FAU Chief Financial Officer Dismissive of Call for Accountability

December 26, 2010. Says Payroll “not required” to promptly address mistakes made in faculty salaries

RE: Letter attached
Thursday, December 23, 2010 2:56 PM
From: “Dennis Crudele”
To: “James Tracy”
Cc: “Diane Alperin”

Mr. Tracy,

Thank you very much for the concerns your expressed regarding the payroll calculation error for retroactive pay increases for some faculty. It was extremely important to promptly address this error and to notify those affected employees of the problem and corrective actions being taken before paychecks were received. While not required to do so, the Payroll Office took extraordinary steps to correct the situation that occurred within one payroll period, keeping us within this tax year. [Our emphasis.]

I agree that communication is a key element in the success of any organization. The University did in fact take quick action to correct this payroll error and did notify those affected employees. I appreciate your request that more detail be provided to faculty if similar situations arise in the future.

Dennis Crudele

Dennis Crudele
Sr. Vice President for Financial Affairs
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
ADM 345 Boca Raton, FL 33431
561.297.2772 (FAX)

From: James Tracy
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 10:25 AM
To: Dennis Crudele
Cc: Diane Alperin
Subject: Letter attached

Dear Mr. Crudele,

I am also sending the attached via US post. However, I wanted to make sure that this reaches you before the week-long holiday break.


James Tracy
President, United Faculty of Florida, Florida Atlantic University
PO Box 812211
Boca Raton, FL 33481

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Hey dude, where’s my retroactive raise money?