What is the maximum the SCA Board can pay the GM?

Apparently, the sky is the limit

“The Board could pay the GM $1 million/year if they wanted.”  – former SCA CAM Lori Martin (in response to my information requests in November 2016)

This shocking pronouncement shows what SCA owners have faced since SCA began employing all staff directly instead contracting with a management company to run day-to-day operations.

What are they thinking?

The Board is being severely ill-advised, and it is costing owners way more than is necessary. Worse, how executive compensation is set at SCA has failed to conform to professional standards, Nevada law, SCA governing documents, or even common sense.

More than Henderson City Manager

In the R-J today, there was an article publishing that, yesterday, the interim Henderson City Manager was permanently appointed at an annual salary of $235,000, 

Apparently, SCA Board feels the SCA GM’s level of responsibility exceeds that of Henderson’s City Manager, but does it?

  • 390,000 city population vs. 7,144 SCA units
  • 1,933 F/T employees vs 46 F/T SCA employees
  • Operating budget of $244 million vs. SCA $8.5 mil

Click here for City of Henderson fact sheet

I don’t see any justification for it, and determining  employee compensation was one of the things I used to do for a living.

How much is SCA’s GM being paid?

Owners can’t know for sure what the GM is being paid in 2018 despite NRS 116.31175 and SCA bylaws 6.4(a)(i) affirming that owners have a LEGAL right to know what employees are getting paid.

The January 2017 SCA table of employee salaries was provided to another unit owner, before Adam Clarkson, SCA’s legal counsel, began creating an unlawful veil of secrecy, asserting that the GM had some imaginary privacy rights which exceeded owners’ rights to know how our money is being spent.

The GM’s compensation was publicly known over a year and a half ago, and it’s just a waste of everybody’s time, money and energy to try to hide it now.

Sorry, Adam, it’s legally out in the open. You can’t pretend it’s confidential now. You simply can’t unring that bell.

When SCA got rid of the FSR management company, and the GM took over in April, 2016, the GM was paid $250,000.

By January 2017 the SCA GM was paid a base salary of $257,000 plus a $20,000 bonus.

Does the GM now get paid $22,000 more than Henderson’s City Manager?

Yes, and only, assuming that

  • her 2017 base pay of $257,000 stayed flat.
  • she was given no COLA (cost of living increase)
  • her 2017 bonus expired on 12/31/17
  • no bonus is being paid out for 2018
  • no performance increase from the 3% budgeted for employee performance increases

I don’t know what you think, but I think it is pretty unlikely ALL of those assumptions are true. So, her salary could closer to 20% higher than Henderson pays its manager.

Is her pay AT LEAST $42,000/year more than the city’s manager?

My guess is that she is being paid at least $277,000 because…

Inertia

It seems like the Board would let her carry her 2017 annual bonus forward into 2018. I think they would be reluctant to take $20,000 even though that is the way a pay system should work. So, the default position is “let it ride“.

The “Halo Effect”

I also imagine they probably carried her last year bonus forward despite all the myriad complaints against her because

  • they repeatedly and publicly chastising owners for signing a petition for a vote of no confidence against her and because of
  • their adamant refusal to address any of the petitioners’ criticisms on their merits and
  • they didn’t hold her accountable for the failing to meet her deadline on the restaurant or for mediating the FAS-CSG dispute or for failing to de-escalate the community divide

The cone of silence

It would be an egregious sleight of hand, contrary to professional standards, for the Board to authorize rolling a $20,000 bonus into her base pay, but there is ZERO evidence to show that the Board didn’t do just that, and then kept it a secret.

These actions are all a big no-no

A bonus is supposed to be earned every year. It is NEVER just moved into base pay without an EXPLICIT public action by the Board.

But there are worse scenarios

  • if the 2017 bonus were rolled into base pay, and then
  • a 2018 $20,000 bonus added on top of that,
  • ending up at a whopping $297,000 salary for 2018.

Even worse…

than paying $297,000 could be giving a 3% increase from the 2018 budgeted 3% pool for employee increases.

