Geller hides UO spending from state legislature

4/3/2013: Thought I’d repost this Randy classic – no particular reason.

1/29/2013: Oregon has a law on government transparency: SB 2500, passed in 2009. State agencies are required to post a bunch of stuff, including expenditures. The webpage is here. But UO has stopped reporting what they spend on legal services. They don’t even admit that they stopped reporting – it now just goes from Laundry to Library, as if there’s nothing missing. Orwell would have loved it.

So, I wonder what President Gottfredson’s General Counsel Randy Geller is hiding. Besides the payments to NCAA lawyer Mike Glazier, and Frohnmayer’s colleague Sharon Rudnick, that is.

Old UO w/ Legal Services expenditures:

UO for 2009-10 FY (released fall 2010)

New UO w/o Legal:

UO for 2010-11 FY (released fall 2011)

UO for 2011-12 FY (released fall 2012)

While OUS and OSU still follow the law:

OUS for 2011-12 FY (released fall 2012)

OSU for 2011-12 FY (released fall 2012)

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13 Responses to Geller hides UO spending from state legislature

  1. Anonymous says:

    Laundry and Dry Cleaning are Legal Services.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    UO Matters Guy, have you ever considered the possibility that casting absolutely everything that the UO Admin does as controversial/scandalous doesn’t actually serve the interests of the UO and might actually harm it significantly?

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    • UO Matters says:

      I think about that a lot. For example, with this issue I emailed several people on the ELT a month or so asking why UO was not reporting this information as state law seems to require, pointing out that OUS and OSU were. I explained that this sort of secrecy was likely to be counter-productive to UO’s efforts to get a strong independent board out of the Legislature. I got no response. I then checked to see if maybe they’d just quietly fixed it. Nope. So, I posted this.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I grow tired of the “Have you ever considered…” lines that come from those who’s same comments give proof that they value UOM. Go elsewhere. Invest just half as much energy into this place. Do SOMETHING productive. Start a blog full of the great things the administration is doing.

      Wait… you’ve got competition. Check out the spin at this post and compare it to what we’re actually learning about Pernsteiner’s demise. You think UOM doesn’t take a considered opinion? http://around.uoregon.edu/blog-post/state-board-accepts-pernsteiners-resignation-plans-name-interim-march-1

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    • Anonymous says:

      Have you ever considered not reading the “Have you ever considered…” lines?

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    • UO Matters says:

      I think about that a lot.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    By my math Geller pays Harrang more for legal services than the Library pays Harrassowitz for books.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Faculty unionization is great for Harangue Long.

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    • UO Matters says:

      So was fighting faculty unionization. Wait, you don’t think …

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    • Anonymous says:

      Win-Win: They get you coming and they get you going.

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