For years, top brass across the UNC system have received a tidy perk at the time of their retirement - a year's pay at their full salary.
Under a UNC system policy formalized several years ago, the heads of public university campuses and an array of other administrators have received this pay - all public money - with very few strings attached. And in some cases, campuses violated policy and gave it to people who shouldn't have received it.
In the News & Observer today, we explore this issue, which has tapped the North Carolina taxpayer for about $8 million over the last five years.
For a brief summary of many of the high-profile folks who benefitted from this policy - including former UNC system President Molly Broad and others - click here.
And for a look at what one former university leader - former UNC Chapel Hill Chancellor James Moeser - did after stepping away from the job - check out this story.