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Audit Report: OAS-L-10-05

June 8, 2010

The National Nuclear Security Administration's Site Office Training and Staffing

The National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the Department of Energy (Department), mission includes maintaining and enhancing the safety, reliability, and performance of the nuclear weapons stockpile. To meet its mission, NNSA uses Federally-run site offices to oversee the management and operating contractors that operate each of NNSA's eight nuclear weapons research and production sites. The site offices provide the necessary communication between Federal and contractor employees and oversight to improve management procedures. In September 2009, the Department's statement on management reform emphasized that Site Office Managers were to act on behalf of mission organizations for day-to-day decision making on operational matters.

Topic: Human Resources