Editor's note: The following selection is repeated - verbatim - from an ongoing "Ask the Administrator" dialog with Mike Griffin, located on InsideNASA, and can be viewed by anyone at NASA:
Question(s): I would like to know why there are three GS-15's in my area with no supervisory status that have offices with doors. One is a Team Lead who went from a normal window size cube into an closed in office. The other two were removed from supervisory positions an made into "quasi" team leads but maintained their office style (moved and rebuilt) to allow room for the AA. Even though these individuals are staff personnel now and not management, they are still treated by some as management and I think this is because of the office surroundings. Is there a reason that they are not in individual cubes? From:Anonymous,Headquarters
Response (on 06-Apr-2007): I have no idea, and suggest you check within the framework of your Center line management structure. I would further suggest that, if you have time to worry about other peoples seating arrangements and office accoutrements, you need to seek out some additional work.