The OA Council is the professional organization of UO’s Officer’s of Administration. Not the JH Central Admin’s, but the regular OA’s that keep your department and UO from sinking into lord of the flies anarchy as the central admins fly higher and higher into their widening gyre of bloat, excessive pay, golden parachutes, and family bowl junkets.
The OA’s meet monthly to solve knotty accounting problems and such. I have no idea if these are public meetings, and I am never going to ask. Once a year they invite the UO President to talk and answer questions. Last year Gottfredson said he’d show, then bailed at the last minute out of fear. In contrast President Coltrane and Jamie Moffitt not only showed up, they posted the video, below.
While the “Confidential” strike plan memo sent out by Doug Blandy, Barbara Altmann, and Bill Brady got hundred of downloads and a story in the RG, I’ll give a free U of Nike t-shirt to anyone who honestly watches this entire video and posts an analysis of it and whether or not any questions are actually answered:
I didn’t think so. If Coltrane keeps this transparency stuff up – and fixes Hubin’s Public Records Office of course – I’ll have lost all my readers by January. I can’t wait.