Provost Candidates to Visit Campus
Four candidates for NMU provost will visit campus next week. University forums are scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the University Center. Each forum will include a 15-minute presentation by the respective candidate, followed by a question-and-answer period.
The candidates (in order of their scheduled visits) are: William McKinney, dean of the College of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; Martin Tadlock, dean of the College of Professional Studies and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University in Minnesota; Mark Workman, acting provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville; and Julia Wallace, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Full Story
Personal Services Contracts Addressed
Northern is making a diligent effort to educate the campus community about the correct protocol for personal services contracts. The goal is to ensure university compliance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines and union master agreements.
“If personal services contracts aren’t done right, the university could be placed in a liability situation with the IRS,” said Art Pickering (Human Resources). “If an audit uncovered an infraction, we could be fined. And once that happens, the auditors could look back at previous records up to three years old and levy fines for other violations. It could put Northern at great risk financially with the IRS.” Full Story