Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Molly Blumhoefer
Submission Date July 27, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Central New Mexico Community College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Denise Montoya
Executive Director
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
2201

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
2201

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:

2016 Update

CNM's Collective Bargaining Policy: IS-2080 Collective Bargaining (Policy) found at
https://www.cnm.edu/depts/hr/policies-and-procedures/the-source/is-2080/is-2080-collective-bargaining-policy

Summary:
Regular employees, other than management employees, supervisors and confidential employees, may form, join or assist any labor organization for the purpose of collective bargaining through representatives chosen by them in accordance with the procedures established under this policy. Membership in the labor organization is voluntary, however all employees in a bargaining unit are represented by the exclusive representative of that bargaining unit.
Currently there are five Collective Bargaining Agreements between CNM and bargaining units:

American Federation of Teachers - New Mexico - CNM (AFT-NM-CNM) - Full-time Faculty;
American Federation of Teachers - New Mexico - CNM (AFT-NM-CNM) - Part-time Faculty;
American Federation of Teachers - New Mexico - CNM (AFT-NM-CNM)) - Full and Part-time Security Employees
Communication Workers of America (CWA) - Operations, Maintenance and Food Service employees; and
American Federation of Teachers - New Mexico - CNM (AFT-NM-CNM) - Full and Part-time Instructional Support

2014
CNM realizes the importance of recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best and brighest talent in higher education. From September 2012 through February 2014, CNM conducted several salary market analyses for over 700 positions resulting in salary increases for employees in addition to the annual wage adjustment alloted for higher education employees. During the economic crisis experienced over the last five years, CNM was been able to provide annual wage increases by streamline total FTE through a retirement incentive program offered and normal attrition of employees.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
Yes

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
2201

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:

CNM utilizes benchmark salary data from local and national peer institutions, College University Professional Association-Human Resources, and the Rocky Mountain salary surveys depending on the market where we recruit talent for a particular position.

Furthermore, the 2013 federal poverty guideline, threshold or low-income cut-off for a family of four is $23,550 or $11.33 per hour. Five percent (5%) of CNMs job titles have an annual salary under $23,550. These positions are manual labor or entry skill level. Of CNM’s current total work force of 2201, only 103 (4.7%) fall within this category.

The sustainable (living wage) for the Albuquerque MSA is $8.60 per hour. The lowest paid staff member at CNM (other than a student employee) is a temporary clerical at $8.60 per hour. Of the 103 employees under the federal poverty level, their hourly pay ranges from $10.49 (122% above the Albuquerque MSA minimum wage) to $11.19 (130% above the Albuquerque MSA minimum wage).


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

Eligible employees may purchase health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance coverage through CNM’s group insurance plan. A portion of the medical and disability insurance costs as provided by law and approved by the Governing Board is paid by the College; the remaining cost is paid by the employee. The College pays 100 percent of the basic life premium. Also available is an Internal Revenue Service Section 125 Plan which allows employees to obtain certain benefits on a pretax basis.

A.Eligibility
1.Non-instructional and instructional support personnel who are on regular full- or part-time status and work 20 or more hours per week (as stated on the recommendation for employment form) are eligible for benefits. Employees who work at least 15 hours per week are eligible for basic life insurance.
2.All regular full-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits
3.Regular part-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits in accordance with the requirements set forth in that collective bargaining agreement.
4.Insurance benefits are not available to casual, substitute or work-study employees, or temporary employees hired for six months or fewer.

Percentage of contribution to insurances paid by CNM range between 40%-80%. 40%, 60%, 75% or 80% based on the employee's classification as half-time, three-quarter-time or full-time and employee's salary.

In addition to providing a competitive wage to CNM's work force, CNM pays an additional 5% to the health benefits premium for FT employees who earn under $25,000 annually.

CNM offers a generous leave package to include up to 128 hours of Annual, Holiday, and Personal time off, 80 hours of Sick Leave, paid time off for Jury Duty, Voting, and Bereavement Leave, 13.15% of annual income retirement contribution, educational benefits, unemployment, and worker’s compensation coverage, free bus passes, and free access to an Employee Assistance Program.


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

Eligible employees may purchase health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance coverage through CNM’s group insurance plan. A portion of the medical and disability insurance costs as provided by law and approved by the Governing Board is paid by the College; the remaining cost is paid by the employee. The College pays 100 percent of the basic life premium. Also available is an Internal Revenue Service Section 125 Plan which allows employees to obtain certain benefits on a pretax basis.

A.Eligibility
1.Non-instructional and instructional support personnel who are on regular full- or part-time status and work 20 or more hours per week (as stated on the recommendation for employment form) are eligible for benefits. Employees who work at least 15 hours per week are eligible for basic life insurance.
2.All regular full-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits
3.Regular part-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits in accordance with the requirements set forth in that collective bargaining agreement.
4.Insurance benefits are not available to casual, substitute or work-study employees, or temporary employees hired for six months or fewer.

Percentage of contribution to insurances paid by CNM range between 40%-80%. 40%, 60%, 75% or 80% based on the employee's classification as half-time, three-quarter-time or full-time and employee's salary.

In addition to providing a competitive wage to CNM's work force, CNM pays an additional 5% to the health benefits premium for FT employees who earn under $25,000 annually.

