Guilds Vice-President (Finance & Societies), John James, has been unable to complete the final cheque run for Club and Society Officers due to a backlog in the ICU Finance Office. Despite making time to process cheques in a busy coursework schedule, James has not received the support needed from Finance Staff who were not available this morning despite the imminence of the end of term claims deadline.
Club Officers, who had handed in their receipts on time for claims to be processed before the Easter Break, could now be faced with a cash shortage over the Easter Break. The bridging time between loan payments could now be more difficult due to the Finance Office preventing the VPFS from collecting the cheque book. Initially, James went to collect the cheque book on Wednesday, as usual, but was not allowed to take it because a fortnights worth of cheques had still not been processed. Returning at 11:00am this morning, in an attempt to squeeze in the cheque run before travelling home for the holiday, he was greeted by an absence of staff to issue the cheque book.
In an email to all CGCU Club Officers, James has apologised for being unable to process the remaining claims. However, once again the fault does not lie with hard working volunteer officers but is an inherent problem with a lack of adequate support from an inefficient Finance Department. Depending on the availibility of staff, completion of cheques will now be at the discretion of CGCU President, Mark Mearing-Smith.