Friday, September 13, 2013

Texas Tech's Un-Ethics Point

Texas Tech University's lack of forthright communications and public accountability continues regarding administration's harsh actions relative to their longstanding feral cat colony on campus.

Ethics Point is a service TTU employs to give stakeholders, including employees, the opportunity to report unethical behavior on campus.  I made a report of animal cruelty and administrators outright lying in regards to removing feral cats from campus.  I submitted the report on August 27, 2013. 

Sep 02, 2013, 1:54 PM by TTU Administration
Comment: Thank you for using the Ethics Point reporting system
and for your additional information. We are currently
looking into this matter.

Sep 04, 2013, 7:39 PM by PEUReport
Reply: I request a formal reply to concerns stated in this report.

Sep 11, 2013, 11:00 PM by PEUReport
It's been two weeks since I submitted this concern. When might I hear something other than "we're looking into it?"
TTU's lack of response on this issue began well before my Ethics Point filing.  It continues unabated.  TTU is accountable to no one for broken promises, outright lies, breaking animal cruelty laws and having virtually no information on the scope of the problem.  Note the sheer irony detailed below:

The Texas Tech University System is committed to excellence at all levels and supports the highest degree of ethical conduct. In recognizing its obligation to students, employees, and constituents to maintain the highest ethical standards, Texas Tech has established a hotline to provide a confidential avenue for reporting.  
Apparently a concrete response to the hotline is also optional within Ethics Point.

Hugh Cronin's Community Cat War continues unabated.  Given Hugh's termination the offensive is now ably overseen by President Nellis.  He will control the manner, method and nature of TTU's various non-responses.   

Is this the work of an award winning facilities management department?  Hardly.

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