Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.79
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lehigh University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 3.00 Lori Claudio
Director of Talent Management
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
16.72 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:

Construction Building Projects,groundskeeping, dining/catering/cleaning/janitorial

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?:
100 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

The lowest paid Lehigh employee makes $12.82 per hour which is 77% over the state and local city minimum wage. The total compensation (wages and benefits) for the lowest-paid employee using $12.82/hour is $17.05/hour, which is 135% higher than minimum wage and exceeds the living wage. This individual also receives full benefits including health care, life insurance, long term disability insurance, EAP access, retirement contributions, tuition remission, short term disability coverage, and paid time off benefits.

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:

We have made a commitment to pay a living wage based upon a 1 to 1 ratio.

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

Employee compensation was not impacted by COVID-19 and therefore is representative of a normal year.

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