Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 57.92
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bowdoin College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Number of employees:
997
+ Date Revised: March 30, 2016

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
997
+ Date Revised: March 30, 2016

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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

As a guideline, the Bowdoin HR department regularly reviews salaries and wages to assure both internal and external market equity for all employees (e.g., Facilities Management housekeepers, and groundskeepers, Dining Services cooks and production assistants, etc.).

+ Date Revised: April 6, 2016

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No
+ Date Revised: May 3, 2016

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
985

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

Regular review of compensation bands and salary/wage information to assure internal and external equity and competitiveness.


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

$10.00/hr Benefits-eligible employees may elect: Health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; health reimbursement accounts (for employees with annual salary less than $43,000); medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability insurance; basic and supplemental life insurance; 403(b) retirement accounts and with one (1) year of service (after attaining the age of 26) enrollment in the College’s 401(a) retirement plan; scholarship program for dependents of employees with 7 years of service; and the employee college tuition assistance program.


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

$10.00/hr Benefits-eligible employees may elect: Health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; health reimbursement accounts (for employees with annual salary less than $43,000); medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts; short- and long-term disability insurance; basic and supplemental life insurance; 403(b) retirement accounts and with one (1) year of service (after attaining the age of 26) enrollment in the College’s 401(a) retirement plan; scholarship program for dependents of employees with 7 years of service; and the employee college tuition assistance program.


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

$7.50/hour No benefits are provided.


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

Varies too widely to include here.


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

$7.75/hour No benefits are provided.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.50 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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