Friday, March 10, 2006

New org chart?

Submitted by Anonymous:
[Update: the chart can be found here. --Doug]

Just curious, does anyone have a copy of the "LANS Proposed
Org Structure" that was presented by Anastasio yesterday?
I am unable to access it from my home computer.

If someone wants to send me a copy, I'll post it here.

Well, obviously they are oblivious to past experience. The LANSCE model that combines operations and science is currently successful, whereas the older model (separate divisions for operations and science) was not successful. So we are going back to the unsuccessful model! How stupid...
Seems to me that we are starting to get extraordinarily top heavy.(again) Now up to 18 ADs. Surely they will all need a staff now with deputies, etc. They are already making appointments to Div Ldr slots. Marquez still comes out smelling like a rose. After we pay the top salaries I wonder how much budget will be left to do work. Same monkeys different trees.
Looks like the LLNL Org Chart on steroids.
CCN-1 through CCN-5 are going to be under the Associate Director, Theory, Simulation and Computation. The new org name for the above groups is Computing, Telecom and Networks. CCN 4 and 5 I can probably understand but Desktop Computing Support? Someone sure lobbied hard for that one. Alan Bishop is the AD.
The new org chart is indicative of the "to the winner goes the spoils" way of rewarding people, as if there were some sort of "battle" between UC/Bechtel and Lockmart. It's a very poor way of assigning responsibilites because it leaves out highly respected individuals who were "on the other side". And it rewards too many incompetents.

The cost of this management structure will be enormous and is an example of the worst from private industry. And sadly, because this is private industry, salaries will never again be public information.
The "pigs" on the new LANS farm will be fed very well, indeed...

Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without
making the animals themselves any richer-except, of course, for
the pigs and the dogs. Perhaps this was partly because there were
so many pigs and so many dogs. It was not that these creatures
did not work, after their fashion. There was, as Squealer was
never tired of explaining, endless work in the supervision and
organisation of the farm. Much of this work was of a kind that
the other animals were too ignorant to understand. For example,
Squealer told them that the pigs had to expend enormous labours
every day upon mysterious things called "files," "reports,"
"minutes," and "memoranda." These were large sheets of paper
which had to be closely covered with writing, and as soon as
they were so covered, they were burnt in the furnace. This was
of the highest importance for the welfare of the farm, Squealer
said. But still, neither pigs nor dogs produced any food by
their own labour; and there were very many of them, and their
appetites were always good. (G. Orwell - Animal Farm, Ch. 10)
Do take note that every one of the "fantasy four" are AD's or higher. I'll be you never thought your masters were going to be from LLNL. I guess it pays to do a little butt sniffing, on those at the top. I wish them luck in their endeavor. I just hope like hell that they have to work very long hours and seven days a weeks for their millions of dollars. Only then will I feel as if they are earning their keep. After all, they've been on vacation for the first 20- 30 years, now its time for DOE to get their money's worth. Give them hell.
Management at LANL:

1 Director, 1 Deputy Director, 3 PADs, 15 AD's, 57 division leaders, 57 deputy division leaders for a total of 134. Then there's LDRD, STB, Science Program Office, Tech Transfer, Lanl Institutes, Chief Information Advisor and Chief Information Officer (why do we need both?). Audits and Ethics Director, Community Program Office, Chief Prime Contract, EEO, Ombudsmen, Executive Director, Executive Office Manager, Chief Security Officer, Chief Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, National Security Officer, and Communications and Government Affairs Director for a grand total of 153 PAPER PUSHERS. And then there's the 57 chiefs of staff to help out the 57 divisions understand the rules and regulatoins. Now we're up to 210 PAPER PUSHERS.

If the average salary is 150K (probably low), these 210 PAPER PUSHERS will cost the tax payers over 31 MILLION dollars annually. If the average salary is closer to 200K, the total becomes 42 MILLION dollars annually.

We don't even have an idea of how many group and deputy group leaders there will be. And there has already been one post about a possible serious mistake at LANSCE. This of course comes from not asking the troops how well things are working.

Harold Agnew is probably laughing his off.
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