Top Executive Pay Should Be Under More Scrutiny

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As a recent graduate of UC Berkeley, I have been following the recent protests and budget crisis. I received the chancellor's e-mail last week about reducing existing costs at the campus though the Operational Excellence (OE) program.

While I understand that everyone needs to make sacrifices, including temporary reductions, should not the chancellor and other top-ranking salary administrators also take temporary reductions?

I looked at, to see what UC Berkeley employees make and, last year, there were seven administrators that made more than $445,000 annually. To put it in perspective, President Obama is paid $400,000 a year-and what a job he has!

As a show of support to the university and public education, these top-earning administrators and employees should reduce their own pay "temporarily." Leading by example would make everyone feel that this is a unified effort to make it through the budget crisis. Otherwise, I see wealthy administrators and employees slashing the salaries of those that really need it, those that make less than $40,000 a year.

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