Personnel News: December 2014 Archives

James Hsiu-Kai Chi

James Hsiu-Kai Chi

"Suddenly on Friday, December 26, 2014, James Hsiu-Kai Chi died at his home in Gaithersburg, MD."

According to a NASA employee who knew him "James, a highly respected and talented senior information technology specialist, served as a key graphic designer for the NASA family for many years."

Sam Keller

keller.jpgSamuel W. Keller

"On December 14, 2014.... Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015"

Associate Administrator for Russian Programs Appointed (1992)

"NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin today announced the appointment of Samuel W. Keller as Associate Administrator for Russian Programs. The new function is being established within the Office of the Administrator and will give focus to the many programs involving NASA and the former Soviet Union."

Larry Vogel

vogel.jpgLawrence W. Vogel

"Lawrence W. Vogel (age 94) passed away after a brief illness on December 18, 2014. For 12 years, Col. Vogel served as Director of NASA Headquarters Administration and was proud to be a part of NASA's very successful manned space programs highlighted in the Apollo lunar missions. After retirement from public service in 1986, Col. Vogel remained very active in West Point and NASA retiree activities."

Federal Job Satisfaction Sinks in Latest Survey, Government Executive

"Employee satisfaction and commitment declined to their lowest levels since the 2003 debut of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government" report in the edition released Tuesday by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service and Deloitte Consulting LLP."

Feds unhappy with leaders, new government survey finds, Washington Post

"Employees at NASA, which ranks as the best large place to work in the government, said they value their mission to continue cutting-edge research, technology and space exploration despite the retirement of the high-profile shuttle program. "Everyone here has a lot of pride and knowledge, and they're high-caliber individuals," NASA flight director Mike Sarafin said. "Just being surrounded by people like that drives you to be your best."

2014 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, Partnership for Public Service

"For the third year in a row, the number one Best Places to Work large agency is NASA with a score of 71.6."



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