|Date:||26 Nov 2002 18:13:31 -0000|
|Subject:||RE: [CPEO-MEF] What is wrong with the way the RAB's are set up?|
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:09:38 -0500 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Errors-To: <email@example.com> X-Topica-Id: <1038334177.inmta004.4151.1012278> Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: (qmail 2509 invoked by alias); 26 Nov 2002 18:09:36 -0000 Received: (qmail 2504 invoked by uid 0); 26 Nov 2002 18:09:36 -0000 Received: from unknown (HELO rockridge.uits.indiana.edu) (184.108.40.206) by inmta004.topica.com with SMTP; 26 Nov 2002 18:09:36 -0000 Received: from iu-mssg-smtp02.ads.iu.edu (iu-mssg-smtp02.exchange.iu.edu [220.127.116.11]) by rockridge.uits.indiana.edu (8.12.1/8.12.1/IUPO) with ESMTP id gAQI9ae3024352; Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:09:36 -0500 (EST) Received: from iu-mssg-mbx08.ads.iu.edu ([18.104.22.168]) by iu-mssg-smtp02.ads.iu.edu with Microsoft SMTPSVC(5.0.2195.5329); Tue, 26 Nov 2002 13:09:39 -0500 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft Exchange V6.0.6249.0 content-class: urn:content-classes:message MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed Hi - This is Diane Henshel. I work with the RAB at Jefferson Proving Ground. I personally think the problem is not with the RABs per se, but with the division of power at the BRAC sites. If RABs, or any groups, are to be effective, they must be enabled to participate in the process as a full partner. That means that meetings must be set with them in mind, and located such that RAB personnel can participate. Alternatively, monies could be made available to the RABs (outside of the TAPP funds) to allow the RAB representatives (technical or not, and it's not always the technical rep who needs to be present) to travel to out of town meetings. Further, it seems like the power structure is set up hierarchically. RAB people are low on the totem pole. Thus, our wishes, educated or not, feasible or not, reasonable or not, can be ignored. Interestingly, even the regulatory agencies (like EPA) only participate as a courtesy. Their opinions can also be ignored, if the BRAC PM chooses to ignore them. So, I think the problems are power issues, and lack of availability of funds for true active participation in all parts of the process. Diane Henshel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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