Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.19
Liaison Ali Dutton
Submission Date May 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Florida International University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.42 / 3.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Number of employees:
12332

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
3064

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:
606

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
122

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

See FIU Collective Bargaining Agreements at http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=collective_bargaining

FIU Living Wage Salary Adjustment Policy 1710.190 effective July 2005
This policy requires the University to pay all employee wages that are above the living wage level. The living wage minimum is determined by the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a yearly basis. The Division of Human Resources will monitor any changes to the living wage and will adjust salaries annually to meet the established threshold.

State of Florida Minimum Wage $ 8.05/hour

FIU Compensation Philosophy http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=compensation_philosophy


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
289

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
120

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

See FIU Collective Bargaining Agreements at http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=collective_bargaining

FIU Living Wage Salary Adjustment Policy 1710.190 effective July 2005
This policy requires the University to pay all employee wages that are above the living wage level. The living wage minimum is determined by the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a yearly basis. The Division of Human Resources will monitor any changes to the living wage and will adjust salaries annually to meet the established threshold.

State of Florida Minimum Wage $ 8.05/hour

FIU Compensation Philosophy http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=compensation_philosophy


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

See FIU Collective Bargaining Agreements at http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=collective_bargaining

FIU Living Wage Salary Adjustment Policy 1710.190 effective July 2005 (See attached)
This policy requires the University to pay all employee wages that are above the living wage level. The living wage minimum is determined by the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a yearly basis. The Division of Human Resources will monitor any changes to the living wage and will adjust salaries annually to meet the established threshold.

State of Florida Minimum Wage $ 8.05/hour

FIU Compensation Philosophy http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=compensation_philosophy

*Note: Benefits offered to full-time employees are: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement, Disability, Social Security, Medicare, Workers Compensation, Tuition Waivers Parental & Sabbatical Leave.


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

See FIU Collective Bargaining Agreements at http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=collective_bargaining

FIU Living Wage Salary Adjustment Policy 1710.190 effective July 2005
This policy requires the University to pay all employee wages that are above the living wage level. The living wage minimum is determined by the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is updated on a yearly basis. The Division of Human Resources will monitor any changes to the living wage and will adjust salaries annually to meet the established threshold.

State of Florida Minimum Wage $ 8.05/hour

FIU Compensation Philosophy http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=compensation_philosophy

*Note: Benefits offered to part-time employees is: Health Insurance, health contribution is prorated based if the employee works less than a .75 FTE.


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

State of Florida Minimum Wage $8.05/hr

*Note: Benefits offered to temporary (non-staff) employees is: Health Insurance, Eligibility is if only if they work 30 hours or more


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

http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=collective_bargaining

*Note: Benefits offered to temporary faculty employees is: Health Insurance, Eligibility is if only if they work 30 hours or more


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

State of Florida Minimum Wage $8.05/hour

*Note: Benefits – Not applicable to Student employees


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.05 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:

additional website: http://hr.fiu.edu/index.php?name=compensation_philosophy

Number of employees data was supplied by the Human Resources Department. It does not match data from the Florida Board of Governors, which is the number used on other credits. We elected to use the employee number Human Resources gave us for this credit because they supplied all other data on this credit as well.

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