Sixteen Sacramento city firefighters were paid an extra $50,000 cumulatively for higher education credits they earned from online schools that often grant degrees with little or no course work or classroom study, a newspaper reported.
Their 5 percent raises were stopped after fire officials began investigating when a dozen more firefighters applied for the pay hikes, according to city payroll records and other documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee under the California Public Records Act.
Monday, October 08, 2007
FOI At Work...Online Credits
Posted by National Freedom of Information Coalition at 9:55 PM
Labels: firefighters, FOI at work
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Hmmm. Kinda like a King County (Seattle) sheriff's candidate that I outed.
Getting a pay premium from a diploma mill.
Not nearly enough of this kind of FOIA work...thanks for the link!
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