Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.00
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 21, 2020

STARS v2.2

Black Hills State University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 3.00 Deborah Liddick
AD of Facilities Services and Sustainability
Facilities Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
14.49 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:


Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

Living wage based on 2080 working hours in the year (52 weeks x 40 hours/wk). Living wage Lawrence county = $14.49/hr, or $30,139 annually. Compensation ONLY for lowest paid employee = $11.63 hourly, or $24,190 annually. Total compensation for the lowest paid employee includes healthcare and retirement funded by the institution. FY20 healthcare = $12,123.99 per employee. FY20 Employer retirement contribution = 6% of gross (approx. $1,452/yr). Total Compensation for lowest paid permanent employee = $36,314 or $17.46/hr. ($24,190 + 12,124) Bottom line: $17.46/hr satisfies 100% of the $14.49/hr living wage.

Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

For employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week in a regular position, they receive prorated leave based on the hours they work (i.e. no healthcare or retirement contributions).

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Living wage information was sourced here: http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/46081 and based on a family of four.

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