Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.03 / 8.00 Mike Kerr
Sr. Compensation Analyst
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:

100% of our full and part time employees (8,840 in 2010) receive sustainable compensation. We employ temporary staff (mostly recent graduates for less than 12 months) as well. Many of these employees receive sustainable compensation, some don't. We could not access that data at the time of reporting, but will provide it for our 2011 report.

Per the City of Boston http://www.cityofboston.gov/jcs/liv_wage_ord.asp the current living wage is $13.10.
“The Living Wage Ordinance was passed by the Boston City Council and approved by the Mayor on September 4, 1998. The purpose of the Ordinance is to assure that employees of vendors who contract with the City to provide services earn an hourly wage that is sufficient for a family of four to live on or above the poverty line. The current Living Wage is $13.10 an hour and will stay in effect until June 30, 2012.”

Boston University meets the City of Boston standard for all employees. The University's current hourly minimum for our lowest grade (Grade 21) is $13.80.

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:

We are currently developing a comprehensive compensation program for the University. With the advent of a new leader of the Human Resources function at hand, we expect the roll out of this program to take place during 2012. Our current compensation program meets the requirements of all state and federal regulations.

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