Saturday, January 14, 2006

Big changes sought in how UC raises pay

Big changes sought in how UC raises pay
Regents asked to give president more power to set salary levels


Todd Wallack, Tanya Schevitz, Chronicle Staff Writers
Friday, January 13, 2006

The University of California's governing board will vote on a sweeping proposal next week to give President Robert Dynes the power to boost salaries for top executives by as much as $296,900 over three years without the board's approval.

UC says the proposal is part of a broad plan approved by the Board of Regents last year to make pay competitive with other top universities around the nation.

"The strategy is to attract and retain the highest quality academic, managerial and staff talent," the proposal reads.

UC officials have been under fire over their pay practices. In November, The Chronicle highlighted UC's practice of routinely paying some employees far more than disclosed to the public. Last year alone, UC gave employees hundreds of millions of dollars in extra pay on top of their salaries.

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