There are all kinds of preludes out there. In the case of the Regents' Health Services Committee that will be meeting next week, there seems to be a prelude to a pay increase for senior health execs. The Market Reference Zones - essentially surveys of pay distributions for similar occupations - are being raised. It appears some UC senior health execs will be at the low end of some zones, or even below. The Committee is not recommending particular pay increases for individuals at this meeting. But that is likely to be the eventual outcome.