Friday, May 19, 2017

Oversee and Don't Know...

Some coverage of second day of the 'nothing to see here- move along, dog and pony show koolaid drinkers':

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/UC-regents-defend-Napolitano-thank-auditor-for-11157476.php
Includes:
"Kudos on this tremendous improvement,” Regent Bonnie Rees congratulated the staff, then peppered Napolitano’s chief operating officer, Rachel Nava, with questions about the document that revealed just how confusing it was.

Nava promised the budgets would be easier to understand as more changes were made.

But the regents realized that if they approved the president’s new budget, they would be rubber-stamping it in the dark — just as they’d done in the past.

In the end, the regents approved the budget on a contingent basis. They directed the finance committee to study every line of it and said they would take it up again in July.

Regent Dick Blum, a financier, voted against that plan. He said: “We think we know what we’re doing, but we’re simply kidding ourselves.”"

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NBC local:

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Earlier, this interview with Napolitano:



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UCOP seems to have hired all the Cal Berkeley admin failings- and they are paying them $200,000 and $400,000 and up ...
Folks who in the CSA report could not answer basic questions even after being in their jobs for two + years..

Folks who rolled out campus shared services debacle that in large part took down Dirks (whom they glaringly did not give a standing O at his recognition goodbye moment in open session) and the creators of Op Ex and offensive PR moves now at the helm of UCOP budget and largest expenditures...

It would be comical but:

Current UC Chair Lozano in her community message on the UC Audit:
"I and my colleagues on the board oversee all the exemplary work that you do"...

Then also tell us after sitting for fifteen years on the UC Regents board:

"We think we know what we’re doing, but we’re simply kidding ourselves.”"

-Btw, they've elected Kieffer to become UC Regent chair in July...

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Also see:
A FACULTY OVERVIEW OF THE UC BUDGET--TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
http://utotherescue.blogspot.com/2017/05/a-faculty-overview-of-uc-budget-tenth.html





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