Massive Reorganization Underway at NASA; Craig Steidle Resigns

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A massive reorganization has begun at NASA. NASA Administrator Mike Griffin has begun the process by sending out formal notices to more than 50 senior NASA managers aprising them of pending changes in their job titles.

One person has already resigned. Associate Administrator for NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, Adm. Craig Steidle, tendered his resignation today effective 24 June 2005.

Changes will occur across all of the agency's activities - except human space flight - those changes come later after both the STS-114 and STS-121 missions have been completed.

Federal regulations require a 120 day waiting period after a new agency head takes office before involuntary reassignments can be implemented. Notices can be sent to affected employees no sooner than 60 days after that date.

The countdown clock for the 120 day moratorium on involuntary reassignments [regulations] of SES career appointees started on 14 April 2005.


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