Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.79
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date May 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Colorado College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.79 / 3.00 Pam Butler
HR Manager
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
887

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
752

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
186

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
186

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

The Colorado College Compensation Committee considers the self-sufficiency standard for El Paso County as published by The Colorado Center on Law and Policy, as it makes recommendations to the college administration regarding annual salary increases. Full and part time (benefit eligible) faculty and staff salary structures start at a minimum of $11.28 per hour, which is well above the self-sufficiency standard for El Paso County ($9.99 for a single adult as last published in 2015). Sodexo, the college’s facilities management contractor, and Bon Appetit, its food service provider, also follow Colorado College policy regarding the living wage based on the El Paso County 2015 Self-Sufficiency Standard. Sodexo’s entry wage follows the college at $11.28 per hour, and the beginning hourly rate for Bon Appetit workers is also $11.28 and may increase based on experience and position.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
873

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
186

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

Colorado College assesses its compensation standards against the 2015 El Paso County Self-Sufficiency Standard


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

The lowest paid regular, full-time employees receive a minimum of $11.28 per hour plus full benefits, including sick and vacation accrual and eligibility for the college’s retirement program (9.75% employer contribution).


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

The lowest paid regular, part-time employees receive a minimum of $11.28 per hour plus full benefits, including sick and vacation accrual and eligibility for the college’s retirement program (9.75% employer contribution).
Brief description (temp staff): The high school students who work as lifeguards and ice rink attendants at the college receive a minimum of $8.50 per hour and do not receive benefits.


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

The lowest paid temporary faculty receive $1,186 per week.


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

The lowest paid temporary faculty receive $1,260 per week.


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

The lowest paid student employees at the college receive a minimum of $8.98 per hour and do not receive benefits.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.23 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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