Audit finds UO payroll abuses

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Friday, November 01, 2013

University of Oregon supervisors let 15 employees claim unearned overtime to make up for furloughs, an audit by the secretary of state's office found.

Employees at the UO’s Institute of Neuroscience manipulated the department’s payroll multiple times from April 2010 to March 2013 to receive pay raises, the state audit found. The employees were paid using federal grants.

Separately, an internal review carried out by a consultant for the university earlier this year found an additional 10 employees received overtime pay for hours they didn’t work as a way to still receive pay increases despite contractually imposed cost curbs. The university’s classified staff was required via collective bargaining to take salary freezes and unpaid furlough days during the 2009-11 and 2011-13 biennia due to state budget curbs.

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