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2011 March 30

Management growth at UC

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Charles Schwartz of UC Berkeley has posted on a nice comparison of the growth of management at UC to the growth of employment overall in UC.  It is clear that management bloat has gotten severe, and all the campuses are at fault: New Data on Management Growth at UC.

Charles Schwartz's plot of relative management growth and overall employment growth at UC. The overall employment is scaled to match management size in 1991.

Prof. Schwartz also computes the number of “excess managers”—the number more than there would be if there had been just proportionate growth—for each campus.  UCLA has 1000 too many managers, and UCSC has 200 too many, assuming that they number of managers was reasonable in 1991.  I suspect that the older campuses were already suffering from serious managerial bloat in 1991, so that UCB and UCLA may actually be more bloated than Schwartz’s figures, and UCSC slightly less so.


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