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755 FAMU employees get checks late

The school has had many money problems.

Associated Press
Published February 27, 2007


TALLAHASSEE - More than 755 Florida A&M University employees were paid late this semester, the school has acknowledged.

Interim president Castell Bryant e-mailed Florida A&M trustees over the weekend with a status report on the payroll troubles, the latest in a series of financial and accounting problems at the university, the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported.

Staff and students working at the school's Writing Resources Center and campus newspaper have gone on strike and some adjunct professors resigned after going unpaid.

The university initially listed 455 unpaid employees, but Bryant's e-mail expanded the number by 300.

She wrote that more than 700 on-demand checks have been issued to those who missed their regular checks since Feb. 1. About 25 more are expected to be issued Wednesday and others next week.