List of Open-Records Requests Submitted by AAUP-WSU to the WSU Administration

Date:      20 May 2015

To:         Steven Berberich

From:     Marty Kich, President, AAUP-WSU

Subject:  Information Request

 

AAUP-WSU requests the following information:

Unless otherwise specified in this request, when a year is mentioned, we mean a fiscal year.

  1. Copy of any reports or documents explaining the reasons for the reduction in the University’s Carnegie ranking.
  1. List of all new hires (new to Wright State University) made in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For each, we request the name, job title, ORGDESC, base salary, and additional income (including deferred income).
  1. List of all university employees who have a base salary of $100,000 or more in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For each, we request the name, job title, ORGDESC, base salary, and additional income (including deferred income).
  1. In the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, a list of the 50 university employees who received the highest total reimbursements for expenses. For each, we request the name, job title, ORGDESC, and total reimbursement.
  1. List of all persons employed by the University, excluding Bargaining Unit Faculty, in 2015-2016 whose responsibilities include advising, marketing, recruitment, retention, student support, or technical support. For each, we request the name, job title, ORGDESC, base salary, and additional income (including deferred income).
  1. List of all firms or individuals hired as consultants or lobbyists who received payments or contracts from the University in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For each, we request the name of the individual or firm, a description of the work it was hired to do, and the amount paid by the University.
  1. List of all firms or individuals who received payments or contracts from the University related to conducting a search in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, with the name of the individual or firm, the position for which the search was conducted, and the amount paid by the University.
  1. List of all other external contractors who received payments or contracts from the University in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for goods or services not routinely provided to the University, with the name of the firm, a description of the goods or services that it was hired to provide, and the amount paid by the University.
  1. A list of all semi-autonomous or affiliated units related to Wright State University such as Double Bowler and WSRI, with the grants and loans provided by the University to each unit from its creation to the present, the revenue generated by the unit (if any) and transferred back to the University in each year, and the annual number of employees and total payroll in each year for each unit.
  1. For the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, a list of the employees transferred from the semi-autonomous or affiliated units such as Double Bowler and WSRI to administrative or other departments within the University. For each, we request the name, the date on which the transfer occurred (or was effective), job title (here and subsequently, of the position into which the individual was transferred), ORGDESC, base salary, and additional income (including deferred income).
  1. For the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, a list of all university employees who did not go through the standard search process before being hired (either as a new WSU employee or a WSU employee moving into a different position) — that is, whose positions were not advertised, whose hiring was not recommended by a search committee, or whose credentials were not reviewed along with those of competing applicants. For each, we request the name, date hired, job title, ORGDESC, base salary, and additional income (including deferred income).
  1. List of the properties purchased through, purchased by, or donated to Double Bowler (or any of the other semi-autonomous or affiliated units). For each, we request the purchase price or stated value of donation, date of purchase or donation, entity that made the purchase or received that donation, its current valuation, and any mortgage liability that the University (or any of the other semi-autonomous or affiliated units) has for the property in question.
  1. List, by college, of the expenses incurred in recruiting international students, along with the revenues generated by the enrollment of such students, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  1. For the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, a list of employees in intercollegiate athletics. For each, we request the name, job title, ORGDESC, base salary, and additional income (including deferred income). This information request also includes severance pay.
  1. Expenses of, revenue generated by, and actual transfer of funds from the University to the Nutter Center and the Student Union for the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  1. Net revenue or loss generated by each of the University’s “monetized assets,” including the bookstore, dining services, and residential services, for each of the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
  1. Copy of the accreditation team’s final report, when it is available.
  1. Copies of the reports from the federal and state agencies investigating the University, when those reports are available.
  1. Itemized list of the direct and indirect costs associated with the ongoing federal and state investigations, including legal costs, salaries and benefits of suspended employees, severance packages for former employees, consulting costs, anticipated fines and other penalties.
  1. Itemized list of the costs, whether already incurred or anticipated, associated with the University’s hosting the presidential debate. We also request an itemized list of the monies already disbursed by the University to meet those costs and the contributions actually received from entities outside of the University.

Please provide information that is available as soon as it is practicable to do so; AAUP-WSU will accept a partial response to this request without prejudice to its position that it is entitled to all documents and information requested.

Finally, AAUP-WSU reserves the right to ask for additional information, pertaining to this matter or any other matters germane to the enforcement of the CBA or negotiations of future agreements.

This request is made pursuant to Section 8.8.4 of the CBA, ORC 4117 (Public employees’ collective bargaining), ORC 149.43 (Availability of public records for inspection and copying) and ORC 9.01 (Official records – preserving and maintaining).

 

 

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Author: martinkich

I am a Professor of English at Wright State University's Lake Campus, where I have been a faculty member for more than 25 years. I have now served multiple terms as the President of the WSU chapter of AAUP, which now includes all full-time instructional faculty, and as the Vice-President of the Ohio Conference of AAUP. I have also served several terms as an at-large member of the Executive Committee of AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress. In addition to serving as co-editor of the Academe blog, I am also a member of the editorial board of Academe and have been a guest editor for an issue of the magazine on collective bargaining strategies. As co-chair of the Ohio Conference's Communication Committee, I began to do much more overtly political writing during the campaign to repeal Ohio's Senate Bill 5, which would have eliminated the right of faculty to be unionized. I have sustained that activism, and at the risk of stating the obvious, I have very much enjoyed contributing to the Academe Blog and to our chapter blog. I also maintain several other blogs to which I have re-posted, by topic, my posts to the Academe blog, as well as some other items.

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