Thursday, July 10, 2008

UC Regents Rethink Hiring Rules After Scandal

By Chris Thompson
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 7:51 AM

When UC Berkeley rehired its police chief immediately after she retired, the story infuriated lawmakers and members of the general public. After all, top cop Victoria Harrison got her $2.1 million retirement package up front, got another payment of $552,000 over ten years, and was rehired with a six-figure salary. Now, embarrassed members of the UC Regents plan to clarify rules about when and how retired employees can go back on the job, in order to satisfy a public already inflamed by university compensation scandals. Under the new rules, retired employees could only come back for a year, and must work part-time. Of course, it's too late to do anything about Victoria Harrison's deal.

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