From the NY Post article:
A little-known bureaucrat on the Department of Education payroll will make more money than Mayor de Blasio this fall after receiving a raise so “off the reservation” that it’s sparked a city investigation, The Post has learned.
Daniel Miller is the deputy director of the Board of Education Retirement System (BERS), the smallest of the city’s five pension plans with only 53,000 members, including aides, cafeteria workers, nurses, central DOE staffers, and crossing guards.
He is currently the highest-paid DOE employee after schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, who pulls down $352,763.
Last November, Miller, 38, received a 17 percent raise, boosting his salary from $217,125 to $255,000.
Miller now makes $26,000 more than his boss, BERS Executive Director Sanford Rich, and tens of thousands of dollars more than the heads of the four other city pension systems for cops, firefighters and other civil servants.
He takes home $67,000 more a year than his counterpart in the NYC Fire Department Pension Fund.
Even more jaw-dropping, Miller collects more than the heads of city agencies, including Police Commissioner James O’Neill and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro, who get $236,000 a year.
“That’s crazy,” said John Murphy, former executive director of the 360,000-member New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), the largest pension system.
“This guy getting this kind of money has ramifications citywide. It’s going to create tremendous problems,” Murphy said, explaining it will generate a ripple effect of salary demands in other departments.
Rich gave Miller his latest pay hike in November, sources said. One insider said Rich gave the fat raise after Miller received a “lucrative offer” in Ohio.
Is anyone even remotely surprised?
Here is my favorite part?
Murphy said that Rich’s decision was “way off the reservation.”
“If he didn’t go to the trustees for this, he’s crazy,” Murphy said. “And if he didn’t clear this with the mayor’s office, he’s out of his mind.”
Welcome to our DOE world Mr. Murphy. It's anything goes for those that are part of the in crowd. Sanity is not a job requirement. Being out of your mind or crazy is not seen as a negative as long as you have the right friends. That is until Sue Edelman discovers what's going on.