Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.91
Liaison Elizabeth Swiman
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Florida State University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Michelle Douglas
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.12 US/Canadian $

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

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

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):

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?:
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, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

As per the new Florida minimum wage, effective January 1, 2017, the university pays its employees a minimum wage of $8.25 an hour. In 2016, all USPS full time employees received a salary increase to $20,080 a year, or $10 an hour, which exceeds the Florida minimum wage. In kind benefits depend on department budget, as well as benefits included in the collective bargaining agreement. http://hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/elro/AFSCME2011-2014CollBargainingMasterContract.pdf

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:

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)?:

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

Effective September 7, 2018, the new minimum stipend will be $15,000 for graduate assistants on a 0.50 FTE academic year appointment (19.5 pay periods), or prorated to that value in accordance with a minimum of $19.23 an hour.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

FSU does not calculate pay via total compensation package (does not include benefits) in assessing salary of employees.

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