An analysis done by a New York consulting firm results in the University of Minnesota looking deeper into the cost of administration.
University President, Dr. Eric Kaler, hired the New York-based Sibson Consulting in response to an article written by the Wall Street Journal that used the U as an example of exponential growth of administrative costs according to the Star Tribune
The article written in the Wall Street Journal gave some percentages such as, "administrators consume 24% of the payroll, up from 20% in 2001," and "The school [University of Minnesota] employs 353 people earning more than $200,000 a year."
The first analysis done by Sibson Consulting which covered human resources, finance, information technology and purchasing said the U "could improve" its staffing per each supervisor the Star Tribune reported.
Star Tribune also said the report also included a bit of salary data. In the finance department, supervisors make up to 27 percent of the University employees and about 38 percent of the administrative payroll. The average salary for a supervisor in the financial office: $103,000.