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Scientist Emeritus Program Review 2006 Report

Detailed Description

In October 2005, the USGS acting Associate Director for Geology, Linda Gundersen, established a committee to review and recommend improvements to the Scientist Emeritus Program within the Geologic Discipline. She specifically requested that this committee 1) document and assess the contributions and costs to the USGS of the SE Program, 2) assess the strengths and weaknesses of the program, 3) evaluate the current policy document and recommend changes, if warranted, and 4) discuss broadly with the retirement-eligible workforce and scientist emeriti (SE) the current policies and guidelines.

The Scientist Emeritus committee consisted of seven people (two from each region and one from headquarters) with additional assistance as needed from a Human Resources and an Ethics representative:

Betty Adrian – Associate Chief Scientist (GD) and Chair of committee
Mary Jo Baedecker – External Research Scientist Emeritus (WRD)
David Brew – Scientist Emeritus (GD)
Laurel Bybell – Associate Program Coordinator (GD)
Karl Kellogg – Research Scientist (GD)
Art Schultz – Chief Scientist (GD)
Tom Suchanek – External Manager/Research Scientist (BRD)
Nancy Baumgartner – Ethics Counselor
Bill Creach – Human Resources liaison


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