Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.19
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date July 14, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Colorado College
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.47 / 3.00 Pam Butler
HR Manager
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.41 US/Canadian $
+ Date Revised: Jan. 12, 2018

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
79
+ Date Revised: Jan. 12, 2018

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

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):
100

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?:
125 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 :

The lowest paid regular, part-time employees receive a minimum of $11.50 per hour plus full benefits, including sick and vacation accrual and eligibility for the college’s retirement program (10% 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.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Colorado College strives to provide a high-quality liberal arts education to a diverse community of students. Achieving this mission requires an equally diverse group of highly qualified employees who are rewarded and recognized for their contributions. Therefore, the College supports a compensation program that:
Is aligned with the College’s mission, is administered in a financially sustainable manner, and is in compliance with all applicable legal requirements.
Provides compensation that is competitive within appropriate labor markets and takes into account living wage principles.
Promotes performance excellence and encourages career development and advancement by rewarding achievements and outcomes.
Administers compensation in a fair and flexible manner.
Values campus and community engagement and work/life balance.


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)?:
Yes

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

Colorado College does not have a separate formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees however the Financial Aid Department works hard each year to establish the salary ranges for students based on their market data and the philosophy listed above is considered to inclusive of all employees.


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