From the LA Times: Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said. The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public sessions held around the country — and the only … Continue reading No silver bullet?
From time to time, we have complained about newspapers that feel compelled to print public payrolls - pay and names - on the grounds that the information is available. We have noted that with some exceptions for top executives, such publication is an invasion of privacy and invites identity theft. The newspaper answer is always … Continue reading It does no good but we’ll say it again…
In an August 8th op ed entitled “Our Next Governor Must Weigh in on State's Right to Shield Personal Data” in the Sacramento Bee, senior editor Dan Morain reports on attempts to protect Internet privacy. Basically, the piece notes that high-tech firms take the position that the state should not get into the business of … Continue reading More on Posting of All UC Salaries
As is well known, state salaries are posted on websites available from such sources as the Sacramento Bee. You can go to the Bee website and find salary by name of a particular employee, including UC employees.Last October, I wrote an op ed for UCLA Today asking why the Bee thought it was a good … Continue reading Posting Salaries
The database described below should get an award for being user-unfriendly. However, it does include UCLA and I did succeed (somewhat) in obtaining some data from it. I invite anyone with more patience to see what might be uncovered. Follow the directions as best you can. The database is at:http://www.tcs-online.org/Reports/Report.aspxAn excerpt from a description from … Continue reading Database on Higher Ed Including UCLA