compensation

DPI’s highest compensated employees get richer

By   /  May 9, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The Wisconsin Retirement System paid its fund managers bonuses totaling $13.1 million over four years while refusing to pay state retirees $3.1 billion in cost of living increases, a Wisconsin Reporter investigation shows.

MADISON, Wis. – The past two years have been good to high level administrators in State Superintendent Tony Evers’ Department of Public Instruction. More than half of the employees working in Evers’ office received bonuses in the past two years.

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Benefits are driving high personnel costs in Philadelphia schools

By   /  April 24, 2014  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Benefits are the root of increased personnel costs in the School District of Philadelphia.

Benefits for district employees are valued, on average, at 40 percent of the cost of salaries.

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Universities claim bulk of Kansas’ 1,000 highest-paid state employees

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Kansas, WatchBlog  /  4 Comments

CONSOLIDATED CASH: Of Kansas' 1,000 highest-paid state employees, 954 -- more than 95 percent -- work for a public university.

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — With all the talk lately about whether state universities are making good use of public funds, I became curious about one of the biggest expense any organization incurs: staff salaries.
And the figure I uncovered is nothing short of eye-popping.
Of the 1,000 highest-paid public employees in Kansas last year, [...]

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Lawmakers rack up per diem in May

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Pennsylvania, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

FIRST PLACE: Rep. Longietti collected the most per diems in May 2013.

Pennsylvania lawmakers in May collected more than $156,500 in per diem, with Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, leading the pack.

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Average faculty salaries top 100k at UVA

By   /  April 8, 2013  /  News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

The average faculty member at UVA earns $109,400 a year, or $138,400 with benefits.

Salaries at Virginia’s public four-year universities haven’t exactly skyrocketed in recent years, but faculty at some of the commonwealth’s more ‘prestigious’ universities are still doing OK.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Walker took 54 'personal' days from Jan.-Oct.

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Wisconsin  /  13 Comments

By Kirsten Adshead | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker took 54 personal days, not including weekends, through the first 10 months of 2012, a Wisconsin Reporter analysis shows.

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