As the College Fix noted:
Syracuse University – a 2015 “Best Value School” according to U.S. News & World Report – recently began offering employees a retirement incentive package on the heels of an audit which found more than 200 managers oversee just one person each.
The report states 211 managers, or 30 percent, have only 1 “direct report,” and another 134 managers have just two people reporting to them. Ninety-three managers have three people reporting to them, it adds, noting the private university employs “too many decision makers.”
“Syracuse has a higher ratio of staff to faculty, and senior administrative staff to line-level administrative staff, than peer averages,” states the report, which advises an organizational redesign to reduce administrative bloat.