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Speaks for itself:

A Personal Message from UC President Mark Yudof: Get Furloughed!

Selected responses (anonymized):

My thanks for all you are doing. I am grateful.
(UCLA)

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Great work. You are doing an invaluable service.
(UC-AFT)

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Someone forwarded to me your letter to Yudof, and I wanted to express my great appreciation to you for taking the time to research the issues and write your excellent letter.

I have forwarded it to _______ at the _______ (and others), asking _______. In the meanwhile, I look forward to when staff, faculty, students unite throughout all UC campuses to take back control of this great public institution from the scoundrels currently feeding at the trough (euphemism).
(UCB)

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Thank you for your amazing letter. Thank you for doing this work and for stating the results of your research so clearly. I will do what I can to call folks' attention to it.
(UCD)

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This is wonderful. Thank you -- and keep fighting the good fight.
(UCSD)

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Many thanks for this wonderful tool and your work on this project
(UCD)

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I'm so proud of you!
(mom)

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Great work. Let's see what others have to say. You might post responses somewhere.
(UCD)

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brilliant! I am forwarding far and wide
(UCD)

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Do you mind if I send this to some union reps?
(UCSD)

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great - thank you! now more relevant than ever - to law suits!
(UCSB)

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[Thanks] for taking to time to show some analysis on what is so evident to anyone with 1/2 a brain. This is great. Really good detail. I'm going to pass it around to other folks.
(UPTE)

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I think your analysis is excellent. Thank you for taking time to do this!
(UCD)

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Fantastic job! Congratulations. We need more young activists like you. I'll spread the message
(UCD)

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Holy smacks! I am impressed, and delighted to be wrong. Looks to me like you're making a splash with this one. Good for you.
(other)

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Thanks so much for your analysis. I have shared it with many colleagues at UCLA as well as with my AFT Local. I also sent it to the school newspaper.
(UCLA)

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Thank you for your work on the analysis you have circulated.
(UCSC)

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Impressive - the bigger salaries might not not go out to eat one night a week and the little salaries might NOT EAT one night a week - It REALLY is a big difference - but if you ask those making far more - they disagree. Thank you for doing this - it does really open my eyes to the lack of justification.
(UCD)

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they're schmucks! thanks for this exquisite work. people really appreciate it (cuz, most of us are dopes when it comes to the math).
(UCD)

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You are incredible for putting this together for us!!!!! I have always known it to be unfair, but seeing the spread sheet and all of it detailed and in print really brings it to light. Plus all the comments too that are helpful.
(UCD)

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wow. great job! i am not sure i understand all of it, but i think i do know the bottom line.
(UCD)

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Just a quick note of thanks for your stunning analysis of what is, in my view, financial malfeasance.

Have you been in touch with the press/media with your analysis?

A bit delicate, of course, in not wanting to appear indulgent when there are those outside UC in dire straights in greater numbers. I assume it would be a matter of framing in terms of mis-management...

A (jet-lagged, in Japan) thought.
(UCB)

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Something else to stress, over and above the numbers, is the obscenity of the least-paid people doing the most work around here. Who works harder or longer than a lady I know making $38K/yr (before cuts)? Evenings and weekends on top of her daily secretarial work, which often lasts ten hours or more. With lay-offs, people like this colleague have been obliged to pick up the slack. And we're cutting THEM??? Cheers--
(UCLA)

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This is a gift - - thank you for your candor, time, tact, and might I add brilliance?
(LBNL)

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I just wanted to congratulate you on the letter you sent through regarding the paycuts. It's a strong analysis and much needed.
(UCD)

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Hats off to you for your killer analysis of the UC paycut and furlough plan.
The University of Maryland staff is facing its own budgetary armageddon on Labor Day (fitting, isn't it?).
Our top salaries may not be as stratospheric as some of the UC employees, but we've got plenty in the Century Club ($100K +).
They are still living "la vida Marie Antoinette."
I have passed your email along to many of the University of Maryland activists. Hopefully it will spur some into action before the lowest paid are forced to pay the price for the excesses of the top ten percent.
Again, many thanks for the great work.
(UMD)

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Thanks for all of your work on this.
I am dismayed at your results have not been more fully recognized by OP.
(UCI)

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Just read your letter to President Yudof. Thank you so much for doing the research needed to compile this letter! My salary is so pitiful (a little under $40,000 per year) yet I make the School of Medicine so much money in finding and correcting coding/billing errors for our professional ______ and ______ specialties at the UC______ Medical Center.

[...] And I must also tell you as regards the six figure salary earners: Our last director here made approx $250,000.00 per year in addition to his moving expenses paid and his car allowance. All I ever saw him do was play around on the internet checking on the value of his baseball cards from day to day and attending meetings with Dr ______ and dept chairs over at the medical center. Just so you get an idea of what OUR high paid execs Do here at UC______.

Thank you for your time. I just circulated your letter to several of my coworkers and they are responding so I'd like to read what they think. Have a great day and thank you for sticking up for us.
(campus withheld)

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUDGET CUT ANALYSIS AND LETTER TO MR. YUDOF, IT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED AND WE THE EMPLOYEES OF THIS INSTITUTION WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU!

TALK ABOUT GETTING CAUGHT WITH YOUR HAND IN THE COOKIE JAR....

BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU AGAIN
(UCI)

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Salary data are identical to those from public records requests by the San Francisco Chronicle. The Chronicle described the 2005 data as follows, which probably applies to later data as well:

In addition to salaries, total pay includes overtime, bonuses, housing allowances, relocation allowances, administrative stipends, revenue sharing and more than a dozen other types of cash compensation. It does not include health or retirement benefits.
The Sacramento Bee explains the numbers further (paraphrased):
Results are the actual amounts paid to workers during the year, according to the UC system. Since this data looks back in time -- it has to for overtime to show up -- those who worked only part of the year will see their actual earnings for the year, not how much they will eventually make over 12 months. Gross pay includes overtime, bonuses, housing allowances, sick leave payout, vacation payout and multiple other forms of cash compensation. Some workers promoted toward the end of the year will see their old job titles listed here.
Unfortunately, some errors do exist, and have been acknowledged by UC:

Thank you for the information you supplied on possible errors in the way that earnings were summarized in the Calendar Year 2007 and 2008 UC salary data. We have looked at the program that was used for those years and have learned that earnings for employees with the exact same name at the same location were indeed added together under only one employee name and title. We have modified the program so that this will not occur when we produce the 2009 calendar year data. I appreciate your help in identifying this error and apologize for the inaccurate data that was provided.
- Karla Holmberg, Information Resources and Communications, UC Office of the President

You asked whether corrected versions of past systemwide earnings reports will be done. Because the public is most interested in recent earnings for current employees, and the error that you found affected less than 0.5 % of the employees in the report, corrected versions of past reports will not be done.
- Stella Ngai, Director, Public Records and Information, UC Office of the President

Some examples of the errors:

2007–2010 data represent their respective calendar years. 2006 is actually fiscal year 2005-2006, 2005 is fiscal year 2004-2005, and 2004 is fiscal year 2003-2004. Explanation: These are the reports that UCOP has made freely available.

"Extra Pay" is the amount between base and gross, excluding overtime pay.

Data include employee pay that may not be affected by the proposed furlough plan (e.g. full federal grant).

*The following records have been omitted, in order not to include students and casual employees:

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(All records are included at the moment, due to database issues.)

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