Security Level 1 - Open
TO: LCDR Lendaria
CC: CMDR Kermit
SUBJ: Unacceptable Conduct
While you have been working on the Newfrika expedition, you violated not only my direct orders, but also the very chain of command. I am shocked and appalled by your conduct in this matter.
As per my standing orders, Deep Space 13 is not to provide support to ongoing long term Geological, Archaeological or Xenological studies. These orders have been available to you since the 16th of March, your violation of them occurred on the 12th of April.
When you sent these samples to Deep Space 13, you failed to report in to your superior officer and set about assigning work to a member of the science team, in what can only be described as a clandestine way, encouraging your fellow officers to also disobey my direct, standing orders. See to it, that upon your return, your involvement with this project has ended.
I do not find it amusing that when I ordered you to review your workload, you sent what I can now see was a fake auto response message, as you clearly still have communication access. I am extremely disappointed in your childish and immature actions, that are placing your posting on Deep Space 13 in jeopardy.
I would also like to take this opportunity to address your role. Under the reorganisation of Captain Caspius, no department has any assistant chiefs or section chiefs. I don't care whether you agree or disagree with this reorganisation, those are our orders, and I expect you to carry them out as any other Starfleet officer would. Clearly this may present an issue to you, therefore I have copied in Commander Kermit who will take this forward as it needs to be done.
I have tried with you and clearly my sole involvement is not working on you, I only hope the Commander can resolve this before you lose your rank, or career.
Commander Tellara sh'Zarath
Chief Science Officer, Deep Space Thirteen