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  • 12% California unemployment: University of California awards pay increase.

    08/19/2011 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Moravecglobal · 2 replies
    Self | Self
    California Democrats, Republicans face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. UC President Yudof has faculty eat cake
  • Less Academics(but not diversity programs), More Narcissism

    07/15/2011 4:36:22 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7/14/2011 | Heather MacDonald
    The University of California is cutting back on many things, but not useless diversity programs. California’s budget crisis has reduced the University of California to near-penury, claim its spokesmen. “Our campuses and the UC Office of the President already have cut to the bone,” the university system’s vice president for budget and capital resources warned earlier this month, in advance of this week’s meeting of the university’s regents. Well, not exactly to the bone. Even as UC campuses jettison entire degree programs and lose faculty to competing universities, one fiefdom has remained virtually sacrosanct: the diversity machine. Not only have...
  • UC Budget Challenges Start At Top

    11/21/2009 6:43:59 PM PST · by hoguenews · 4 replies · 409+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 20, 2009 | Nick Kump
    Being only a few years removed from college, I have a unique perspective on the fee hikes that the UC Board of Regents approved earlier this week. A previous article on HOGUE NEWS comprehensively covered the waste that exists in the University of California, but there are still several glaring problems with the UC, some of which can easily be solved. To begin with, all of the members of the Board of Regents are appointed by the governor to serve a 12-year term on the board. Many times the individuals on this board are no more qualified than you or...
  • "UC System Flunks rate Increase Test"

    11/19/2009 3:53:17 PM PST · by hoguenews · 6 replies · 362+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    The UC Board of Regents has decided to raise statewide fees some 32-percent, while ignoring their own fiscal waste, inner-circle intelligencia perks and favors, and continual funding of the egregious UC Labor Institute. Suffer the students, let them eat cake. College rates across the country are paying higher tuitions, as state budgets evaporate inside of a recession. But nowhere are the increases as dramatic as they are in California. Earlier this year the CSU System increased their fees by 32-precent as well. If you are a college student in California, there is nowhere to hide. In two steps over the...
  • "UC System Hikes Fees 32%, While Funding Union Institute"

    11/19/2009 7:53:31 AM PST · by hoguenews · 1 replies · 317+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    Considering the hike today at UC Board; why are they not defunding the millions directed toward their Labor Institute? Read more... The unions propaganda machine is alive and well, due to the mandates from politicians, threats from union bosses and the overall sock-puppets called the UC Board of Regents. The students that journey through these programs at Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses volunteer their time to benefit the liberal politicians, partisan political agendas, initiative campaigning and efforts of the public employee unions of California. I remember running across many of these students in 2003, organizing anti-recall protests at signature gathering...
  • CA: Too sweet a deal - Retirees rehired in new UC pay scandal

    12/12/2008 8:57:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 832+ views
    sa ^ | 12/12/08 | Editorial
    When Robert Dynes departed as president of the University of California, we hoped his pattern of outlandish compensation for his staff and others would depart with him. It didn't. It merely took another form, which became public in April when UC Berkeley Police Chief Victoria Harrison retired with a lump-sum package of $2.1 million and was immediately rehired as UC Berkeley police chief with higher pay than she had earned before her retirement. At the least, Harrison's rehiring broke the UC regents' rules, which limit retirees to one year of work and no more than 19 hours a week. It...
  • CA: Big raises for CSU, UC executives prompt bill (High-earning state employees' pay may be frozen)

    12/04/2008 11:09:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 356+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 12/4/08 | James P. Sweeney
    SACRAMENTO — – Fed up with large pay raises for executives of California's public universities, the chairman of the Assembly's higher-education committee introduced legislation yesterday that would freeze salaries of state employees who make more than $150,000 a year. The measure specifically includes executives and other high-paid officials at the California State University system. It urges the University of California system – which enjoys constitutional autonomy – to impose the same restraints. “I've been pretty outraged by CSU's and UC's continued executive-compensation practices during a time of, first, budget uncertainty and now full-blown crisis,” said committee Chairman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena....
  • CA: Severance, new UC job for aide in pay scandal

