Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Pat Van Duyne
Submission Date June 11, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Joliet Junior College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Judy Connelly
Manager, Employee Relations
Human Relations
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Number of employees:
1415
+ Date Revised: June 29, 2015

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
1600

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

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

There are seven collective bargaining agreements covering compensation for facilities, food service ft, clerical ft, adjunct, faculty ft, police and support/technical. Positions are evaluated using the National Position Evaluation Method and are benchmarked using the Decision Band Methodology.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
579

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:

Historically, Joliet Junior College has utilized the National Position Evaluation Method, a point factor evaluation method where jobs are judged against compensable factors that fall within the general categories of skill, responsibility, effort and working conditions. In 2012, the college engaged in a formal compensation study with Fox Lawson, Associates and utilized their Decision Band Methodology for benchmarking approximately 50 positions in Joliet and evaluating all positions for internal and external equity.


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

All full time employees (40 or more hours a week) are paid more than the minimum wage. The lowest paid is $10.60/hr. Comprehensive health, dental, vision and life insurance are available. JJC participates in the state retirement plan. There is a host of voluntary employee paid benefits such as flex, long term disability, and additional/optional life insurance.


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

All part-time employees are paid more than the minimum wage. The lowest paid position is $9.49/hr. For non-grant or tipped employee, some contractually bargained groups provide a small PTO plan and they are also eligibility for tuition discounts.


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

Generally, no benefits are provided to temporary staff.


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

Temporary full time faculty receive the same benefits as full time regular faculty do. Adjunct, part time, and temporary positions do not receive any benefits.


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

$8.25/hr; no benefits


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.25 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:

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