Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Loyalist College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cheryl McGuinness
Assistant to Executive Director, HR Services & OD
HR Services
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Number of employees:
537

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
537

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:
63

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:

Sustainable compensation for Loyalist employees is ensured through collective agreements for two bargaining groups: support staff and academics. In addition, the compensation structure for administrative staff is governed by the College Employer Council which provides guidelines for administrative compensation on an annual basis. Loyalist offers comprehensive and competitive group pension and benefit plans as well as employee assistance programs. Rates for regular part-time staff are reviewed every three years.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No
+ Date Revised: Dec. 7, 2015

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
537

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:

Full-time and partial load faculty as well as full time support staff at Loyalist are unionized, with compensation and benefits governed by their respective collective agreements (OPSEU Local 420 and 421).

With regard to non-union wage rates, the College Employer Council conducts regular market analysis to ensure competitive salaries in the College sector. Rates for regular part-time staff are reviewed every three years.


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

Majority of the regular staff positions at the College are unionized, with compensation and benefits governed by their respective collective agreements (OPSEU Local 420 and 421).


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

For part-time employees, rates are reviewed every three years. Part-time employees are provided with the opportunity to join the College’s pension plan. Part-time employees are not eligible for benefits.


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

For temporary (non-regular) employees, rates are reviewed every three years. They are also provided the opportunity to join the group pension plan.


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

Part-time faculty are paid a fixed hourly rate which is reviewed annually. They are provided the opportunity to join the group pension plan. Part-time faculty are not eligible for 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):

Students obtain work on campus through the On-Campus Employment Initiative. These positions pay at least the minimum wage.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
11 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?:
No

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
No

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:
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