9/9/2011: I’d hoped to have copies of the last 3 months of expense reports for OUS Chancellor George Pernsteiner and his VP Jay Kenton to post here today. I made a public records request for them 4 weeks ago, and I paid OUS for them. But the copies I received today – after weeks of delays – were not properly redacted, and personal information was visible in the pdfs. I told OUS as soon as I saw this. So it will be at least Monday before I can post anything more than extracts of these impressive expense accounts.
Like most state agencies, OUS has a public relations arm of well paid brown nosers, dedicated to puffing up the accomplishments of the agency and its administrators. But if you want to get public records that might show that these executives have been less than perfect you will have to pay the agency and endure all kinds of delays. An abuse of power, at our expense.
But I’m a patient guy. I will get these documents and I will post them. Meanwhile, the info I *do* have on OUS Chancellor Pernsteiner is easily enough to trigger the sort of Oregon Government Ethics Comission investigation that is now underway for PSU VP Mike Burton.
But let’s nail this shut friends – keep sending documents, stray emails, innuendo, unsubstantiated rumors, and mp3s to email@example.com. You can hold off on the Laphroaig until the docs are posted.