BART GM Says Ex-Official’s Pay Deserves Review

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) – The top administrator for the Bay Area Rapid Transit System says her predecessor’s pay of $330,000 last year despite not working a single day warrants a review.

BART General Manager Grace Crunican said Wednesday former GM Dorothy Dugger’s pay is worth examining for potential abuses, but she made no promises for immediate reforms.

The 57-year-old Dugger resigned under pressure in May 2011, but stayed on the payroll for another 19 months. She became BART’s highest-paid employee in 2012.

Dugger cashed in nearly 80 weeks of unused vacation time, drawing paychecks and full benefits. During that period, she earned nearly two extra months of vacation, received management bonuses and medical insurance and boosted her pension benefits by more than $1,000 a month for life.

Two BART board members are calling for changes.


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