Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.67
Liaison Stephen Ellis
Submission Date Oct. 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

Boston University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 3.00 Stephen Ellis
Director, Data Analytics
BU Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
18.61 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:

Collective Bargaining Agreements (BUPPA, L2324, L494, L509, L615, L888); Contingent Employees

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?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

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

Explanation would be base salary, supplemental pay (OT, stipends, over-bases), health and welfare benefits, vacation/time off, and tuition remission.

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:

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

This represents FY2019 BU Metrics.

Due to the difficulty of obtaining FY2020 information for this credit during the pandemic. BU has elected to use the Living Wage posted by the MIT Living Wage Calculator for FY2019. While recognizing that this value is much lower than the recent wage amount that has been listed, we have confirmed with AASHE staff that using the FY2019 value fits within the reporting timeframe. In future reporting, we expect to return to using the close to current living wage as BU has done in previous reports.

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