I’ll try to stop imagining the worst

I won’t even put that number ($297,000 + 3%) out in the universe because I don’t think it is possible that SCA Board would go that far off track.

And yet, follow the money

If they didn’t increase her pay in 2018, why would they spend so much money and political capital to hide what owners are paying her for what is little more than property management?

I also wonder how the GM and SCA attorney can honestly claim they are acting as fiduciaries, solely and exclusively, acting for the benefit of the SCA membership, when the GM uses the SCA attorney to threaten legal action against owners who exercise their legal rights to KNOW how much owners are paying employees.

26 thoughts on “What is the maximum the SCA Board can pay the GM?”

  1. What is wrong with our board???!!! She is not worth anywhere close to that amount. We need to go back to a management company.

  2. SCA is out of control paying this much money for a manager,how much longer before we get a Hugh dues increase.

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  6. Knight, whose new dance single “Just A Little” comes out Friday, followed that up with another post after the Jets’ 20-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts later that night.
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  7. Fitzpatrick finished 22 of 34 for 244 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception 鈥?getting his first career win at Lucas Oil Stadium. Fitzpatrick became the first player since 1950 to start five consecutive road games against one team while playing for five different teams. He was 0-4 in the previous starts.
    “I was lucky and fortunate for the penalty,” said Prater, adding he was having “a little temper tantrum 鈥?until I saw the flag.”
    Nugent’s 42-yarder with 3:36 left in overtime hit the left upright and went through, completing a comeback that matched the second-biggest in team history.
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    Ben Roethlisberger passed for 369 yards and three touchdowns, DeAngelo Williams tied a team record with three rushing scores and the Steelers (1-1) seized the momentum from a pair of early 2-point conversions on their way to a surprisingly easy victory.
    An email and text message left for Johnson’s agent was not immediately returned Saturday. A team spokesman said they were aware of the incident but declined comment.

  8. 522 Tattoo’s Jones, who has been practicing her trade in the Seattle area since 2002, said having a team tattoo was nothing out of the ordinary in Wisconsin, where she grew up a Packers fan. At home, it seemed like everyone had one, she said, and a tattoo signaled stronger allegiance than just a jersey.
    The Broncos, who again drafted a defensive player 鈥?Shane Ray 鈥?with their top pick, gave Manning, 39, lots of rest this summer to keep him fresh. The only player who’s been in the league longer is Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri.
    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) 鈥?Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list because of a hamstring injury that also bothered him in the offseason.
    The Cowboys drove 72 yards in 1:27 after stopping New York at the 1 and forcing Josh Brown’s fourth field goal when a touchdown would have sealed the Giants’ first victory in an opener against Dallas.
    CLEVELAND (AP) 鈥?The Browns have snagged a No. 1 wide receiver.
    Also iffy to play is Matthews, who returned to practice Monday after missing a full week because of knee soreness.

  9. Manning had a bounce-back season in 2014 playing in Ben McAdoo’s West Coast offense. He threw for 4,410 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while hitting 63.1 percent of his passes. The previous season he had 3,818 yards, 18 touchdowns and a career-high 27 interceptions.
    Manziel said he let his “guard down a little bit” and went out Friday night with friends who were visiting from Kerrville, Texas. When he was late for his treatment Saturday, the Browns sent security personnel to his home.
    After all, he opened his checkbook to write the largest check in franchise history, one that will pay the 26-year-old Houston $52.5 million in guarantees. It is the second-richest contract for a defensive player in NFL history, trailing only the $114 million, six-year deal Ndamukong Suh landed from the Miami Dolphins this past offseason.
    Soward was sentenced from San Bernardino County to serve 82 years to life for a first-degree murder conviction.
    Richardson’s arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 31 in Missouri. He’ll remain with the team while his lawyers handle things, and remains confident he ultimately won’t face jail time.
    “Oh, man, their front four is amazing, man,” Redskins running back Matt Jones said. “They’re big, stout, hard to move. They play a great Bear (46 formation) defense. Their linebackers can run. And definitely you’ve got some amazing DBs out there.”

