May 14, 2007— The findings of the study, NASA: Balancing a Multisector Workforce to Achieve a Healthy Organization, will be presented as testimony during a congressional hearing Thursday, May 17, 2007.   John Stewart, a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a Panel member of the study also published by the Academy, will speak before members of the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology.  

After the release of the Academy report, NASA’s Administrator proposed to Congress that NASA have additional flexibility in reshaping its workforce.  The subcommittee hearing is to address issues involving NASA’s workforce with testimony also from:

  • Toni Dawsey, NASA Assistant Administrator for Human Capital
  • David Black, National Academy of Sciences
  • Lee Stone, President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (NASA’s largest union)

The hearing starts at 10 AM and witness testimony at 10:15 AM in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2318.

Direct media requests to Melissa Thorpe, Academy Communications, at (202) 347-3190.

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