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2001 Employee Survey Questions & Answers

May 25, 2001 -  
Q. Why is the Lab conducting the survey? A. Director Bruce Tarter called for the survey as a way to engage employees in the issues that are important to the Laboratory. This is a survey to understand employee views of the LLNL work environment, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the Lab’s...

Job fair works well for Engineering, Comp

May 25, 2001 -  
Last week’s Engineering and Computation job fair, at Livermore’s Shrine Event Center, took everyone by surprise. “We had about 300 people pre-register,” said Beverly Hobson, chair for the job fair and engineer with New Technologies. “We expected maybe a couple of hundred more.” What the fair...

Employees will get chance to assess their workplace when survey kicks off

May 25, 2001 -  
Survey Questions and Answers When the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” is released next week, it will provide the opportunity “to find what the ground truth is on the floor of the Lab,” said Director Bruce Tarter. During his state-of-the-Lab address last Friday, and in a separate...

State of the Lab unveils new ADs, FY02 budget outlook

May 25, 2001 -  
In a televised talk on the state of the Lab, Director Bruce Tarter discussed the budget prospects for the upcoming fiscal year, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the UC contract and the recent appointment of John McTague as Vice President-Lab Management, and the appointment of a new...

Sacramento Firm, Lab Scientists Seek to Test Rocket Technology to Produce Pollution-Free Electricity

May 23, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. – Researchers from a Sacramento energy firm and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory believe a rocket technology may have a down-to-earth application — producing electricity. Composed largely of retired rocket scientists, Clean Energy Systems Inc. officials have developed a...

Choosing the Lab’s new leaders

May 18, 2001 -  
Today, I am announcing the selection of a new deputy director and a number of associate directors. The selection of all of these individuals at one time is somewhat of a first for our Lab, and so I thought I would take the opportunity to describe the process used in their selection and some of the...

Tarter names new ADs, deputy director

May 18, 2001 -  
Lab Director Bruce Tarter announced the selections. The appointments were confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “Our search process has been successful,” Tarter said. “These individuals are leaders in their fields.” Michael R...

Survey will help shape Lab policies

May 18, 2001 -  
Because results from the upcoming survey will be used to shape Lab policies for years to come, all employees are strongly encouraged to participate and voice their honest opinions about the Laboratory’s work environment, said Deputy Director Jeff Wadsworth. The goal of the workforce study, “...

Senior Management Team Named at LLNL

May 18, 2001 -  
Six new associate directors and a new deputy director were named today to join the senior management team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. C. Bruce Tarter, director of LLNL, announced the selections. The appointments were confirmed by the University of California Regents and by the...

Bruce Tarter Statement Regarding John McTague, New U.C. Vice President for Lab Management

May 17, 2001 -  
"John McTague has had a long association with DOE, the national labs and the University of California system. He is very familiar with the issues. His years of high-level management and his broad scientific background make him a tremendous choice for the Vice President Lab Management role. I look...

Researchers Link Past Recurrent Droughts To Collapse Of Mayan Civilization

May 17, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.— A researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory along with scientists at the University of Florida at Gainesville have attributed the end of the Mayan civilization on the north-central Yucatan Peninsula to a recurrent series of droughts that spanned the last 2,600 years...

Lab engages its workforce in upcoming survey

May 11, 2001 -  
When the employee survey, “Assessing the Workplace,” kicks off on May 29, it will give every Lab employee the chance “to put his or her spin on the issues at hand. “This is not just a request for employees to check off the boxes,” said Leo Brajkovich of International Survey Research, which is...

Lab names Laura Gilliom University Relations director

May 11, 2001 -  
Laura R. Gilliom, manager of Sandia National Laboratories’ Advanced Design and Production Technology Program and an organic chemist, has been named director of the Lab’s University Relations Program. She will begin her appointment on June 11. “I have always enjoyed working at the intersection of...

Time to examine effects of Lee case, racial profiling, Underwood says

May 11, 2001 -  
“We need to look at the effects of the Wen Ho Lee case and racial profiling by the FBI on the whole Asian Pacific American community,” began Congressman Robert Underwood of Guam, in a talk at the Lab as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. “While no one condones espionage, it’s time to...

Kuckuck takes job as NNSA’s principal deputy administrator

May 11, 2001 -  
Gen. John Gordon on Monday announced key leadership team appointments at the National Nuclear Security Administration, including the appointment of former Lab Deputy Director Bob Kuckuck as acting principal deputy administrator. Last week, Gordon, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA...

Laura R. Gilliom Named Director of LLNL’s University Relations Program

May 11, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — Laura R. Gilliom, an organic chemist and manager at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s University Relations Program. She is expected to begin her appointment June 11. Gilliom is the manager of the Advanced Design...

LLNL Statement in Response to Tri-Valley Cares On NIF

May 9, 2001 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif — The TriValley Cares presents an extremely inaccurate picture of the NIF project and its operating costs. For example, NIF is a small part of NNSA's High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) Program. The entire HEDP's program 30 year cost is approximately HALF of the $32.4 billion...

Amber waves bring cooler temps

May 4, 2001 -  
Researchers in the Lab’s Atmospheric Science Division have demonstrated a cooling of up to 2-degrees Fahrenheit over land between 1000 and 1900 AD as a result of changes from natural vegetation, such as forests, to agriculture. Through climate model simulations, the research team made up of Bala...

Stanford-Lab team concludes North Korea’s framework compliance can be verified with treaty can be verified

May 4, 2001 -  
A joint Stanford University-Laboratory team of scientists, nuclear engineers and arms control experts has concluded in a new study that North Korea’s compliance with the 1994 Agreed Framework can be verified to a satisfactory degree of accuracy. Special effort will be needed, however, from the...

Powell earns posthumous distinction of optical fellow

May 4, 2001 -  
Howard Powell, a longtime Lab laser researcher who died last November, has been elected a fellow of the American Optical Society. This is the first time in the society’s history that fellowship has been bestowed posthumously. Powell was recognized by the society “for seminal contributions to the...