The University of Iowa has reached a settlement agreement with Tracey Griesbaum, ending all pending legal action against the university. The details of the settlement are available on the Board of Regents website (click here to view the document).
The UI has also reached a settlement agreement with Jane Meyer, ending all current and pending legal action against the university. The details of the settlement are available on the Board of Regents website (click here to view the document).
These settlements will be funded by the UI Athletics Department, which is a self-sustaining auxiliary enterprise of the university that does not receive tuition or taxpayer funding.
Having reached agreements with Ms. Griesbaum and Ms. Meyer, the university will continue to focus on next steps. As previously announced, the University of Iowa will hire an independent firm(s) to conduct an external review of university employment practices. The reviews will include three phases; phase one will cover the UI Athletics Department, phase two will include UI academic and operational units, and phase three will focus on UI Health Care.
The university is forming a committee of representatives of the administration and shared governance, which represents faculty, staff, and students, to select the outside consulting firm(s). The committee will begin by writing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to solicit proposals by interested firms. The RFQ process allows the committee to interview potential bidders and provides greater flexibility to assess the consultants’ qualifications.