Tuesday, February 28, 2006

"There is no accountability."

San Francisco Chronicle

UC failed to give regents required reports
Legal settlements, executive pay were to be disclosed

Todd Wallack, Tanya Schevitz, Chronicle Staff Writers

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The University of California's administration, under fire for paying employees more than it disclosed to the public, neglected to provide its governing body with required reports on legal settlements, senior managers' corporate board service and executive compensation, The Chronicle has learned.

UC officials are required to provide the reports to the Board of Regents annually under policies approved by the regents and the university's president. But regents have never received a list of legal settlements, and they haven't received the other reports in years.

"It's embarrassing,'' said Republican Sen. Abel Maldonado of Santa Maria (Santa Barbara County), a member of the Senate Education Committee, which held hearings this month into UC's pay practices after The Chronicle published a series of stories on the subject. "There is no accountability."


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No surprise here. There was no accountability regarding UC's mismanagement of LANL. Nor should we expect any accountability from them in their new partnership arrangement with Bechtel.

It really is as bad as it seems.
"Accountability...we don't need no stinking accountability here!" That used to be the unspoken motto at LANL. Now I understand why... like father (UC) like son (LANL).
The Celeste Rose mentioned in the article sounds like she could fit right in at LANL at a variety of levels.

"...UC Davis agreed to give her $50,000 plus a job that pays $205,000 a year with no job description or regular duties."
That even outdoes a certain AD's "moral officer".
So, a severence package with $50k cash and a $200k job arranged.

Hmmm, I wonder if they can find 10000 more like it? I'll settle for the cash.
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