Breaking News: LANL Deputy Director Resigns
The Los Alamos Daily Post just received news that Los Alamos National Laboratory Deputy Director Beth Sellers has resigned.
Sellers issued the following statement to LANL employees:
"You may soon read news coverage about an issue involving the Laboratory. A family member of mine was awarded a consulting agreement with the Lab in the fall of 2012. At the time, this was not properly disclosed for full evaluation of potential conflict of interest. I realized this mistake several months later and immediately requested a review from Lab Counsel and Audits and Ethics.
"We undertook a comprehensive review of our processes and several improvements have been made to prevent a recurrence, but it is apparent to me that this incident will be a continuing distraction to the Lab’s important missions. This is unacceptable to me as a Laboratory leader, so I have decided to voluntarily step down. I will work with Charlie (LANL Director McMillan) to transition my duties.
"Working for Los Alamos has been an honor and a privilege. The Lab does great things, and I wish you continued success. The nation needs Los Alamos now more than ever."