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Submission Date Aug. 15, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Bryant University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.77 / 8.00 Linda Lulli
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
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:

Bryant University employs a Market Based Compensation strategy. The University is a complex organization with a wide variety of jobs in many disciplines. The University's intention is to benchmark jobs to the market that best reflects our recruiting practices. For example, the market for support positions and some administrative positions is local Providence-area employers, regardless of industry. The market for most higher education-specific jobs would be institutions with similar geographic, enrollment size, and/or operating budgets.

The Human Resources department participates in a number of carefully selected salary and benefits surveys to ensure that the University has access to current and quality data in order to benchmark the Universities pay and benefits to peer organizations. These surveys are conducted on an annual basis by reputable survey firms who use proven methods for collecting, analyzing, and presenting data. Human Resources continually reassess data sources to ensure that they continue to meet the University’s needs and that the quality/credibility remains high.

Wages and benefits (total compensation) for service and trades employees, safety officers and faculty are agreed to through collective bargaining with the Unions that represent them. The University reviews and analyses market data in preparation for contract negations.

The minimum wage in RI is $7.40/hr; the “living wage” in RI is $10.80/hr.
(source: http://www.livingwage.geog.psu.edu/)

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:

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