Chapter 18

Prebrief to Chairman Stewart Before First Full Cost Review Including Facilities

Marty and I started our prebrief session with Chairman Stewart promptly at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday. I brought her because she was going to be working closely with some of the directors since there was no way I could meet with all before the Wednesday meeting.

The report format made issues fairly obvious. Variances highlighted the areas where explanations should be expected. We discussed possible reasons for some of the variances briefly. We didn’t have the depth of understanding to answer the questions. That would be done by the department managers in their briefs.

Facilities cost was included per instructions in this review. Some of the allocations were surprising. ...

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