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CHAPTER 453-S.F.No. 3386 An act relating to higher education; creating a separate subdivision for the salary procedure for the chancellor of the Minnesota state colleges and universities; authorizing chancellors and presidents to receive additional compensation for early contract termination; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, sections 15A.081, subdivision 7b, and by adding a subdivision; and 136F.40. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 15A.081, subdivision 7b, is amended to read: Subd. 7b. [HIGHER EDUCATION
OFFICERSSERVICES OFFICE DIRECTOR.] The board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities andThe higher education services council shall set the salary ratesrate for , respectively, the chancellor of the Minnesota state colleges and universities andthe director of the higher education services office. The board or thecouncil shall submit the proposed salary change to the legislative coordinating commission for approval, modification, or rejection in the manner provided in section 3.855. In deciding whether to recommend a salary increase, the governing board orcouncil shall consider the performance of the chancellor ordirector, including the chancellor's ordirector's progress toward attaining affirmative action goals and program administration, as outlined in section 136A.01. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 15A.081, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 7c. [MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES CHANCELLOR.] The board of trustees of the Minnesota state colleges and universities shall establish a salary range for the position of chancellor of the Minnesota state colleges and universities. The board shall submit the proposed salary range to the legislative coordinating commission for approval, modification, or rejection in the manner provided in section 3.855. The board shall establish the salary for the chancellor within the approved salary range. In deciding whether to approve a salary increase, the board shall consider the performance of the chancellor in areas including educational leadership, student success, system management, human resources and affirmative action. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 136F.40, is amended to read: 136F.40 [APPOINTMENT OF PERSONNEL.] Subdivision 1. [APPOINTMENT PROCEDURE.] The board shall appoint all presidents, teachers, and other necessary employees and shall prescribe their duties consistent with chapter 43A. Salaries and benefits of employees must be determined according to chapters 43A and 179A and other applicable provisions. Subd. 2. [COMPENSATION.] Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, when establishing compensation the board may provide, through a contract, a liquidated salary amount or other compensation if a contract with a chancellor or president is terminated by the board prior to its expiration. Any benefits shall be excluded in computation of retirement, insurance, and other benefits available through or from the state. Any benefits or additional compensation must be as provided under the plan approved under section 43A.18, subdivision 3a. Presented to the governor May 2, 2000 Signed by the governor May 5, 2000, 10:46 a.m.