From the comments submitted so far, it looks like 500 - 750 staff will need to be RIFed. This number does not take FY'08 funding uncertainties into account, it is merely the number that will need to be RIFed because of the higher cost of doing business that LANS has brought to LANL (award fee, management bloat, manager bonuses, GRT, JB Weld expenses, as well as numerous other 'efficiency improvements' that LANS has implemented during their inaugural year up on The Hill) .
Other notes sent in by readers:
- Site Specific 3161 plan still not approved.
- SSRIF schedule
If 3161 Approval this week:
Announcement of SSRIF: 11/19
SSRIF application period: 11/26 - 12/05
Rescission period: 12/06 - 12/10
Approval of SSRIF 12/11 - 12/19
Employees depart 1/10
Involuntary RIF "follows quickly" after SSRIF
- Mike "remains excited" about the future of the Lab.