Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.07
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date May 7, 2020

STARS v2.2

Humboldt State University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.58 / 3.00 David Montoya III
Associate Vice President
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.18 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:

regular providers of dining/catering, maintenance, construction and retail services.

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 lower wage paid benefited employees are eligible to receive dental, health, life insurance, OASDI, PERS retirement, and vision insurance. The benefits provided are very specific to the employee, and are based on the health and dental plan they select. OASDI, Medicare, and PERS retirement are all a percentage of the salary. This adds up to the amount that the employee receives as total compensation. This link shows the total compensation that a benefited employee receives on top of their current salary: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/careers/compensation/Pages/compensation-calculator.aspx

SOCIAL SECURITY (OASDI) deductions are coordinated with Public Employees' Retirement System deductions at a rate of 6.2%. All employees in one or more positions which total 50% or more are required to contribute to both Social Security and the retirement system unless specifically exempted by the retirement law.

MEDICARE TAX is deducted from employee's wages at a rate of 1.45% of the gross monthly salary.

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM (PERS) is the retirement system in which eligible employees of Humboldt State University participate. It is coordinated with Federal Social Security. Membership is mandatory for those employed full-time for a period that exceeds six months or part-time (50% or more) for a period of employment that exceeds one year.

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:

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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