Chiang Requests Pay Data From Community Colleges

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Friday, August 5, 2011

State Controller John Chiang is asking California's 72 community college districts to submit information on employee pay to the database he is compiling of local government salaries.

The Bee reported in February that executive pay, perks and retirement benefits vary tremendously among the districts. Compensation for chancellors of the state's 15 largest districts ranges from $228,000 in Ventura County to more than $390,000 for Sacramento's Brice Harris. Car allowances range from zero to $950 a month.

But that information is available only by requesting it from 72 independent districts. That will change if the districts cooperate with a request from Chiang and Jack Scott, chancellor of the state's community college system.

They say the colleges will receive reporting instructions in October 2011 and will be asked to report the information by April 2012.

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