Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Sally Hopley
Submission Date March 31, 2016
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Metropolitan Community College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Number of employees:
1,698

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
0

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:
0

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:

While HR uses market survey data to slot positions into its salary schedule, wages for positions covered by a collective bargaining agreement are negotiated,and adjustments to compensation (e.g. annual pay increases) for non-bargaining unit positions are usually based on budget considerations. As a public entity, funds available for wages/salaries are limited. However, the college offers a generous benefits package. For example, health/dental insurance for employees needing only single coverage is free. The college pays 80% of the premium for all other categories—employee + spouse, employee + children, and family coverage.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
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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:

While HR uses market survey data to slot positions into its salary schedule, wages for positions covered by a collective bargaining agreement are negotiated. The faculty association has been using an array of schools, both in-state and out-of-state, as comparators. Once the information is gathered, an average is determined.
Nebraska has a minimum wage law. Currently the minimum wage rate is $9.00/hour. All positions at MCC are paying above that rate.


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

Unless negotiated through a collective bargaining agreement, the same array of benefits is offered to all regular full-time employees. Compensation for regular, non-bargaining unit employees is recommended by the College President and approved by the Board of Governors. Procedures Memorandum (PM) VII-6 outlines the classification process and describes pay administration and position reviews.


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

Unless negotiated through a collective bargaining agreement, part-time regular employees receive a similar array of benefits as the full-time regular employees except that part-time regular employees are not eligible for health/dental insurance or for the college match on retirement contributions, and their leave accruals are based on FTE. Compensation for regular part-time non-bargaining unit employees is recommended by the College President and approved by the Board of Governors. Procedures Memorandum (PM) VII-6 outlines the classification process and describes pay administration and position reviews.


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

Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits. They receive wages and the lowest paid temporary employee earns $10/hour.


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

Adjuncts are not eligible for benefits. Their pay is based on the number of credit hours they teach each quarter, currently $460/equivalent credit hour.


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

Work-study students are not eligible for benefits. Their pay is based on whether they are given an on-campus assignment or an off-campus assignment and whether they are in the first or second year of the assignment:

On-campus - $9.00/hour first year and $10.00/hour second year
Off-campus - $10.00/hour first year and $11.00/hour second year


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
9 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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