Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.60 / 3.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General Services
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
30.06 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

HCT's operation is supervised by the management and run via service providers/caterers. The services that are run by contractors/service providers include cleaning/janitorial, MEP maintenance, groundskeeping, hardscaping, and security.

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time 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:

The lowest pay grade is 13, meeting 48.88% of total compensation as a living wage.
Note: The average living wage percentage from the total compensation across all the pay grades is 45%.
The lowest pay grade is 13, with an average total compensation of AED 8,375/- ($ 2,275.82) (monthly) including Base Salary, Guaranteed allowances, and Health Insurance.

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:

Living Wage, as per HR discussion with Facilities Operations, is defined as all Allowances, Benefits, Pension, and Insurance (Excluding Basic Pay).

HCT has 14 Administrative Grades and 8 Academic Grades. As per HR policies, the maximum number of eligible dependents are spouses and three (3) children. The average living wage differs from Grade to Grade. The system-wide average Living wage as of 01st Oct 2022 is AED 16,149.87/- (monthly)

All allowances are benefits comprising a living wage as part of an employee's contract.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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