CNM offers a generous leave package to include up to 128 hours of Annual, Holiday, and Personal time off, 80 hours of Sick Leave, paid time off for Jury Duty, Voting, and Bereavement Leave, 13.15% of annual income retirement contribution, educational benefits, unemployment, and worker’s compensation coverage, free bus passes, and free access to an Employee Assistance Program.


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

Eligible employees may purchase health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance coverage through CNM’s group insurance plan. A portion of the medical and disability insurance costs as provided by law and approved by the Governing Board is paid by the College; the remaining cost is paid by the employee. The College pays 100 percent of the basic life premium. Also available is an Internal Revenue Service Section 125 Plan which allows employees to obtain certain benefits on a pretax basis.

A.Eligibility
1.Non-instructional and instructional support personnel who are on regular full- or part-time status and work 20 or more hours per week (as stated on the recommendation for employment form) are eligible for benefits. Employees who work at least 15 hours per week are eligible for basic life insurance.
2.All regular full-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits
3.Regular part-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits in accordance with the requirements set forth in that collective bargaining agreement.
4.Insurance benefits are not available to casual, substitute or work-study employees, or temporary employees hired for six months or fewer.

Percentage of contribution to insurances paid by CNM range between 40%-80%. 40%, 60%, 75% or 80% based on the employee's classification as half-time, three-quarter-time or full-time and employee's salary.

In addition to providing a competitive wage to CNM's work force, CNM pays an additional 5% to the health benefits premium for FT employees who earn under $25,000 annually.

CNM offers a generous leave package to include up to 128 hours of Annual, Holiday, and Personal time off, 80 hours of Sick Leave, paid time off for Jury Duty, Voting, and Bereavement Leave, 13.15% of annual income retirement contribution, educational benefits, unemployment, and worker’s compensation coverage, free bus passes, and free access to an Employee Assistance Program.


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

Eligible employees may purchase health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance coverage through CNM’s group insurance plan. A portion of the medical and disability insurance costs as provided by law and approved by the Governing Board is paid by the College; the remaining cost is paid by the employee. The College pays 100 percent of the basic life premium. Also available is an Internal Revenue Service Section 125 Plan which allows employees to obtain certain benefits on a pretax basis.

A.Eligibility
1.Non-instructional and instructional support personnel who are on regular full- or part-time status and work 20 or more hours per week (as stated on the recommendation for employment form) are eligible for benefits. Employees who work at least 15 hours per week are eligible for basic life insurance.
2.All regular full-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits
3.Regular part-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits in accordance with the requirements set forth in that collective bargaining agreement.
4.Insurance benefits are not available to casual, substitute or work-study employees, or temporary employees hired for six months or fewer.

Percentage of contribution to insurances paid by CNM range between 40%-80%. 40%, 60%, 75% or 80% based on the employee's classification as half-time, three-quarter-time or full-time and employee's salary.

In addition to providing a competitive wage to CNM's work force, CNM pays an additional 5% to the health benefits premium for FT employees who earn under $25,000 annually.

CNM offers a generous leave package to include up to 128 hours of Annual, Holiday, and Personal time off, 80 hours of Sick Leave, paid time off for Jury Duty, Voting, and Bereavement Leave, 13.15% of annual income retirement contribution, educational benefits, unemployment, and worker’s compensation coverage, free bus passes, and free access to an Employee Assistance Program.


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

Eligible employees may purchase health, life, dental, vision and disability insurance coverage through CNM’s group insurance plan. A portion of the medical and disability insurance costs as provided by law and approved by the Governing Board is paid by the College; the remaining cost is paid by the employee. The College pays 100 percent of the basic life premium. Also available is an Internal Revenue Service Section 125 Plan which allows employees to obtain certain benefits on a pretax basis.

A.Eligibility
1.Non-instructional and instructional support personnel who are on regular full- or part-time status and work 20 or more hours per week (as stated on the recommendation for employment form) are eligible for benefits. Employees who work at least 15 hours per week are eligible for basic life insurance.
2.All regular full-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits
3.Regular part-time instructors, as defined in the applicable collective bargaining agreement between the College and the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees, are eligible for insurance benefits in accordance with the requirements set forth in that collective bargaining agreement.
4.Insurance benefits are not available to casual, substitute or work-study employees, or temporary employees hired for six months or fewer.

Percentage of contribution to insurances paid by CNM range between 40%-80%. 40%, 60%, 75% or 80% based on the employee's classification as half-time, three-quarter-time or full-time and employee's salary.

In addition to providing a competitive wage to CNM's work force, CNM pays an additional 5% to the health benefits premium for FT employees who earn under $25,000 annually.

CNM offers a generous leave package to include up to 128 hours of Annual, Holiday, and Personal time off, 80 hours of Sick Leave, paid time off for Jury Duty, Voting, and Bereavement Leave, 13.15% of annual income retirement contribution, educational benefits, unemployment, and worker’s compensation coverage, free bus passes, and free access to an Employee Assistance Program.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.75 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:

Molly updated part 1 as directed by AASHE review staff for re-submission

Minimum wage has been updated, but still waiting on numbers for 2016 update.

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