You may remember Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system Chancellor Steven Rosenstone calling for an audit two years ago of Metropolitan State University’s payroll operations, whose SNAFUs had been overpaying some faculty while underpaying others. All in all, the university made more than $300,000 in overpayments, and almost $136,000 in underpayments, according to a Read more

During yesterday’s Senate hearing on campus safety, Metropolitan State University public safety director Thomas Maida raised a few eyebrows with his testimony on the challenges of prosecuting crimes on campus: “When we’ve had crimes, and we’ve identified a specific individual, we’ve really struggled with investigations with the police department. We’ve struggled with moving investigations forward Read more


This was forwarded to me. It appears MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone has called for an audit of Metropolitan State University’s payroll problems. His take so far: This appears to be an isolated problem. Other than the random errors that occasionally arise in processing the payroll for 18,000 faculty and staff across our colleges and universities, Read more

Update: This afternoon, I received this from Metropolitan State Inter Faculty Organization Council: “Today, the St. Paul Pioneer Press published a story by Frederick Melo reporting that the Metropolitan State Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Council is considering a vote of no confidence in President Sue Hammersmith. This claim is incorrect. … (No) motion concerning a Read more

Metropolitan State University biology professor and Inter Faculty Organization leader John Schneider emails colleagues about an inquiry ordered into university payroll problems that have kept many employees from receiving pay, promotions and other compensation increases this summer: “The audit will certainly find flaws.” Faculty and staff have been asked to review their pay stubs for Read more