Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.34
Liaison Mary Whitney
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Chatham University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 3.00
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.05 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :
Part time employees working 19 or more hours a week make more than the living wage in Allegheny County. We budget our benefits at 25% of salary. Chatham University is a member of two tuition exchange programs: The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Tuition Exchange, and Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE). Both programs enable eligible employees’ dependent children to choose among other colleges and universities and apply for tuition-free scholarships. In exchange, dependent children of employees of other colleges and universities who are members of these exchanges may apply to Chatham University for tuition-free scholarship. The primary obligation of members in TE programs is to maintain a balance exchange pattern, a reasonable match between student “exports” and student “imports.” Chatham University (the “University”) encourages employees to continue their education for further career development. The University offers employees the opportunity to continue their education free of charge, pursuant to this Tuition Remission Policy. This benefit is offered to eligible full-time employees for both undergraduate and graduate coursework and part-time employees for undergraduate coursework. Spouses and unmarried dependent children (under the age of 25) of full time employees who have obtained one year of service may enroll in undergraduate courses and distance learning courses free of tuition charge.

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:
Chatham University is committed to pay all of it employees working at least 19 hours a week a living wage.

Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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