UO has had problems paying people on time for as long as I can remember. This year seems worse than usual. VP for Finance & Administration Jamie Moffitt – who’s attention may have been distracted by her new side gig at Summit Bank (I’m guessing they pay her on time) – wants you to understand that she’s not fully responsible:
Dear UO Colleague –
We recently learned that you did not receive your expected end-of-September pay. For this I am deeply sorry.
We take pay issues very seriously and recognize that this issue may have created financial challenges for you. It is also not what any of us should expect from the University. Please accept my sincere apology on behalf of the institution for the challenges that we had with your September pay.
At the moment, our main focus is on ensuring that all remaining pay issues are resolved as quickly as possible. Once this work is done, we will be reviewing our pay processes in depth to better understand where the problems occurred.
Many units are responsible for steps along the pay process, including departments, schools and colleges, regional business hubs, human resources and business affairs payroll. We plan to analyze the collective process to identify what factors contributed to the delay in pay this past month in order to correct these issues and avoid problems like this in the future.
On a personal note, if you encountered any late fees or penalties (e.g., credit card penalties, mortgage penalties) due to the delay in pay, please let us know. If you send documentation of the penalty or late fee to Kelly Wolf at [email protected], we will reimburse you for these charges.
Again, please accept our apologies for this issue.
Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration and CFO
University of Oregon