Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.78
Liaison Rose Armour
Submission Date May 6, 2021
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

American University of Sharjah
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
2.25 / 3.00 Julia Carlow
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
800 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
100

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
0

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
200 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

AUS' lowest pay grade is Grade 2. The minimum (AED 2,999), Midpoint (AED 3083), and Maximum (AED 4,583). Other components of pay are listed below.

Housing allowance- 45% of basic salary.
Self-Directed Benefit Package (Option A)- 25% of basic salary.
Health Insurance Subsidy- 36% of basic salary.
Indemnity- 10% of basic salary.
33 working days of paid vacation per year.
AUS undergraduate tuition remission for self and dependents.
Shift allowance: AED 200 or 300.
Overtime 1.25 basic wage rate for hours worked in excess of 48 hours per week.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
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A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
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Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
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A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Information provided by
Julien C. Carter
Executive Director
Employee Services

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