Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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Guilford College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Operations
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Number of employees:
398
+ Date Revised: Jan. 6, 2016

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
398
+ Date Revised: Jan. 6, 2016

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:
28

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
12

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 college has established a minimum hiring wage that exceeds the living wage as defined by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator by nearly $1/hr.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
356

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
12

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

Wages assessed by comparison to the living wage as defined by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Living Wage Calculator. It is a market-based approach
that draws upon geographically specific expenditure data related to a family’s likely minimum food, child care, health insurance, housing, transportation, and other basic necessities (e.g.clothing, personal care items, etc.) costs. The living wage draws on these cost elements and the rough effects of income and payroll taxes to determine the minimum employment earnings necessary to meet a family’s basic needs while also maintaining self-sufficiency.


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

$11.25/hr with benefits. Benefits include accrued two weeks vacation after first 90 days, one day sick leave per month, basic health insurance at $55/month, eligibility to participate in retirement plan after first year with 1% contribution matched by 6%, access to dental plan, life insurance and long-term disability.


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

$11.25/hr with pro-rated benefits of leave accrual and retirement. No health insurance provided. Any part-time employee working more than 30 hours per week is provided full-time benefits.


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

Dependent upon position.


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

Based upon classes taught, whether day or night classes and class size.


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

Minimum wage ($7.25/hr)


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?:
No

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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