Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.94
Liaison Robin Frederick
Submission Date July 21, 2022

STARS v2.2

Indiana University Southeast
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Robin Frederick
Coordinator of STARS Assessment
Administrative Affairs
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
21.34 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:

IU Purchasing oversees contracts for the following:
Occasional remediation or construction projects

IUS initiates the contract and IU Purchasing will implement the following.
Seasonal landscape services

We do not have salary data on these contractual firms.

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:

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 for temporary employees to $10.15 per hour ($2.40 per hour higher than the state minimum wage).

Additionally, IUS has 2 minimum wages. $10.15 is the minimum for part-time and student workers who are usually short-term and in small numbers as mentioned above. Though $10.15 is the minimum, wages are competitive.

$15.00 is the minimum for appointed staff and full-time positions. This group comprises the vast majority of the workforce.

Adjuncts earn a professional rate in excess of $25 per hour depending on the time that it takes them to prepare a course.

Employees working 30 hours or more are considered full-time employees in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. Health and dental benefits are provided, with a wage of no less than $15.00 per hour.

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.

At the time of submission, the Living Wage Calculator lists $21.34 as the living wage for Floyd County, Indiana, where our campus is located. Indiana University Southeast has a minimum wage of $10.15 per hour, which means that the lowest paid employees fall below this value.

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:

Data for this credit was provided by the following:
Director of Human Resources- Employee Compensation
Human Resources Coordinator
Director of Facility Operations- Seasonal Landscape Contractors

Living Wage Calculator

Data for this credit is for FY2020

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