Susan Walch, president of the UWF chapter of UFF and an associate professor of psychology, said in an email interview that compiling the fact sheet took "many months" and that the University was less than cooperative in providing the necessary documentation.
"UWF's response to several public records requests has been unsatisfactory," Walch
"On Jan. 25, 2010, UFF
requested a listing of all non-discretionary, across-the-board, recurring salary increases and one-time bonuses provided to faculty over the past 10 years, including the date of increase, rate of increase, type of increase (e.g., across-the-board, merit, cost of living, compression/inversion, etc.) and the source of the increase (e.g., legislative increase or local increase, etc.)."
On Jan. 26, Walch
submitted a request for documents detailing the "distribution guidelines and calculation method for prior salary compression action."
said through a request for state records, a document has been identified that provides such a history, indicating that this report could have been provided to UFF
when it was requested.
"Many of our requests for public information remain unfulfilled or only partially fulfilled," she
In the faculty story on Page 1, Susan Walch
said the University was uncooperative in providing the necessary documents for their research on faculty salaries over the past 10 years.