Sunday, June 14, 2015

CUSD Support Staff Denied Pay Increase; Admin Pay Increases Upheld

FIRST POSTED JULY 2014

For the record: (Last night 7/22)
The CUSD Board of Trustees voted 

1. To deny support staff a cost of living pay increase

2. To uphold the substantial pay increases ($16,000.000--each) of 2 administrators (while exploring the validity of their current job descriptions)


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Echoed Words in the CUSD Workplace



Favoritism:

The practice of giving unfair preferential treatment to one person or group at the expense of another.

The disposition to favor and promote the interest of one person or family to the neglect of others having equal claims; partiality.

A display of partiality toward a favored person or group.The state of being held in special favor.

Cronyism:

Favoritism shown to old friends without regard for their qualifications, as in political appointments to office.

In regards to government, politics & diplomacy: the practice of appointing friends to high-level political posts regardless of their suitability.

Favoritism shown to friends and associates (as by appointing them to positions without regard for their qualifications).


Nepotism:

Favoritism shown or patronage granted to relatives, as in business.

Favoritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship.

Patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics: She was accused of nepotism when she made her nephew an officer of the firm.



Transparency:

In a democracy, transparency should be defined as disclosure and discussion.

Providing information about an issue, event, project, policy, program etc. and then providing a way for people to find and view that information.

Openness, accountability, and honesty define government transparency. In a free society, transparency is government's obligation to share information with citizens. It is at the heart of how citizens hold their public officials accountable.

Governments exist to serve the people. Information on how officials conduct the public business and spend taxpayers’ money must be readily available and easily understood. This transparency allows good and just governance.

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