  10. “If we can run the table and do some things, I think we’ve got a shot,” Jones said.
    The Detroit Lions drafted Tomlinson in the first round Thursday night, a thrilling moment for a player whose future both on and off the field appears bright. The 6-foot-4, 330-pound guard from Duke says he wants to go to medical school, but not until his football career is over.
    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) 鈥?Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo was promoted a month ago, and the hours at work remain lousy, as his wife and three kids can attest.
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  11. In all, Lewis caught six passes for 93 yards 鈥?every one of them for a first down 鈥?and also ran five times for 19 yards.
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    Baltimore had two more possessions. The first ended when Duron Harmon intercepted Flacco’s deep pass in the end zone with 1:39 left. On the final series, Flacco’s desperation pass into the end zone was knocked down as time expired.
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) 鈥?The Detroit Lions have decided to start the season with two quarterbacks, releasing Kellen Moore.
    NOTES: Left tackle Ty Sambrailo has been working with the starting offensive line since Ryan Clady’s season-ending knee injury in May. On Thursday, he was joined by fellow rookie Max Garcia at left guard and center Matt Paradis, who spent his rookie season in 2014 on the practice squad. Garcia replaced Ben Garland and Paradis replaced Gino Gradkowski.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 鈥?Dick LeBeau hopes on Sunday that he sees more of Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota on the field than Cam Newton.

  12. Donnell said his focus is to improve week to week.
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    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) 鈥?The one-win Detroit Lions, looking nothing like the team that reached the playoffs last season, fired team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew on Thursday and promised to bring in new leadership to put a consistent winner on the field.
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  13. Getting there this time will take a monumental effort.
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  14. The sack came when center Brian Schwenke was tripped by right guard Chance Warmack, and Whisenhunt blamed miscommunication between running back Bishop Sankey and Mariota for the interception.
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    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) 鈥?The Green Bay Packers are looking for some help clearing snow from the seats at Lambeau Field.
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  15. Notes: Indianapolis put backup linebacker Josh McNary on the commissioner’s exempt list Thursday, less than 24 hours after prosecutors filed three criminal charges including rape against him. … Three Colts players appeared on the injury report. Cornerbacks Vontae Davis (knee) and Greg Toler (groin) were both limited participants at practice. Linebacker Erik Walden (knee) was a full participant. Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson also returned to practice Thursday after getting some extra rest Wednesday. All four starters are expected to play Sunday, coach Chuck Pagano said.
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  16. CHARLES IN CHARGE: Running back Jamaal Charles was banged up much of 2014, but he said during offseason work he was finally feeling healthy again. Charles may be the single most valuable player on the roster, even more so than quarterback Alex Smith. “This was my best OTAs in my career right here,” he said last month. “It was one of the best ones I’ve had.”
    “Right from the start he believed he belonged and he believed he could beat guys playing in the National Football League,” Garrett said. “He was confident enough to beat them, beat them physically, beat them with his know-how, beat them with his awareness. Any surprises about him were three years ago.”
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  17. Center Max Garcia isn’t sure which is worse: the humidity at the University of Florida or the thin air in Denver.
    “It’s awesome,” coach Bruce Arians. “It’s perfect weather to go into Pittsburgh and play, with the breeze every day and the grass is the same.”
    The team went on to win the Super Bowl.
    “As a team, we always fought,” defensive tackle Frostee Rucker said. “It was always the next man up. At some point, we just didn’t have anything left. Everyone should hold their heads high. Every person gave it their all, this whole season, win or loss.”
    At Arizona, he played in 49 games, 37 as a starter, with 189 tackles and 10 interceptions.
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  18. With the Packers’ Family Night just five days prior to their preseason opener at New England, Hayward thought the game-like atmosphere was what the players needed.
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    The Patriots’ penalties were more than “a little difficult,” perhaps in part because of their refusal to accept mistakes.
    Even if its offensive plans stay largely the same, Brady certainly factored into his team’s celebration plans for the Sept. 10 opener. A federal judge brought clarity to the saga Thursday when he overturned Brady’s suspension backed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the league had legal missteps as it punished Brady for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season.

