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Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date July 25, 2014
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Emory University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ciannat Howett
Director
Sustainability Initiatives
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Number of employees:
29645

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
29276

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:
708

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
708

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

Emory adopts a minimum rate of pay that was initially established using the HHS Poverty Index for a Family of Four. For many years, our rate of pay met or exceeded that amount and has been so for over a decade. Last year, we switched the methodology from the HHS index to the CPI-U (measured August to August), we adjust our minimum pay rate in accordance with the CPI change.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
29276

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
708

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

Emory's living wage standard was developed by a multi-stakeholder commitee, and it is reviewed annually by committee. Emory compares the annual compensation recommendations of the committee to the HHS guideline as a quality check.


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

$11.70/hour entry level wage (increases to $11.88/hour on 8/17/2014), plus a benefits package that includes medical benefits, basic life insurance, and 403b retirement contribution. Full-time employees must work no less than 30 hours to receive full-time benefits.


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

$11.70/hour entry level wage (increases to $11.88/hour on 8/17/2014), plus a benefits package that includes medical benefits, basic life insurance, and 403(b) retirement contribution. Part-time employees must work no less than 20 hours per week to be benefits-eligible.


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

$11.70/hour entry level wage (increases to $11.88/hour on 8/17/2014), plus a benefits package that includes medical coverage. Temporary employees must work at least 36 hours per week to be benefits-eligible.


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

A minimum salary for a temporary, full-time instructor on an annual contract is $30,000, and they are eligible for most benefits including medical coverage and basic life insurance (see website in public notes for details).


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

While the majority of Emory students receive a minimum pay rate of $11.70/hour, students can be paid no less than $7.25/hour (current federal minimum wage). Student employees are not eligible for benefit packages.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.25 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:

http://thecliftonschool.org/families/tuition/
http://www.hr.emory.edu/eu/docs/eligibility-faculty.pdf

The number of non-compensation employees were subtracted from the total employee count for this credit to reflect more accurately the employee compensation data.

Undergraduate student employees were not included per the credit info.

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