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minn. legislative auditor expects to prepare report on u's policies on harassment

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minn. legislative auditor expects to prepare report on u's policies on harassment

a report on the university of minnesota’s sexual harassment policies and procedures will await legislators when they return for the 2018 session.legislative auditor jim nobles said his office will begin a review in the coming months, but won’t reinvestigate actual cases. “i decided to conduct the review in response to clear legislative and public concern about how the university is addressing sexual harassment and, specifically, how the university is handling allegations,” nobles said in a written statement.board of regents chairman dean johnson on friday was frustrated, saying of nobles, “does he have a right to do it? yes.” but the chairman went on to say repeatedly that the university has zero tolerance on sexual harassment. “the board of regents is trying every which way to end this pattern and this culture,” johnson said.a bill introduced in the legislature this week directed nobles to conduct such a review, but that bill is unlikely to advance at the capitol before monday’s scheduled adjournment, according to its sponsor, rep. sarah anderson, r-plymouth. she described the bill as a preview of a discussion to come — probably during the 2018 session.johnson said he wasn’t upset about the audit, but by the attention focused on the negative. “at the university, we have process in place, reporting in place,” he said of sexual harassment complaints. “the u has set a standard that’s very good and yet we have some instances that you folks get all e...