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Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Auburn University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Chuck Gerards
Director, Class and Compensation
Human Resources
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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:

Auburn has 4878 full time and 1550 part time employees, and are all are compensated at a level that exceeds the minimum living wage for the community.

The University’s compensation philosophy states that the University shall seek to provide compensation levels that are competitive in comparison to pay levels of other employers within the University’s various labor markets. Additionally, eligible employees are provided a competitive benefits package. The University has established position descriptions with associated pay ranges which are reviewed on a regular basis for market competitiveness and in accordance with financial resources.

A comprehensive compensation study was conducted in 2007, and Human Resources continues to monitor salary ranges to the degree necessary to maintain market competitiveness.

According to the Living Wage Calculator at www.livingwage.mit.edu, a living wage in Auburn, Alabama for an individual is $7.17 per hour.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes the minimum wage, and although the minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 per hour, the minimum of our lowest salary range for regular employees is $7.84 per hour.

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/compensation/ccp/guidelines.pdf is the website explaining compensation guidelines for adminstrative/professional and staff employees.

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:

Since 2007, Human Resources continues to monitor salary ranges to the degree necessary to maintain market competitiveness.

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