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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