Re: E-publish or perish

Stephanie Wilson (swilson@BIGCAT.MISSOURI.EDU)
Wed, 15 Jun 1994 10:12:53 -0500

On Tue, 14 Jun 1994, mike salovesh wrote:

> But most of us don't know that we're fighting over peanuts. Control
> of that information keeps most of us in line. (In fact, department
> personnel committees don't consider--they don't even get to see--
> current salaries as they make their recommendations for next year's
> raises, and there's no way for them to know how much of a raise will
> result from their recommendations.) The mystery shrouded in an
> enigma hidden in mist and kept in the shadows does have the effect of
> letting those who don't examine the system closely believe that there
> actually is a merit system in operation. All I can say is NOT!
> mike salovesh <>

There are ways of finding out faculty salaries for public institutions.
Here in Missouri, the state publishes the "blue" book every year which
lists all state employees, their positions and their salaries. (For some
unknown reason, the "blue" book is pink this year though). There should
be comparable listings in other states.

Stephanie Wilson