It's past time for a new RIF news post, so we'll start the new one here:
*** Meeting Has FINALLY been announced. ***
LANS waited until Friday to announce a All-Hands RIF meeting scheduled for next Monday and from the sound of it, I doubt there will be any important information released at this meeting. Sounds like things are not going well in the negotiations with DOE. Rumor is that DOE wants any voluntary package to come out of the $79 million profit fee that LANS receives. And what are the chances of that? Probably slim to none. It's looking like this RIF is going to be largely involuntary and very painful.
From/MS: Jan A. Van Prooyen, A100
Date: November 15, 2007
SUBJECT: Update on Workforce Restructuring
All-Employee MeetingNovember 19, 2007
I want to take the opportunity to update you on the most recent
activity related to the Workforce Restructuring efforts. LANL
has been in communications with the Department of Energy (DOE) to
finalize our Specific Workforce Restructuring Plan and secure
approval for implementation. On Friday, November 9, 2007, we
officially submitted the Specific Workforce Plan to DOE.
The Director will hold an All Employee meeting on Monday,
November 19, 2007, in the NSSB auditorium beginning at 1:15 p.m.
to provide you with an update on our efforts. We look forward to
meeting with you at that time.