In a February 6th memo, interim president Castell Bryant told trustees that the reason that the university's 600, or more, adjunts, graduate assitants, and OPS workers haven't been paid since December 22, 2006 is because those affected "are not in the system because the paying departments have not identified a source of funds" for them to be paid. She also stated that she's enacted emergency processes to pay them by February 9th.
She also told trustees that departments are hiring personnel "without first assuring they have available funds".
Mrs. Bryant's blame the department's sing-song isn't going down too well with some department heads. For instance, in the College of Arts & Sciences, which is already $300,000 over budget, many sections of freshman and sophomore level classes had to be added at the last minute during the fall semester. This came as the university made a last ditch effort and enrolled "many poorly prepared students" in an attempt to inflate enrollment figures. Many of these students are long gone, and they left owing the university money.
Rattler Nation has learned that complete OPS & adjuct request for spring 2007 were submitted in early December 2006 by each department. These request were modified by Schools & Colleges in early January, based (presumably) on enrollment needs.
Lack of pay may cause workers to quit
Check isn't in the mail
No pay for TAs and Adjuncts
Checks short/TAs go without
Some professors not being paid