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Volume 27 Issue 18

Provost Area plans to shift funds from low to high priority units >

May 11th, 1995

Over the next five years, the Provost Area of the University will shift millions of dollars from low to high priority academic areas. For the fiscal year that begins July 1, the money shifted permanently with in the Provost Area will total nearly $7.5 million — 4 percent of the combined budgets of the area's […]

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Other areas also planning to tighten their budgets >

May 11th, 1995

While Pitt's Provost Area enters the budget-trimming phase of its long-range planning process, other areas of the University also are systematically tightening their belts. The planning and budgeting committee of the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences is developing a formula to prioritize academic programs in the six Health Sciences schools, said […]

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Health Science schools to remain under Provost Area, Maher says >

May 11th, 1995

Provost James Maher last week denied rumors that Pitt's six Health Sciences schools are seceding from the Provost's Area. What is happening, according to Maher, is that fiscal managers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the lower campus are sorting through the tangle of financial relationships among the Health Sciences schools, UPMC […]

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Decision still pending on Health Science search >

May 11th, 1995

Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor plans to name a new senior vice chancellor for Health Sciences soon, although negotiations with finalists are continuing, a Chancellor's office spokesperson said May 10. The search committee for the senior vice chancellor gave O'Connor a list of four finalists in late March. The new Health Sciences senior vice chancellor will […]

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Employee Assistance >

May 11th, 1995

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a long-time benefit to medical center employees that was extended to all University of Pittsburgh employees last fall, offers free, confidential counseling and referral services for personal and job-related problems. Staff members from EAP will contribute to this new Employee Assistance column, which will be published periodically throughout the year. […]

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Much of Staff Assembly devoted to discussion of reduced contract >

May 11th, 1995

Staff Association Council (SAC) was caught unaware at its Spring Assembly on May 4 when it was announced that the latest draft of the proposed appointment reduction policy calls for making permanent all changes in staff appointments from 12 months to 9 or 10 months. SAC Director of Communications Susan Selai told staff members attending […]

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Assembly objects to Pitt administration statement in medical benefit mailing >

May 11th, 1995

In a May 10 letter to University Senate President James Holland, Chancellor J. Dennis O'Connor said he regretted a paragraph that appeared in a recent medical benefits mailing to faculty and staff. But according to Holland, O'Connor's letter (which appears verbatim on this page, at the request of the Chancellor's office) does not satisfy a […]

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Text of O'Connor response to Holland >

May 11th, 1995

Dear Jim: I am writing in response to your letter of May 8, 1995 regarding the references to "committee input" contained in the brochure "Announcing Important Medical Benefits Changes" that recently was mailed to University faculty and staff. Having reviewed the passages in question, I recognize and regret the distortion that stems from linking the […]

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