Monday, October 03, 2005
ROGER SNODGRASS, email@example.com, Monitor Assistant Editor
Los Alamos National Laboratory announced last week that it would take steps to "constrain hiring" in the "near future."
The announcement was made to employees in a memo on Wednesday by laboratory Director Robert Kuckuck, who blamed tight budget projections over the next two years for the new policies.
A laboratory spokesman emphasized the plan was not a freeze.
"This is absolutely not a hiring freeze," said Kevin Roark of the LANL Public Affairs Office, but rather a measured response to the current budget uncertainties.