  19. While Vick’s arm remained under wraps, his legs can get it. He ran for 33 yards and seemed to relax midway through the second quarter when he decided to tuck and run on a couple of occasions to set up a score.
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    In a sometimes-scathing, 40-page opinion released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman didn’t even try to tackle the questions of whether there was enough air in the footballs the New England Patriots used to beat the Indianapolis Colts in a playoff game nine long months ago, and who knew what about it when.
    Afterward, Talib was anything but contrite. He said he saw Allen head-butt Miller, so “I went over there and tried to poke his head. I think my hand slipped there and hit his face. He acted like he got into an 18-passenger car wreck. I guess that’s what type of guy he is.”
    Chris Seeger, co-lead counsel for the retired-player plaintiffs, called the appeals “heartbreaking news for injured retired NFL players who will now be forced to wait many months longer for the care and financial support they desperately need.”

  20. PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) 鈥?Even though veteran Matt Cassel will likely start for the Buffalo Bills in their first preseason game, Buffalo’s quarterback competition appears to be far from over.
    The coach said Matthews “really used his feet” and was “a real factor” in the run game. Quinn also gave high marks to Schraeder.
    Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson became the first tandem of Bucs with 1,000 yards receiving in the same season in 2014; running back Doug Martin is two seasons removed for rushing for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns, and last year’s second-round draft choice Austin Seferian-Jenkins showed flashes of being an impact tight end during an injury-shortened rookie season.
    Irving spent the past four seasons with the Denver Broncos, where he had 104 tackles, two sacks and 22 special teams stops in 54 regular season games, including 12 starts. In six playoff games, he added nine more tackles.
    The Steelers head to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday in search of their third straight win, and their fifth victory in sixth games. Third-string quarterback Landry Jones is expected to get his first start, and a plethora of other backups are also expected to play significant minutes.
    “Everything, I’m sure is going to come out in the investigation, guys. Like I said, it’s not appropriate for me to talk about. I can’t do that,” Grigson said Friday when asked if the Colts notified the league about a potential deflation problem. “It’s in the league’s hands. I’m sorry.”

  21. Fields made the Pro Bowl in 2013, and his career average of 46.8 yards is the fourth-highest in NFL history. He averaged 46.3 yards last season, but his net average of 38.6 ranked only 25th in the league.
    New Orleans’ Drew Brees finished 30 of 39 passing for 312 yards and a touchdown. Atlanta had no answer for Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who finished with a career-high 127 yards receiving and a touchdown. The Saints, for the second time this season, didn’t turn the ball over.
    Parker, a receiver from Louisville, was the 14th overall selection in the draft last week.
    But in the end, the Jaguars were done in again by critical errors in their 13th straight road loss, the longest active streak in the NFL.
    BIG TARGETS: Winston has three “big” reasons to be excited about the group of receivers he has to work with. Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, last year’s first-round draft pick, are coming off 1,000-yard seasons even though the Bucs had one of the worst offenses in the league with Josh McCown and Mike Glennon at quarterback. Second-year tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is 6-foot-5, and when healthy as a rookie showed flashes why the Bucs think he can develop into a game changer.
    Caldwell was committed to running the ball a lot, perhaps in part to keep the clock moving, and was not happy that George Winn was able to run for just 27 yards on 14 carries and that Zenner gained a mere 21 yards on 10 attempts.

  22. Madden said Stabler enjoyed life, but stories of his off-the-field fun were “vastly exaggerated.” He said Stabler is “at the top of the class” of the great players he coached and somebody he could always lean on when times were tough.
    Keisel says players respected LeBeau mostly “for what he did for us off the field.” Heh says: “I will forever be grateful for his influence in my life.”
    Quarterback Derek Carr’s injured throwing hand that knocked him out of the game Sunday is not as serious as originally feared, and the Raiders are hopeful Carr will be able to play this week against Baltimore.
    NFL free agency begins Tuesday.
    Johnson didn’t practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week.
    “At that point in the game, you have to be fairly aggressive,” he said.

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