Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.58
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date April 26, 2017
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Boston University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.33 / 3.00 Dennis Carlberg
Associate Vice President for University Sustainability
sustainability@BU
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Number of employees:
9,978

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
9,307

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
575

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
60

A brief description of the sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements covering staff, faculty and/or employees of contractors:

The Living Wage Ordinance was passed by the Boston City Council and approved by the Mayor on September 4, 1998. The purpose of this 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 $14.23 an hour and will stay in effect until June 30, 2017. The living wage is subject to an increase each July 1. This description is a directive set forth by the Mayor's Office of Workforce Development and is followed by Boston University.
http://owd.boston.gov/partner-forms/


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
9,307

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
60

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

Wages are compared annually to salary survey data for like positions in the the greater Boston area.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:

BU regular full-time employees are provided the opportunity to be included in Health, Dental, group Life, 403B, LTD, Health Savings Account Eye Care, and tuition remission.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:

Where eligible based on percent time and hours worked, BU part-time employees are provided the opportunity to be included in Health, Dental, group Life, 403B, LTD, Health Savings Accounts, Eye Care and tuition remission


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:

Temporary employees are allowed, where required by law, to participate in the Retirement plan.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:

Temporary employees are allowed, where required by law, to participate in the Retirement plan.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):

Student employees are not provided any benfits


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
10 US/Canadian $

Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of faculty and staff?:
Yes

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:

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