HOD's have power and control over resources. This means that the HOD can determine if you get a support for a TA/RA/GA, you get space, travel money or other resources.
I have in writing that the HOD has promised a certain type of support. However, now that it is time to give the support all I am getting is stall-game.
I don't know how to deal with this situation. Note that I am a TT guy who hasn't gotten tenure yet. So what I do has to be in this context.
How do you approach/deal with situation with the HOD so that you get what you need or want or as in this case promised.
(I really hope that I had training in this context as well when I was a postdoc. But my postdoc advisor was a very good person and was always there to support and keep his word)