Special Agent Lorraine Davis’s secret athletics assignment

8/14/2013: I will be very surprised if Oregon’s public records law actually allows UO to completely redact the job assignment for an employee receiving an $192,278 salary, at an 0.55 FTE:

Full pdf here. While “The University” refuses to give faculty modest child-care allowances for attending talks and dinners with job candidates, UO has had no problem in the past giving central administrators like Ms Davis some rather remarkable perks. More here:

PR Office email for the latest contract:

Attached are the records responsive to your request made 08/01/2013.  Some information is exempt under OAR 571-030.  The univesity has searched for, but was unable to locate, a job description for Ms. Davis. 

The office considers these documents to be fully responsive to your request, and will now close your matter.  Thank you for contacting the office with your request.
Sincerely,

Lisa Thornton
Office of Public Records

I’ve looked at the OAR and the ORS it references, 351.065 Personnel records; rulesThe only circumstances I can imagine where they could redact Ms Davis’s job assignment would be if it said something that might be construed as a personal record of another employee, e.g.:

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to clean up the disastrous mess left behind by …. . As usual, should you be captured or killed, the Provost will disavow any knowledge of your assignment.”

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9 Responses to Special Agent Lorraine Davis’s secret athletics assignment

  1. Anonymous says:

    Maybe she’s recruiting for beach volleyball.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Head janitor for the Sweat Shop until they can find someone permanent?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Woul .make me sick, if I had any more vomit to rid myself of.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think this type of expenditure (that’s pretty much all Davis is, I guess) would be hidden from an arbitrator, either. Bring it on!!

    Speaking of arbitration… why has the union gone silent? Shouldn’t they have updated us on their last week of bargaining? (There have been rumors that it got pretty heated, but without the public good provisions of UOM, we know nothing?) We’re all (all but the administrators, that is) getting short changed and the union doesn’t seem to be moving us toward much of an improvement. The fundamental problem is our administration. I fear that the union is not yet showing themselves to be the solution.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ia there nowhere we can turn for help? As a state agency, is there no recourse?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Check this out… celebrating Lorraine’s “44 Years, 17 Jobs, 1 Impressive Woman” status? Not very investigative journalism, to repeat this when there is an outstanding question about what the hell she does here?

    http://www.oregonquarterly.com/autumn2013/upfront.php?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Oregon+Quarterly+Autumn+2013+issuefac-staff&utm_content=Oregon+Quarterly+Autumn+2013+issuefac-staff+CID_3ec280c45e93fc164d93c6b353270ce8&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Lorraine%20Davis#davis

  7. not bean says:

    Lorraine’s secret job is cleaning up assorted athletic scandals before the NCAA finds them. No one cares about Bean, he’s the LCB’s problem now.

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