Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Pam Butler
Compensation Manager
People & Workplace Culture
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
26.67 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

Janitorial (Sedexo) & Food Service (Bon Appetit)

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

The lowest paid regular employee is paid $13.88/hour + benefits (employer cost of $5.55/hour).

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:

Our commitment has been and remains @ the El Paso County rate for one adult, which is currently calculated as $14.78 for 2020-2021.

Colorado College determines pay for staff positions using applicable market studies.
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.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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