Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.70 / 3.00 Chris Adam
Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
13.10 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
100

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?:
175 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 minimum total compensation (pay) provided to Dawson's lowest pay grade (regular employee – laborer ) is equivalent to:
$19.37/hr + 4.26$/hr (benefits = pension and insurance plan which is equivalent to 22% of salary)
Total compensation = 23.63$/hr - Canadian dollars


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:

Based on union agreements within the college, all employees make more than the living wage. Cleaning contractors, one of the largest external company costs also receive Living Wages as part of the public tendering process.


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:

Recent changes to student hiring now consider students under the Dawson support staff union pay scale norms and students receive a minimum compensation of $23.63 per hour.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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All hourly wages and minimum wages verified with Dawson payroll department staff (August, 2020)

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