From: Mike Scime
Sent: June 19, 2006
Subject: File No. S7-03-06

Securities and Exchange Commission

Dear Securities and Exchange Commission,

Wouldn't we all love to get millions of $ in wages and bonuses regardless of how we perform at our jobs. At AT&T we had a President come on board for a $2 million signing bonus and $2 million per year in wages. He worked 2 years and recieved a 10 million dollar golden retirement parachute. More than any technician will make in a lifetime.
I am writing to urge the Securities and Exchange Commission to act on its proposed rule making on executive compensation disclosure. Too often executives are richly rewarded even when their companies' performance is below par. Without better disclosure, shareholders, employees and the general public cannot evaluate whether executive pay packages are unjustly enriching executives at shareholder cost or providing fair compensation.

The newly proposed rules will make this crucial information more accessible to shareholders and the public. The new requirements to disclose total compensation figures, pensions and detailed compensation breakdowns will make it clear exactly how much top executives are earning and why.

I believe that CEO pay should be set by independent directors.
Under the proposed rule, a director could secretly do $120,000 in business with a company, an amount that is more than four times the average worker's annual pay of $27,460. Shareholders should be told if directors have potential conflicts of interest, no matter what the amount.

I also urge the SEC to require that companies disclose pay-for-performance data. In order for investors to understand how pay and performance match up, companies need to explain more clearly what level of performance is necessary for a particular level of pay. I urge the SEC to require companies to disclose both the performance criteria and the performance targets they use when setting executive pay.


mike scime
4112 w simpson dr.
dunlap, Illinois 61525