Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oh for heaven's sake!

I might have majorly screwed up in my conference budgeting and planning.

If your department has funds available for you to attend a conference "once per year", which definition of "year" do you think they are using?

A) Calendar year
B) Fiscal year
C) One year from the last time you used department funds to attend a conference.
D) Academic year

I thought B, but apparently the department meant C. I've been working under the definition of B for months in my planning. I went to submit my paperwork today and found out I might not be able to get the funds. I think I blanched.

Now I have to send a $600 email to the department head.


Alyssa said...

Ouch! I would have assumed B as well!

EcoGeoFemme said...

Terrible! C would have been my LAST pick. Hopefully your department head is more reasonable than that rule!

Karina said...

It's all good! I emailed the department head, and it turns out that he too intended it to be once per fiscal/academic year, not one year since the last request! It was the person I spoke to yesterday who was mistaken. What a relief!