Thursday, April 13, 2006
ROGER SNODGRASS, email@example.com, Monitor Assistant Editor
The current retirement rate at Los Alamos National Laboratory is running neither hot nor cold, according to laboratory officials. So far, for the current fiscal year, beginning October 2005, there have been 85 retirements.
The numbers available are through the end of March, said James Rickman of the Public Affairs Office.
For comparison - last year, at the end of March 2005, there had been 124 retirements; for 2004, the figure was 66.
For the full year last year, there were 432 retirements, Rickman said, and for the full year of 2004 there were 245.
We will probably never know what the true numbers are because LANS, as a private company, will not be subject to the California Public Information Act.
Neither was UC. They did, however, fully susbscribe to the Public Disinformation Act.
Retirees this year (who retire by the end of June) should expect a 3 month wait before they receive their FIRST check due to the expected backlog in paperwork.
Thanks to some of these changes, quite a few people at LANL have decided not to retire -- but to wait and see what the new company brings.
Many employees are now considering retiring during the first 4 months after LANS takes over. That way they have their new jobs and they get to double dip. If the new company is fun, they will stay on. Otherwise -- hasta la vista LANS.