Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Michigan State University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Alice Smith
Asst Vice-President
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
11956

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
7425

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:

Eligible faculty and staff are covered under one of eleven different collective bargaining units. However, under Michigan's Right to Work law that was effective March 2013, employees are no longer required to belong to a union.
Information on MSU collective bargaining unit contracts: http://www.hr.msu.edu/documents/contracts.htm


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

$9.64 per hour plus benefits


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

$9.64 per hour plus benefits proportionate to employment %; remainder of premium is paid by employee


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

$8.15 per hour. (Minimum wage increased to $8.50 per hour eff. January 1, 2016.)


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

$29,160 for Academic Year FTE; $35,641 for Annual Year FTE


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

$8.15 per hour (Minimum wage increased to $8.50 per hour eff. January 1, 2016.)


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.15 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?:
Yes

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

MSU does have some contract employees that work on campus but does not track this data.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.