“It’s just reprehensible. These are times of shared sacrifice. And this isn’t shared sacrifice by upper management and the MnSCU board.”
— Richard Kolodziejski, legislative affairs director for the Minnesota Association of Professional Employees, to the Pioneer Press on the decision by trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system to award former Chancellor James McCormick $50,000 in performance pay for last year. McCormick’s base salary was $360,000.
(MnSCU angered the unions last year over similar payouts.)
But trustee Chairman Scott Thiss, who had decided to award McCormick the maximum amount allowed, told the paper:
“This is performance pay, not a bonus. It must be earned. We had a very specific set of goals for the chancellor, and he met them.”