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SRS layoffs total 184 as SRNS president resigns

More cuts are expected

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Savannah River Nuclear Solu­tions completed a series of layoffs this week affecting 184 more workers.

In a letter summarizing the actions to the remaining employees, CEO and President Garry Flowers also acknowledged that he is leaving Savannah River Site for an unspecified executive position in Texas with Fluor, one of the contractor’s three parent companies.

“Regrettably, I am still not at liberty to discuss the details or introduce my successor until all formal notifications and approvals are complete,” he wrote, saying his pending departure had been reported in the Weapons Complex Monitor, a trade journal.

The 184 layoffs, Flowers said, nearly completed the most recent phase of a workforce restructuring that began in December, when the Department of Energy authorized the company to eliminate as many as 1,400 positions.

Earlier this year, reductions included voluntary separations by 513 workers and 342 layoffs in March.

The remaining cuts, expected to affect 545 workers, were reduced through job reorganizations and attrition.

Company officials have forecast an additional round of cuts later this fall that could involve about 75 more positions.

The company’s total workforce, before this week’s reductions, was about 5,500.

“Although today was the final day for notifications, there are still a few to be completed due to site absences,” Flowers wrote. “I recognize this is a difficult period. I urge you to remain focused on safe work performance.”

Two other contractors, Savan­nah River Remediation and Wackenhut Services, also have reduced their workforces by 100 positions each.

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TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 09/01/11 - 03:50 pm
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thanks tea party....
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thanks tea party....

wlightnin42
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wlightnin42 09/01/11 - 04:08 pm
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Very bad for the Economy,

Very bad for the Economy, where is the help to keep and save jobs when you need it?

burninater
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burninater 09/01/11 - 04:31 pm
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Changing times, changing

Changing times, changing military priorities.

Unfortunately, the type of spending needed to keep something like this going is exactly the type of spending that has to be reduced to decrease the debt.

Pundits would have you believe that tax dollars just get dumped in a hole somewhere, but a significent percentage go to places -- and jobs -- like these.

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 09/01/11 - 04:58 pm
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Or did the stimulus money

Or did the stimulus money simply run out?

Vito45
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Vito45 09/01/11 - 05:05 pm
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The "stimulus" layoffs

The "stimulus" layoffs already occurred. I agree that unless there is a viable mission, SRS should continue downsizing until the place is cleaned up/mothballed. That is why it is so critical for those goofballs in the Marble Palace to gets their collective heads out of their _____, quit this asinine racial tit for tat, and do something serious about creating an attractive environment for new industry.

blues550
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blues550 09/02/11 - 12:04 am
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Good riddance to Flowers and
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Good riddance to Flowers and his arrogance. Came in here to axe jobs, maybe he can get a new mansion to flaunt on TV while he ruins lives. Creep.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/02/11 - 01:05 am
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When's the last time that a

When's the last time that a legitimate news organization commissioned a reputable auditor to scrutinize the workings of each of the many components of SRP, SRS or whatever they're calling it this week? If the DOD has wasted $60B in "the graveyard of empires," how much as the AEC and its successor, the DOE, squandered at SRP, SRS et al , since the beginnings of its operations in the early-/mid-50s?

Weed
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Weed 09/02/11 - 08:16 am
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I was one of those that lost

I was one of those that lost my job at SRS. We got stimulus money and had no projects that were shovel ready. We throw money into a black hole to bail out pensions and other things. We did accomplish a few things but all in all no real jobs that would be around for extended time.

SCEagle Eye
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SCEagle Eye 09/02/11 - 08:46 am
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The big money at SRS, all

The big money at SRS, all from the tax payer, is in clean-up of the site and that's where the focus must stay if jobs are to be protected. Everyone can rally around the clean-up. But the site manager wants to shift the focus from clean-up and has presented a laundry list of speculative, costly missions in the SRS draft strategic plan, with no private backers and no "customers" and which would bring more nuclear waste to SRS. This is a dead end doomed to bring more unemployment and which would leave the clean-up job unfinished.

LemonJello
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LemonJello 09/02/11 - 11:30 am
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Bye, Bye Hatchet Man. Go

Bye, Bye Hatchet Man. Go enjoy your big mansion in Texas while the people hired with propped-Obama money search for a new income. You never even lived here. (Eyes rolling)

freespeach
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freespeach 09/03/11 - 09:06 am
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SRS still has about 5 times
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SRS still has about 5 times more people than it needs. It is professional welfare.

H1
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H1 09/05/11 - 06:16 pm
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Lets hope the DOE is paying

Lets hope the DOE is paying attention to the losing track record for both SRNS and SRR. Please DOE, find better management teams.

OBF27
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OBF27 06/03/13 - 11:15 pm
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So much you know "Lemon

So much you know @Lemon Jello. Garry Flowers lived in Aiken for 2 years, and as far as lay offs, those were not under his decision, he was told the number of jobs that had to be laid off to move further in this project...
But nice try... and that Texas Mansion you speak of was earned by him.

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