Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bonus Brouhaha at Free Library of Philadelphia

Source:  Wikipedia

Link to July 21 Philadelphia Daily News article, "Controller: Library chief not entitled to 236G".

Excerpt: Before the arrangement was ruled improper in mid-1999 by the then-city solicitor, Shelkrot was receiving a "supplemental retirement benefit" from the nonprofit foundation.

Then, after the Free Library Board of Trustees was unable to get Shelkrot a raise in 2000, he began receiving "periodic bonuses," according to a legal opinion from Smith to Chief Integrity Officer Joan Markman.

Smith wrote that the library's board of trustees was "determined to get around that prohibition and continue to pay Mr. Shelkrot the extra compensation that the Board believed he deserved.

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