Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.84
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Cornell University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.36 / 3.00 Linda Croll Howell
Director for HR Analytics
HR
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
20.09 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
77

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):
0

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 :

Competitive with mid-market rates for comparable employers within demonstrated labor markets for these specific roles. Our pay rates for these positions all exceed the established "living wage" determined for our local market and are prorated based on the percentage of time worked.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
No

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
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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)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Cornell has a compensation philosophy to pay competitively with mid-market rates for comparable employers within demonstrated labor markets. Pay rates are established within these parameters. To ensure equity in pay for job groups, an analysis is conducted through an outside vendor and reviewed for any inequities on an annual basis.

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