Please note the following from NNSA Administrator Linton Brooks:
TO: All LANL Employees
First let me thank all of you for your continued hard work and patience through the contract award process. It was a long time coming but I believe we have the best team in place and they are moving through transition in preparation for assuming management of the lab on June 1.
With transition ramping up I know many of you are looking forward to being able to make an informed decision about your future. NNSA in conjunction with LANL and Los Alamos National Security (LANS) have planned several opportunities for you to understand and compare the pension/benefit plans.
A three phase approach is planned for addressing new benefits at LANL. During the first phase several poster board meetings will be held to present the proposed new benefits. You, along with retirees and community members will be able to review and compare the plans and submit comments to the NNSA. Comments will be accepted on index cards during the briefings and by e-mail at:firstname.lastname@example.org. NNSA will collect and consolidate the comments and determine if the LANS pension/benefit plan is substantially equivalent to the UC plan.
The second phase will commence after the new benefits are approved. During this phase comprehensive briefings will be conducted by both LANS and UC so that you can compare the options that you have in great detail.
The third phase will run concurrently with the second and will consist of one-on-one counseling sessions provided by LANS and UC. The one-on-one sessions will provide an opportunity for you to get individualized answers to your specific questions and situation.
Please take the opportunity to inform yourself about the LANS pension/benefit plan so you can compare your options in great detail. I know this is important to you and will help you determine your path forward. I look forward to working with you in the future.
Linton Brooks NNSA Administrator
Public Affairs Office Los Alamos National Laboratory P.O. Box 1663, Mail Stop C177