May 15, 2012 at 8:51 am
ST. PAUL, MN (AP) - The University of Minnesota's president is recommending an end to special administrative paid leaves.
A Board of Regents committee is considering the policy change recommended by President Eric Kaler for administrators returning to the faculty. Departing
executives could take traditional sabbaticals, which would be shorter and payless.
The committee on executive compensation and leaves was formed after the
Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/Jk55MB) reported that past President Robert Bruininks regularly granted administrators transitioning to the faculty lengthy
paid leaves at their executive salaries. The report also found Bruininks repeatedly waived a university policy that executives repay their stipends if
they leave the school.
University faculty can take a semester-long sabbatical with full salary and benefits and a yearlong leave at half-salary and full benefits.
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