Newly installed UW-Green Bay chancellor Dr. Thomas K. Harden speaks after is investiture during his inauguration ceremony inside the Weidner Center at UW-Green Bay on Friday, Oct. 30, 2009. Photo by Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette
What's your salary? How much do you make?
For most Americans, it's impolite to ask. Many would tell you it's nobody's business but their own - a number known only to the individual, his or her employer, tax and loan professionals, and maybe a few others.
At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, then, a measure of unease was to be expected when Gannett Wisconsin Media unveiled its public-salary database project. Although we respect the public's right to know, some employees perceived a privacy issue. A few questioned the need to attach names to titles, or wondered why state employees ...