Bruce Chrisman

Jack Anderson This summer Fermilab will welcome Jack Anderson as its next chief operating officer. Anderson is currently the director of the Office of Integrated Performance Management at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will replace Bruce Chrisman, who is retiring after more than 40 years at the laboratory. “It’s a true privilege to have the opportunity to work at Fermilab,” Anderson said. “The national laboratory system provides a truly unique research environment, and I am especially excited by Fermilab’s rich…

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operating officer, wrote this column. Bruce Chrisman With the recent laboratory cutbacks and the ongoing economic situation, we are all brainstorming ways to save money. As such, I will address two ideas that several employees have brought to our attention. The first is a shuttle for Fermilab employees and users to and from the train station. This is an appealing prospect, especially with the soaring price of gas, but Fermilab’s contract with DOE does not allow…

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operating officer, wrote this column. Bruce Chrisman Several employees have raised questions concerning the laboratory’s wintertime road and walkway closures and restrictions. While it may appear strange to have some areas closed when there is no snow and temperatures are above freezing, the laboratory is following procedures similar to those used in surrounding communities, motivated primarily by funding and staff reductions. Fermilab had to reduce manpower and equipment for snow removal beginning last year. At the…

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operating officer, wrote this column. Bruce Chrisman From time to time we all want to know if we’re meeting our supervisor’s expectations. Regular communication and feedback within the workplace is necessary to prioritize gauge resources and even boost morale. Sometimes that feedback comes through a quick conversation, and other times, via a formal review process. Starting this month, it is once again time for Fermilab’s formal performance review process. This process is important for the individual…

Bruce Chrisman On Wednesday, May 4, Energy Secretary Steven Chu provided this message to all national laboratories honoring the contributions of public servants. Here at Fermilab, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the public servants, including the members of the DOE Fermi Site Office, for their contributions to the laboratory. Without their support of public servants, the work we do at the laboratory would not be possible. — Bruce Chrisman

Bruce Chrisman, Fermilab’s chief operating officer, wrote this column. Bruce Chrisman This week’s blizzard was one of epic proportions. Equally epic were the efforts of the personnel who worked around the clock in heavy snow and gale-force winds to keep Fermilab roads passable, our accelerator running and our site safe and secure. While the storm didn’t do a lot of damage, it did knock out power to parts of the Village, the director’s house and to the Main Injector. We…