The Department of Energy has announced the reorganization
of its Office of Science to create a new organizational
structure — eliminating a layer of management, redefining
roles and responsibilities for headquarters and field
managers, and clarifying lines of authority and accountability.
DoE said the new SC (Office of Science) organization is
effective immediately even though full implementation will
take several months. The restructuring will not relocate
staff and there will be no involuntary separations or
reductions in force, provided administration budget requests
are met, said the department.
The changes entail new reporting relationships and modified
roles for SC organizations. The reorganization will remove
management between directors and site managers at the 10 SC
national labs and provide a set of integrated roles,
responsibilities, authorities, and accountabilities for
headquarters, nine laboratory site offices, and the Oak
Ridge and Chicago offices.
SC policy and direction as well as scientific program
development and management will be a headquarters
responsibility under the new system, while program execution
and implementation will be a field responsibility.
SC intends to keep employees and stakeholders informed about
the project at the OneSC website: