Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 Carol Mullins
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Number of employees:
8295

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
8295

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:
150

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
150

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

All Service/maintenance staff at IUPUI are covered by a collective bargaining unit. The union does not negotiate actual wages but can determine allocations of the salary pool as well as negotiate other working condition issues. The university has a minimum rate of pay for full-time staff of $10.00 per hour which is close to the poverty level for a family of four, but the rate is not directly tied to poverty levels by community across the state.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
7048

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

IU follows policy based on the federal FLSA, which states: The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/

Actual annual salaries that exceed $21,756 with no adjustment for benefits. Part-time, temporary and contract faculty whose salary did not meet that threshold are deemed not to have sustainable compensation.


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

Indiana University follows guidelines set forth by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA is an employee protection act that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, equal pay, and recordkeeping laws based on an employee's classification. In addition, in order to meet the needs of the IU community in an economy that is increasing the standard of living, IU has increased the minimum wage to $8.25, $1 higher than the state minimum wage.

Employees working 30 hours or more are considered full-time employees in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. As such, health and dental benefits are provided, with a wage no less than $8.25/hr.


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

Employees working 29 hours or less are considered part-time employees in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. As such, health and dental benefits are not provided, with a wage no less than $8.25/hr.


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

Temporary employees have either student or non-student status and are defined as those employees not occupying a budgeted line position (an appointed position) and are temporary, at will employees. Temporary employees are identified as nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore are subject to the requirements for payment of overtime.

http://policies.iu.edu/policies/categories/human-resources/establishing-positions/temporary_positions.shtml

A minimum salary of $9.00 per hour with FICA contribution.


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

Temporary employees have either student or non-student status and are defined as those employees not occupying a budgeted line position (an appointed position) and are temporary, at will employees. Temporary employees are identified as nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore are subject to the requirements for payment of overtime.

http://policies.iu.edu/policies/categories/human-resources/establishing-positions/temporary_positions.shtml

Contracted flat rate of pay by credit hour taught with rates established by individual schools.


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

Student employment in the Indiana University system has three primary purposes: (1) to provide financial self-help so students may further their education; (2) to provide work opportunities that enhance the educational program through the learning of skills, responsibilities, habits, attitudes, and self-development associated with labor; (3) to increase interaction with faculty and the community so students may more readily adjust to university life. Student will be paid no less than $8.25/hr.

Graduate students typically receive a stipend set by the department but would include health care. Minimum wage for student employees is $10. Benefits are not available to student temporary workers. http://hr.iu.edu/policies/temporary/students.html


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?:
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:

*Paid student workers not included in these numbers for consistency with FTE and total faculty and staff numbers.

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