    11/27/2008 7:43:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 527+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/26/08 | Jim Doyle
    The University of California's governing Board of Regents, struggling last week to avert drastic state budget cuts and forestall tuition increases, approved a $100,202 severance package for Linda Williams, a close aide to former UC President Robert Dynes and a figure in the university's 2005 salary scandal. The severance is being paid to Williams several months after she left her job in the UC Office of the President in Oakland and took a higher-paying position on May 1 a few miles away at the UC Berkeley campus. Her payout was granted last Thursday - one day after the regents spent...
  • UC Execs Still Getting Perks Despite Criticism

    05/25/2007 3:12:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 413+ views
    ap on cbs5.com ^ | 5/25/07 | AP
    (AP) OAKLAND University of California executives are still getting additional compensation despite withering criticism from lawmakers and others. Officials of the 10-campus system came under fire when it was revealed they had quietly been paying executives millions above their reported salaries. Since then, administrators have overhauled their system to make sure the decisions are made publicly and with the proper authority, but they haven't stopped the extra compensation. UC officials say they have to make the exceptions to stay competitive in the job market. In the 15 months following the revelations, first reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, more than...
  • CA: Somebody, please do the math on UC pay

    11/26/2006 10:32:33 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 725+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | 11/26/06 | Editorial
    Here's a quick word problem for students at the University of California to ponder: If university fees go up every year at the same rate as the increased bonuses and perks for UC executives do, at what point will California fall into the ocean? The correct answer, of course, is, Huh? The problem doesn't make sense, but then neither does the fact that despite the controversy over out-of-control salaries and benefits for UC's top managers, they still manage to lavish themselves with more while cranking up student costs. A recent report indicating that extra employee compensation costs rose $916 million...
  • CA: University of California board tightens fiscal controls

    11/16/2006 3:59:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 297+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/16/06 | Michelle Locke - ap
    LOS ANGELES Embarrassed by revelations that some executives got pricey perks on the quiet, University of California board members are tightening their grip on the system's finances. UC regents exhibited a new, more activist approach this week as they met at UCLA, asking pointed questions about the budgeting process and voting Thursday to take control of UC President Robert C. Dynes' office budget. Dynes, who has accepted responsibility for the compensation irregularities, is voluntarily giving up a raise this year because of the controversy, saying "the buck stops on my desk." Despite the problems, board Chairman Gerald Parsky said Dynes...
  • CA: UC Regents Retroactively OK Executive Raises and Perks Flagged by Auditors

    09/22/2006 9:27:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 211+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/22/06 | Rebecca Tronson
    SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California's regents took further steps Thursday to try to resolve its long-running controversy over executive compensation, in many cases by giving retroactive approvals for deals previously granted without the required board signoff or disclosure. The corrective actions came in response to several audits last spring that detailed scores of instances in which UC leaders had failed to follow their own policies in granting additional pay or benefits to top managers. In most, the extras were provided without explicit regent approval. Those audits followed media reports that the university system had given millions in bonuses,...
  • CA: CSU, UC leaders promise candor on executive pay

    09/19/2006 7:42:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 228+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/19/06 | Michelle Locke - ap
    BERKELEY Leaders of California's public universities, roiled by reports that some top officials were quietly paid millions, are pledging to be more open about executive pay. At the California State University trustees' meeting in Long Beach on Tuesday, Chancellor Charles Reed endorsed a proposal to make sure the system's board members and the public knows about compensation deals given to departing executives. Meanwhile, officials at the University of California said they would be more public about setting salaries for the top ranks. "UC has an obligation to be open and accessible to the public, and the university is committed to...
  • CA: New head of campus diversity at Cal heading for big paycheck

