Former UB Facilities interim director still making same salary

Scott Ludtka still making $117,595 a year at UB

A former UB Facilities interim director who was reassigned as a hazardous materials technician is making the same salary from his prior title.

Scott Ludtka is still earning a yearly salary of $117,595 after being reassigned his new job on campus, according to UB spokesperson Kate McKenna.

A job posting for a hazardous materials technician in Philomath, Oregon, offers $55,000 a year for the position. 

McKenna said Ludtka’s compensation is appropriate based on the United Universities Professions contract for his current state title salary level.

  “UUP contracts are a major factor in determining employees’ salaries and a state employee’s salary may only be reduced with the consent of the employee or as per the collective bargaining agreement,” McKenna said in an email.

After UB placed Ludtka on paid leave in April, Joseph Raab took over as interim Facilities operations director. A search for a permanent successor will begin in the next few months, according to McKenna. 

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