06/15/2011

Director search committee at Laboratory on June 22 to gather input

Lynda L Seaver, LLNL, (925) 423-3103, seaver1@llnl.gov



 Norman Pattiz, chairman, LLNS Board of Governors

The LLNL director search committee will be at the Laboratory on Wednesday, June 22. The purpose of the visit, known as "Lab Day," is two-fold:

  • to gain insights into the Laboratory, its employees, and its future opportunities and challenges;
  • to gather information from representative staff regarding criteria the committee should consider when evaluating candidates during the search process and interviews.

The search committee will speak to four focus groups representing a cross-section of disciplines and functions at the Laboratory. The focus groups will be composed of science, engineering, and technical staff; functional representatives; professional and administrative staff; and senior managers.  The committee also will speak to the Laboratory director and to the Department of Energy Livermore Site Office manager.

While the committee will be able to speak only to a small number of Laboratory staff, employee opinions are important to them.  As a reminder, please submit nominations and comments to the committee's (link: confidential UCOP e-mail address through the Aug. 19 deadline noted in the job posting.

After Aug. 19, the search committee and its screening task force will review and carefully consider all applications, nominations, and comments received by the deadline.

The committee is looking forward to its visit to the Laboratory and to hearing directly from employee groups regarding the qualities and experience they consider most important in the next LLNL director.


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