Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Fundraiser Scientists

Since Bush politicises everything and doesn't believe in science to begin with, here's a nifty plan to require GS-11 scientists at the Bureau of Reclamation to raise money for their projects. This is outrageous.

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced today that it was ending a system that based performance evaluations for its scientists in part on how much money the scientists raise to support their research projects. The sudden turnaround came in response to media inquiries following the revelation earlier this week by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) of explicit agency fundraising quotas as part of scientist ratings used for promotions and raises.

And as soon as the media dug in they dropped it. Score one for the reporters.

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