Our universally acclaimed Governor has promulgated a budget clawback executive order, which was passed on to us individual OU faculty without any guidance about which parts, if any, apply to us.
What applies is an open question because State appropriations only provide 15-20% of OU's budget, thus limiting what can be clawed back.
The parts that have attracted faculty attention are these bits:
So the question is, do I have to notify the State in writing when I renew my Econometric Society membership?
Or, if another school or organization pays my expenses to come and give a seminar (which I have coming up at least 3 times next semester) do I have to inform the State and get permission from the Governor?
I'm not sure who to blame most, Fallin for the unparseable XO, or the OU administration for just forwarding it to us with no interpretation or guidance.
However, in this matter, as in most other such cases I have encountered along my life's journey, I will practice my usual passive civil disobedience.
Bartleby the Economist!