Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 63.40
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Submission Date March 2, 2016
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Miami University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Karen Fares
Senior HRIS Analyst
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
4,301

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
4,301

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:
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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:

A 3-yr collective bargaining agreement between Miami and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Ohio Local #8, Local Union 209, AFL-CIO (Union) is in place . I† provides details in all matters of wages, rates of pay, hours of work, fringe benefits including tuition waivers, and condition of employment. A copy of the document is here:
http://www.units.miamioh.edu/humanresources/documents/generalhr/policieshandbooksschedules/AFSCME.pdf

Staff not covered by the above Union are included in a similar agreement: SATSS, which stands for Supervisor, Administrative and Technical Support Staff, are employees in the classified civil service not covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The policies and procedures that apply specifically to SATSS employees are outlined in this chapter. Civil service laws which may be found in Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code apply to the extent that they are not in conflict with the policies stated by Miami's Human Resources. The Policies and Procedures cover many aspects of compensation including Pay, Absence, Flexible Schedule Program, Break Periods, Meal Time and more. They can be found here:
http://blogs.miamioh.edu/miamipolicies/?page_id=2553

+ Date Revised: April 1, 2016

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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
4,288

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:

The Living Wage Calculation for Butler County, Ohio was used as the standard to assess compensation. The living wage shown is the hourly rate that an individual must earn to support their family, if they are the sole provider and are working full-time (2080 hours per year).
http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/39017


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

No less than $7.95/hour minimum wage, plus a benefits package that includes health benefits, basic life insurance, and a retirement plan. Full-time employees are persons whose customary annual appointment is longer than one semester for 30 or more hours per week or .75 FTE or greater. Full-time appointments are benefit eligible.


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

No less than $7.95/hour minimum wage, plus a retirement plan. Part-time employees are persons whose customary annual appointment is longer than one semester but for less than 30 hours per week (.70 FTE or less). Part-time appointments are not benefit eligible.


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

No less than $7.95/hour minimum wage, plus a retirement plan. A temporary employee is a person whose customary annual appointment is for one semester or less. Other than a retirement plan, temporary employees are not benefit eligible.


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

No less than $7.95/hour minimum wage, plus a retirement plan. A temporary employee is a person whose customary annual appointment is for one semester or less. Other than a retirement plan, temporary employees are not benefit eligible.


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 are paid no less than $7.95/hour minimum wage, and are not eligible for benefits.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
7.95 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?:
Yes

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:
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In regards to Living Wage information, referenced is the Poverty in America Living Wage Calculator noted below: 
http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/39017
The Living Wage Calculator was created by West Arete Computing, a company that specializes in academic and research computing in conjunction with Penn State EMS Environment Institute.
The Living Wage Calculator references an hourly rate of $9.28 for 1 adult in Butler County.  Since some of our employees are paid an hourly rate and others a salary, current employees were broken into two groups, hourly and salaried, in order to perform the review.
There are currently 1201 active hourly employees at Miami University.  All 1201 employees are paid $9.28 or greater per hour.
Salaried staff are not paid an hourly rate, so an estimation was calculated. There are 2080 hours in a standard work year.  The annual salary for our full-time staff and divided by 2080 to come up with an hourly rate estimation. All but 13 of the 3100 active salaried employees are paid $9.28 or more.

Reference for Living Wage:
Living Wage Calculator @ http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/39017

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