FREMONT -- The board of directors of the Washington Township Health Care District will reconsider Wednesday night whether to award the district chief executive officer a bonus for her work performance last year.

The five directors of the public agency postponed awarding CEO Nancy Farber her "at-risk compensation" in mid-December, when they voted to extend her four-year contract through 2016 with a base salary of $650,000 per year.

Farber's base salary did not increase by 3 percent or more as it had in years past because Farber chose to include herself in a management salary freeze last year, board member Mike Wallace said at the time. However, her compensation remained on the table for future consideration.

In 2011, Farber's total compensation was $936,349, up from $912,519 in 2010, an amount that placed her among the top five paid government employees statewide in a survey by the state controller's office.

The health care district in southern Alameda County had an uncharacteristically difficult financial year in 2012, posting operating income tens of millions of dollars below 2010 levels. The losses prompted Farber to eliminate 200 jobs, or 13 percent of the district's workforce, in recent months.

Ashly McGlone covers San Leandro, San Lorenzo and the Washington Township Health Care District. Contact her at 510-293-2463. Follow her at Twitter.com/AshlyReports.


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Washington township board meeting
The board of directors will vote on the CEO's bonus compensation at a public board meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Conrad E. Anderson, MD Auditorium in Washington West at 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont.