 100-200 people new contractor might bring to the Lab.
 
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