Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

Arizona State University has established a minimum wage rate that exceeds the state and federal minimum wage for entry level (non-student) employees. Annually, the market relationship of wages for employees is reviewed with recommendations prepared to address changes to local economic conditions. The University has adopted the position to target wages of employees at the market average as appropriate.

Additionally, the University contributes roughly 75% to the overall cost of employee health and welfare benefits to offset the cost to the staff. As employees of the University, staff and members of their family are eligible to enroll in degree programs at a 75% reduction of tuition cost or enroll in individual non-degree classes of their interest for a very nominal fee.

The University has also established a Values Based Standard for Business Relationships with University Service Providers which states that the institution will seek business relationships with companies who provide a compensation system that is sensitive to a competitive marketplace while enabling employees to meet basic needs, and provide employees opportunities to improve skills in order to raise social and economic well being.

The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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