Hospital Revenue Accounts for Half of UC Pay Increases
About 50% of pay increases to University of California personnel in 2006 were derived from professional fees and revenue from clinical operations at the system's teaching hospitals, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
A preliminary report that the UC Board of Regents released on Wednesday found that payments above regular salary and overtime increased by $73 million to $916 million from 2005, a rise of 9%. About 80% of the extra compensation was paid to academic employees, including two deans of UC medical schools.
Thomas Cesario, dean of UC-Irvine's medical school, was paid $100,000 above his $297,275 base salary.
Gerald Levey, vice chancellor and dean of UCLA's medical school, was paid $215,916 in extra compensation. His base salary is $327,499.
The report found that extra compensation for 185 senior managers at UC increased to $7.17 million from $7 million in 2005. The extra compensation included $1.1 million in payments related to health sciences.
UC did not say how many of its 233,778 employees received extra compensation (Schevitz, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/8).
UC Regents Chair Gerald Parsky said there was nothing "inherently inappropriate" about the increase in overall payroll or extra compensation (Trounson, Los Angeles Times, 11/9).
The Chronicle reports that a more detailed compensation analysis is due in December (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/9).