Job ad here: http://jobs.uoregon.edu/unclassified.php?id=4873. Still no update to the GC’s webpage about who is currently working there. Meanwhile Doug Park wants $79.60 for the docs explaining Geller’s sudden resignation:
The University of Oregon has received your public records request for “any emails or other public records sent or received by Randy Geller between March 9th and May 6th, related to his April 21 decision to retire, as announced by ‘Around the O'” 06/17/2014, attached. The office has at least some documents responsive to your request. By this email, the office is providing you with an estimate to respond to your requests.
The office estimates the actual cost of responding to your request to be $79.60. Upon receipt of a check made payable to the University of Oregon for that amount, the office will proceed to locate, copy, and provide the records you have requested that are not exempt from disclosure. Your check may be sent to the attention of Office of Public Records, 6207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-6207.
Request for a public interest fee waiver denied. Seriously? What does it take? A story on KATU television?
9/4/2014: Gottfredson gave Doug Park a $68K raise and Geller’s family bowl game junkets to serve as acting GC for a year
Frankly, I’m as tired of this ad hominem shit as you are. UO should have an informed discussion about our dis-functional General Counsel’s office, and the expensive contracts with the law firms that our former President Dave Frohnmayer and former General Counsel Melinda Grier just happen to be “Of Counsel” with. But our administration will not let that happen. They won’t even release the public records necessary to get it started. So, here’s my effort to chip away at the edges.
President Coltrane and Provost Bronet just announced that they would hold a national search for a replacement for General Counsel Randy Geller, who “retired” in the midst of the recent basketball rape allegation coverup.
In 2009, President Lariviere had announced a national search to replace GC Melinda Grier, whom he’d fired for involvement in that year’s athletic scandal. The desultory search effort failed, and we ended up stuck with Grier’s Associate GC, Geller. Here’s hoping that doesn’t happen again with Geller’s Associate GC Doug Park (Assistant GC under Grier). Because this office really, really needs a new operating system.
In the last few years the GC’s office has lost two other lawyers, Mark Kaufmann and John F. Salmon III, without explanation. So, who is now in charge of defending UO and its employees, and implementing the new Legal Services Policy, assuming Coltrane signs it? From what I can tell:
What are their qualifications? Sorry, Dave Hubin’s public records office, as advised by – of course – Doug Park’s GC’s office, refuses to release that information, despite the obvious public interest in this matter. Hubin, Park, and now apparently Coltrane and Bronet, are using an obscure loophole in the PR law by claiming that UO’s attorneys are actually faculty, and therefore their resumes are “protected faculty records”. Really? Here’s what I do have.
Park’s new contract for $209K, signed by Gottfredson a month before he resigned:
The Johnson Hall administrator family bowl game junket package:
Park’s previous salary:
100% raise since 2009: