Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.05
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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Grand Valley State University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amanda Rodgers
Graduate Assistant
Sustainable Community Development Initiative
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Number of employees:
3,306

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
3,306

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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

The compensation philosophy as well as market ranges for faculty and AP staff and contracts can be viewed at http://www.gvsu.edu/hro/compensation-employment-185.htm

+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
3,306

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

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

GVSU's employee compensation is assessed by both a Faculty Salary and Budget Committee (http://www.gvsu.edu/facultygov/faculty-salary-and-budget-committee-fsbc--17.htm) and an Administrative Professional Salary and Benefits Committee (http://www.gvsu.edu/ap/ap-salary-benefits-committee-overview-207.htm). The student body also has a University Academic Senate which assesses personnel policies and budgets (http://www.gvsu.edu/studentsenate/university-academic-senate-84.htm). GVSU also offers a competitive benefits package, including health and wellness incentives and resources.

+ Date Revised: March 26, 2015

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

Entry level pay for this group far exceeds the state requirement. GVSU's compensation is market driven with a sensitivity to internal equity plus benefit accrual. All regular faculty and staff have the same medical benefits regardless of pay level.


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

Entry level pay for this group far exceeds the state requirement. GVSU's compensation is market driven with a sensitivity to internal equity plus benefit accrual. All regular faculty and staff have the same medical benefits regardless of pay level.


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

Entry level pay for this group far exceeds the state requirement. GVSU's compensation is market driven with a sensitivity to internal equity plus benefit accrual.


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

Minimum $700 per credit hour plus benefit accrual


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

The minimum wage on campus is $7.40 per hour. Wages range from $7.40-$15 on campus. Graduate Assistants are paid either $2000 per semester for part-time assistantships or $4000 per semester for full-time assistantships.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.40 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:

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