"Hurry up and wait" is too often the mentality of the CHPRC workforce. Projects push to meet deadlines that are pressed upon them from upper management, and yet nothing is done with the work in a timely fashion. The culture is stagnant and innovation is frowned upon or usually passed up to "get the job done now." In addition, career development for younger professionals is not a priority and Hanford as a whole has found itself in a predicament where an aging workforce is looking to take their "know-how" with them or charge a premium to keep them around.
The work done by CHPRC is very important, it's just the means of actually completing the work tends to overlook the needs of the individuals providing impactful work.
Culture lacks innovation and career development is poor