Dal Fatcats

At a time when Nova Scotia Universities are facing deep cuts, administrative fatcats seem to be unaffected. To quote,

As the region’s largest university, not surprisingly the top wage packages are at Dalhousie. Last year, The Chronicle Herald reported that spending on salaries for the president and associate and assistant vice-presidents more than doubled from 2005 to 2010, going from just over $1.4 million to nearly $3.5 million. The top salary went to Dalhousie president Tom Traves, who was paid $363,418 in 2009 and 2010, according to documents the university provided.

And did you know that Dal Presidents continue to be paid even when they are not Presidenting?

Dalhousie’s former president Tom Traves, who retired in 2013, continues to get paid. In 2014-15 he received $457,521. But not because he did any work. It’s because of an administrative leave provision in his contract. That clause entitles him to an extra year of salary for every five years that he was president, a job he held for 18 years. Under the same arrangement Traves received $442,141 last year. Next year he can look forward to receiving a similar amount once again.

Taxpayers and students. Gotta love them.

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