The following announcement was issued today to all Hanford site employees regarding the retirement announcement of Richland Operations Office Manager Matt McCormick:
Some of you already know that I’ve been thinking about retiring. After lengthy discussions with my family, I’ve decided now’s the best time to bring my federal career to a close. It’s with bittersweet feelings that I am announcing my retirement from the Department of Energy (DOE) in mid-June. The first order of business is to spend additional time with my family, and eventually, to put my skills and experience to work in the private sector.
Over the last 32 years, I have been blessed to work in challenging and rewarding jobs for both the Navy and the DOE. I am very proud to have been part of the nation's nuclear weapons program and cleanup mission for the last 20 years. The work we have done together at Hanford has been especially rewarding. I know Hanford cleanup will continue to make progress under the steady leadership and capable hands of the Richland Operations Office (RL). I appreciate and thank each of you for your hard work, perseverance and friendships. A special thanks and appreciation go out to the workforce on the front lines of cleanup.
As Deputy Site Manager, Doug Shoop will lead RL’s activities upon my departure until such time as a new RL manager is selected. Doug and I will work together to make the transition a smooth one.
It's been an honor and a privilege to work with a dedicated federal and contractor workforce, the community, tribes and stakeholders in cleaning up Hanford lands, preserving the rich history and protecting site resources. I know many challenges lie ahead, and I look forward to watching your progress.
All the best,
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