maeby's comments are so true. why not leave some of these high paying administrative jobs vacant for a few more years instead of laying off the lowest paid people to save a few bucks? And yes, it will ruin their lives. Always take from the poorest so the rich can get richer.
September 27, 2013 at 5:53 p.m.
YSU cops are real cops. Yes, they carry a gun and they are required to have all the same certifications as ypd cops. Hope the layoffs are done fairly this time and not a witch hunt like last time when they targeted people they didn't like. It should be the most recently hired that are laid off not long term employees. and I agree with djechm. they need to stop hiring all the high salary administrators. Why aren't they laying off some of them? that is where the real waste is at YSU. and stop wasting money like on the Wick Pollock. shameful.
September 27, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.
Where does Harry Meschel get off calling the numbers provided by Chartwell "fallacious"? How does he justify that? He said he met with AVI and they are local and hire university graduates. Sounds to me like he's the one with an agenda here. He wants AVI to get the contract no matter what because they are local. Hmmmm. Isn't that what his agenda was in the last presidential search?And this new hiring policy is micromanaging at its best. Scott Shulick is right, the Board needs a reality check.
May 31, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.
"I have found the characteristics of the vast majority of academic administrators that I have worked with involve over-inflated egos that believe they are always right, power accumulation to justify positions that often contribute little value to the education process, rewarding supporters while demeaning those that are perceived as threats, the use of cutthroat politics to further careers without supporting performance evidence, hypocrisy that emphasizes decisions that benefits their own self-interest rather than educational quality, and the use of PR manipulation of potential alumni donors whose donations perpetuate their power bases within their university colleagues."
Your comments are so true. This is how administration at YSU works. Just remember, Mr. Tressel was not only a coach at YSU but also Athletic Director and as such, played a very prominent role in the administration.
January 23, 2013 at 2:44 p.m.
I agree with NoBS that it takes money to run a university and that much of the current budget problems for all public universities in Ohio is due to Kasich. However, there is much waste at YSU. They have no problem creating administrative positions which are not really needed and then paying these administrators 6 figure salaries. Then of course they need to hire assistants to help them do their new job. It's a total bureacracy. It's just disgusting. In the meantime, it's hard to get staff jobs filled and students are expected to pay more in tuition and it seems there an enless money pit to fund the Wick Ave mansion.
June 6, 2012 at 2:47 p.m.
I have to agree with Bertram. This is one of the stupidest things I've seen at YSU. The administration has been singing the song of "we have no money" for how long now. We heard it during the last contract talks with faculty and staff. But they keep hiring more administrators. Recently hired one at 6 figures to head up the computer area. This job was not needed. It had been vacant for some time and things were being well run. Now they plan to hire another one to fill a vice president job. Rumor mill has it that it was created with someone in mind. Another unnecessary position that has been vacant for quite a while. In the meantime, staff jobs that are needed go unfilled and students are expected to pick up the bill by paying for a "transportation" fee even if they don't drive on campus. Disgusting.
April 22, 2012 at 9:54 a.m.
I agree with fd6636. And to bgreene, public employees provide services to the taxpayers. Therefore, of course it is the taxpayers who have the burden of paying for these services. And please don't forget that public employees DO also contribute toward their retirements (10% of our salary), we do pay towards our health care (15% of premium). We are also taxpayers and therefore our tax money also pays for these services that we as well as the rest of the taxpayers benefit from.
April 10, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.
I wish both of them well. However, I agree with CompMan in one sense. Not sorry to see Dr. Russo leave as I feel he let the power of his position go to his head. In these last few years, I think he was working more to feed his own ego than to help improve labor/management relations.
March 23, 2012 at 4:26 p.m.
@db" I gotta pay my own way and I gotta pay yours too? You want healthcare & you want retirement benefits but you refuse to pay for them and demand that we pay for you. "This is simply not true. MOST public employees do not make big salaries (the examples in this article are typical public employees). They DO pay for their pensions (10% of their salary). Most do pay for their health care, some pay on the low end but some pay 15% or more of the premium and have paid that amount for quite a whie. The abuses in the public sector are almost all at the top. The double dippng, the "pick up" of pensions, the huge salaries are at the TOP. SB5 will do NOTHING to stop these abuses. They have exempted these non-unon positons from the provisions of the bill, so these same abuses will continue. Our governor is the prime example. He and his cronies will continue to pilage the taxpayers. But he will continue to look for a scapegoat and try to blame the little guy for all the state's financial problems. Don't fall for this propoganda.
VOTE NO ON ISSUE 2
October 30, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.
I agree with much of what is stated in this article. "It is difficult not to conclude that nearly half of the voting faculty has either a tenuous grasp on the economics of the day or an inflated sense of their own value in the market place." This sttement also applies to the administration. Let's see if they will be true leaders now. I wonder if they will "recognize the hard reality" pointed out in the article. Stop the wasteful spending there. The employees have done their part, now let's see the administration buckle up and do the same. There is a supposed hiring freeze going on now. I hope we will not see unnecessary high level administrative jobs being created and filled to reward people. Like those they recently tried to push through to get two new assistants for a high level administrator who apparently can't do the job he was hired to do. Stop the game playing so everyone can move forward.
October 9, 2011 at 10:55 a.m.