UA: New job to aid response to audit

Financial planner to watch budgets

Posted: September 18, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.

Timothy J. O'Donnell is the new hire for UA-Fayetteville's newly created position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Financial planning.
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Timothy J. O'Donnell is the new hire for UA-Fayetteville's newly created position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Budget and Financial planning.

The duties of the new in-house financial planner hired at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will go hand in hand with what the campus plans to do in response to a legislative audit of its deficit-troubled fundraising arm, according to campus officials. Plans include having units across campus submit monthly, in depth financial reports by December.

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How do you fix a bureaucratic problem? Hire another bureacrate rather than cut the head of the snake off.

Posted by: hooverlarry07060619

September 18, 2013 at 5:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Questions about Extra Compensation at UofA

A handful of UofA faculty members receive substantial extra compensation awards for extra service or teaching duties. Forty-three individuals received extra compensation totaling $10,000 or more in calendar year 2012. In many cases, the University policy for the approval of these awards was not followed.

A policy that allows the award of large amounts of money to a small number of individuals out of public view looks like an invitation to favoritism and good ol’ boyism.

http://uarktransparency.wordpress.com...

Posted by: ImUnarmed

September 18, 2013 at 10:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Someone who makes a stink about other proff earning outside income borders, if not crosses, upon pure pettiness and envy. Once teaching requirements are met the proff should be free to pursue their needs and aspirations.

When I was a student at UA the only way they could keep finance and accounting proffs was to allow them outside work, mostly consulting and publishing books.
The UA simply would not pay them enough to retain qualified proffs.

Language proff earned extra doing translations. Eng dept proff wrote texts, novels, published poetry and published magazine articles.

It was true for most engineering disciplines as well.
In the 1990s a graduate with a masters in EE could step into a $130K job thus earning more than the proffs who made their degree possible.

Posted by: cdawg

September 18, 2013 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

cdawg, apparently you haven't read the article. *This is not outside income* - it's all public University money. The University pays some - a small number - of its faculty extra to do University work that arguably is already part of their job description. Outside work is a completely different issue.

Posted by: ImUnarmed

September 19, 2013 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )