UC Financial Incompetence Exposed: $156 Million Computer System Now Costs $504 Million

We know that Janet Napolitano HID $175 million is a secret fund—then demanded and got a tuition increase.  She STOLE $25 million meant for education, to be used to defend criminals up for deportation.  Now we find, the person that opened the borders to the drug cartels, criminals and terrorists as Homeland Secretary can not even administer an agency—and she was once the Governor of Arizona.

“The highly touted UCPath system for payroll and personnel was supposed to cost $156 million and save $100 million a year. As UC mouthpiece Ricardo Vazquez told reporters, the cost will now be a whopping $504 million, including a $26 million contingency in the final year of the project’s budget. Vazquez blames additional expenses on “additional staff,” so apparently the regular crew was not up to the task. So far, the university has spent $327 million but the UCPath project remains, count ‘em, four years behind schedule. As with government in general, things always cost more and take longer than the package that officials pitch to the public.

She needs to be fired.  For corruption, yup.  For incompetence, yes, for abusing students, yes, for using tax dollars to protect criminals from foreign countries, yup.  Napolitano is the poster child for the Democrat Party—corrupt, incompetent and hates this country.

Photo courtesy The National Guard, flickr.

Photo courtesy The National Guard, flickr.

UC Computer Caper Triples Costs for Taxpayers

Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley, Mygovcosts.org,   4/20/17

In recent years the University of California has been hiking tuition, and when students at UC Davis held a peaceful protest, campus police pepper sprayed them. The ensuing $1 million settlement was mostly waste, with attorneys and consultants cashing in on every hand. In response to funding cuts, the bloated UC bureaucracy began to enroll more nonresident students who pay higher tuition, as the state auditor noted, disadvantaging the California students for whom the UC system was primarily created to serve. Taxpayers should note that UC bosses are now indulging more waste on a very costly computer system.

The highly touted UCPath system for payroll and personnel was supposed to cost $156 million and save $100 million a year. As UC mouthpiece Ricardo Vazquez told reporters, the cost will now be a whopping $504 million, including a $26 million contingency in the final year of the project’s budget. Vazquez blames additional expenses on “additional staff,” so apparently the regular crew was not up to the task. So far, the university has spent $327 million but the UCPath project remains, count ‘em, four years behind schedule. As with government in general, things always cost more and take longer than the package that officials pitch to the public.

If taxpayers wonder whom to hold accountable, they might consider UC chancellor Janet Napolitano. The former Arizona governor and Department of Homeland Security boss has been acting like the U.S. Secretary of State, travelling abroad and making grandiose political pronouncements. On the other hand, Napolitano is a politician, not an educator, and a poor choice for the UC post in the first place. Taxpayers might also note that on Napolitano’s watch free speech and civility are not exactly thriving on UC campuses, particularly Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement. At the University of California, taxpayers and students alike don’t get what they pay for.

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