    08/30/2006 10:00:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 478+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 8/30/06 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has just announced he's creating the new post of vice chancellor for equity and inclusion -- a job that not only has an impressive title, but an equally impressive salary of between $182,000 and $282,000 a year. Plus an office budget in excess of $4 million. The goal isn't so much to recruit more minorities but rather to ensure students, faculty and staff are "fully respected for their individuality and what they represent," Birgeneau said. Birgeneau said the aim is "to prize our diversity and learn from it and to appreciate people for being part...
  • CA: UC Berkeley chancellor creates new post aimed at diversity

    08/24/2006 6:21:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 594+ views
    University of California, Berkeley, Chancellor Robert Birgeneau is creating a top-level post to focus on keeping the campus fair and welcoming. Birgeneau said he wants to make sure there is equal opportunity for students, faculty and staff regardless of religion, sexual orientation, race, gender or whether someone has a disability or not. "I very strongly believe that every single person (should) feel that this is a place where they belong, where they are respected for their individuality, for what they represent and their background," Birgeneau said Wednesday in announcing the new position at a back-to-school briefing. A national search is...
  • CA: Lawyer, doctor picked as UC regents - Governor appoints Republicans, both alumni of system

    08/19/2006 6:47:14 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 681+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 19, 2006
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed two well-connected Southern California Republicans to the University of California Board of Regents on Friday, filling two vacancies on the 26-member body. William De La Pena, 52, is a prosperous ophthalmologist in Whittier (Los Angeles County) with chains of eye clinics serving Latino communities in East Los Angeles and Santa Ana. Bruce Varner, 69, a civically involved Redlands lawyer whose clients include grocery chain Stater Brothers, is a friend and contributor to longtime Republican Rep. Jerry Lewis of Redlands (San Bernardino County). Lewis, who is under federal investigation for his ties to lobbyists and contractors, wrote...
  • CA: Judge: UC can't decide executive pay packages behind doors

    08/04/2006 12:09:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 351+ views
    BERKELEY A judge has ruled that University of California regents can't decide how much to pay top executives behind closed doors, although they may hold discussions on the issue in private. The ruling this week by Alameda County Superior Court Judge Winifred Smith came in response to a suit by the San Francisco Chronicle. The newspaper sought to make the compensation committee of UC's Board of Regents discuss executive pay in public. Previously, committees have arrived at recommendations on executive pay in private and then the full board has voted on those recommendations in public. Smith ruled that regents' committees...
  • CA: Easy spending (UC System approved large raises for top executives last week)

    07/28/2006 8:46:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 7/28/06 | Editorial
    The University of California's Board of Regents should show more respect for the taxpayers. The UC system is embroiled in a scandal over secret compensation deals and lavish perks. So what do the regents do last week? Approve large raises for top executives. Few of us would begrudge UC employees a modest raise to cover the rising cost of living. But the regents last week approved $770,000 in raises for 71 UC executives, some getting pay hikes of as much as 15 percent. "They have the greatest disparity to the comparable positions elsewhere," Judith Hopkinson, chairman of the regents' compensation...
  • CA: Illegal immigrants find room at colleges - UC system has supported policy

    07/24/2006 12:02:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 991+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/24/06 | Juliana Barbassa - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – When he started high school, Matias Bernal's English was so limited he stumbled over the words for numbers and colors. Four years later, he was on the wait list at Princeton. Bernal is an illegal immigrant from Mexico City. Without access to financial aid, grants and most scholarships, he had to push aside the Ivy League brochures and prepare to attend California State University Fresno, where he can live with family and pay tuition with money from jobs he is not supposed to have. “I was crushed,” he said. About 65,000 illegal immigrants graduate from U.S. high...
  • CA: UC regents allow dozens of executives to keep improper pay

    07/21/2006 8:19:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 390+ views
    The University of California's Board of Regents created three high-ranking jobs to supervise the system's troubled finances Thursday, the same day it agreed to let about 60 top executives keep some $1 million in extra compensation they weren't supposed to get. The regents retroactively approved the raises and other perks, most of which audits had revealed were obtained by the president's office without going through the proper channels. Three separate audits - performed by the Bureau of State Audits, an outside firm and the university's internal auditor - were launched after the San Francisco Chronicle reported that executives were getting...