(j3.2006) Won't be in Toronto

Dan Nagle dannagle
Thu May 3 18:56:51 EDT 2012


I regret the loss of Van at the June meeting.

Would anyone like to take the role of Head of Delegation?

On May 3, 2012, at 16:44 , Van Snyder wrote:

> I won't be at the Toronto meeting.
> The NASA bureaucracy has second-guessed the travel bureaucracy at JPL.
> Six weeks after JPL approved my travel to the Toronto meeting, NASA HQ
> says I can't go.  One wonders why anybody at JPL has budget authority in
> the first place.
> JPL had purchased a nonrefundable airline ticket for me, which included
> travel to Santander, Spain, for the IFIP WG 2.5 meeting.  If I don't
> re-use it before March 22 of next year, JPL (and the American taxpayer)
> are out $2296.70.  If I do use it, the fee is only $200 more.  This is
> how Congress and NASA save taxpayers' money.
> They also screwed me because I had bought a nonrefundable airline ticket
> for my wife to meet me in Spain.  NASA HQ didn't offer to reimburse me
> to the tune of $1198.20.
> I have one dinky paper about editorial issues, which I'll be putting on
> the server for /edit to ponder.
> Dan will need to serve as head of delegation, or appoint somebody else.
> There won't be any duties for the treasurer.
> Van
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Dan Nagle

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