UC Berkeley Chancellor Will Be Paid for Doing Nothing

Aug 11, 2017

The former chancellor of UC Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks, stepped down over the summer. As he transitions out of his administrative role, he will receive 82 percent of his salary, or $434,000 under an approved UC policy. As chancellor, Dirks poorly handled several sexual harassment scandals, riots on campus, and a large $150 million budget deficit. His failure to deal decisively with the sexual harassment cases was his undoing. Many of those accused continued in their positions without disciplinary actions. University of California policy allows an administrator to collect up to 100% of their salary for a year. The former chancellor will not have to do anything to earn the money.