Authors: Christopher T. King, J. Bruce Kellison, Tara Smith, Eliza Evans, MaryAnn Anderson, Ara Merjanian, Bryan Hadley, and Andrew Stackhouse
Date: March 2007
Publication Type: Report, 52pp.
The findings presented here offer a compelling story of great adversity and challenges tempered by perseverance and adaptability in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They also highlight workforce and workplace trends that existed prior to, and continued after, Katrina. One of the major findings is the strong attachment to community and longevity with and dedication to the Space Shuttle Program, the facilities, and specific employers/contractors. This has prevented greater losses through attrition and disruptions in the program than might have been expected or experienced in another setting. Still, the continuing effects more than a year and a half after Katrina are cause for major concern and will require thoughtful action to mitigate their adverse impacts.