Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.86
Liaison Alyssa Erding
Submission Date Jan. 19, 2021

STARS v2.2

Macalester College
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.05 / 3.00 Jason Dempster
Associate Director
Compensation & Benefits
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
22.66 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:

Macalester's food services partner, Bon Appétit, employee contracted employees. In addition, some employees in the bookstore as well as document services are contracted. Public safety officers recently became employees instead of contractors and they are paid a living wage.

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:

Macalester College provides wages to part-time employees which are equitable with full-time employees based upon full-time equivalent. Additionally, wages exceed the City of St. Paul living wage definition when scaled to full-time equivalent. Macalester’s comprehensive benefits program incorporates the majority of benefits offered and provided to full-time employees. A small fraction of benefits are scaled in cost based upon full-time equivalent. Overall benefits offered to part-time employees exceed market averages.

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:

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