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Volume 30 Issue 21

Most employees have no cause for panic when Pitt auditors come calling >

June 25th, 1998

Unless you've got something to hide, there's no reason to panic if the Internal Audit department schedules your unit for an audit, department staff emphasize. "Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, we put together a plan for conducting routine financial audits at an average of 30-35 units that year, in addition to performing […]

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Internal Audit: Watchdogs for University's money >

June 25th, 1998

John Elliott makes a point of sticking around his office on Friday afternoons. That's when people usually call him to report missing cash receipts, suspicious revenue shortfalls and other bookkeeping irregularities. Elliott is director of Pitt's Department of Internal Audit. He and his 11-member staff serve as in-house watchdogs over University finances. Routine, scheduled audits […]

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Staff Association Council elects 98-99 officers >

June 25th, 1998

The Staff Association Council (SAC) announced at its June 17 meeting that Rich Colwell had been elected president. Colwell, who has been a member of SAC for 12 of the 13 years he's worked at Pitt, is an electronics specialist III in the associate dean's office, School of Engineering. He had been vice president, steering, […]

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Each school would have representation on Assembly, under proposed change in bylaws >

June 25th, 1998

Each Pitt school would be directly represented on Faculty Assembly, under a proposed revision of University Senate bylaws. Also, each of the four regional campuses, the University Library System (ULS) and the Health Sciences Library System would elect representatives to the Assembly. Each unit would elect two representatives, except that: * The Faculty of Arts […]

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Children needing liver transplants face disadvantages under current system, Pitt surgeon tells Senate committee >

June 25th, 1998

Children awaiting liver transplantation are at a special disadvantage under the current allocation system, which favors local use of donated organs and often prevents children from receiving organs from pediatric donors, according to a Pitt surgeon citing data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). The transplant system is operated under federal contract by […]

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