Always enjoy town halls at @NASA centers. Our @NASA_Marshall workforce will be critical for our #Artemis program. I'm grateful for the incredibly talented team here in Alabama! pic.twitter.com/hcT3acgfYx— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) August 16, 2019
Keith's note: Several sources at NASA Marshall report that their managers sent them memos today that said that they would get 59 minutes of excused leave that they could use at any time next week *if* they went to the all-hands event in the MSFC auditorium today with Jim Bridenstine. Why 59 minutes? Offering an hour or more of leave requires a different management approval mechanism. Other sources report that MSFC employees who were planning to work offsite via telework were told that they needed to come onsite today so that they could attend the all hands event. I find this to be somewhat baffling that MSFC management was so paranoid that employees might not want to show up for an event of obvious importance to their personal and collective future at NASA that they sought to stuff the room with warm bodies as a show of support.