Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
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Maryville College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.59 / 3.00 Adrienne Schwarte
Associate Professor of Design, Coordinator of Sustainability Studies Minor
Fine Arts & Sustainability Studies
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Number of employees:
426

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
426

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:
67

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
0

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

All staff makes a minimum of 9.25 per hour.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
426

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

Maryville College (MC) has three single and/or multi-stakeholder committees that directly or indirectly provide recommendations on employee wages and benefits. The first committee is the Wages and Benefits Committee, coordinated by MC Staff Council. The committee serves a liaison function with the College administration regarding staff compensation and benefits. The committee advises the President on annual benefit renewals and other staff wage and benefit issues. The Staff Council determines the configuration of committee membership and selects staff representatives as well as the Chair. The second committee is the Planning and Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC). PBAC has staff, administrator, student and faculty representation and provides MC President with recommendation regarding budgetary issues, including employee wages and benefits. The third committee is the Faculty Liaison Committee (FLC). FLC is an elected faculty committee that is annually required to prepare an annual faculty salary report showing faculty compensation and trends and suggests recommendations to the faculty on faculty salary and benefits. FLC communicates with Staff Council on compensation issues related to both sets of employees (i.e., health insurance).

MC historically has provided salaries at a minimum level above TN and or US minimum wage levels (currently $9.25/hour at MC compared to $7.25/hour for US/TN minimum wage). MC has consistently provided free or reduced health insurance, term-life and other such benefits to hourly employees, along with wellness and access to campus amenities.

+ Date Revised: Feb. 26, 2016

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

Full-time employees receive a minimum of $9.25 per hour, free medical insurance, free life ins, and free long term disability. The college matches their retirement contribute to their 401k, and they are allowed 12 paid sick days per year, 10 paid vacation days per year, and 2 paid personal days per year. Employees are also able to use fitness facilities and library services free of charge, as well as receiving discounts in the college bookstore and for food services on campus. They are also given free sports passes for all home athletic competitions.


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

Part-time employees receive a minimum of $9.25 per hour.
Part-time employees are also able to use fitness facilities and library services free of charge, as well as receiving discounts in the college bookstore and for food services on campus. They are also given free sports passes for all home athletic competitions.


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

Temporary staff are paid on a stipend basis or given a minimum of $9.25 an hour compensation. They are also able to use fitness facilities and library services free of charge, as well as receiving discounts in the college bookstore and for food services on campus. They are also given free sports passes for all home athletic competitions.


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

Adjunct faculty are paid on a stipend basis that depends on the number of students enrolled in their courses and the number of hours they are teaching. They are also able to use fitness facilities and library services free of charge, as well as receiving discounts in the college bookstore and for food services on campus. They are also given free sports passes for all home athletic competitions.


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 receive a minimum of $7.25 per hour, and they are eligible for workers' compensation benefits if injury occurs while on the job.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.25 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?:
No

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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