Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.85
Liaison Amy Butler
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Michigan State University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 3.00 Renee Rivard
Director of Benefits and Compensation
Human Resources
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.56 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
100

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
0

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
125 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

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.  While the details of compensation are subject to the specific union contracts - all positions are provided the following: Benefits Enrollment/Changes
COBRA
Dental
Flexible Spending Accounts
Health Care
Leave Programs
Life/Accident Insurance
Life Event Changes
Long Term Disability
Other Eligible Individual (OEI)
Prescription Drug Plan
Retirement
Summaries & Brochures
Voluntary Benefits
Workers' Compensation                    https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/documents/Benefits_Summary.pdf


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

Commitment to providing a living wage is required through the state of Michigan.  

Information on MSU collective bargaining unit contracts: http://www.hr.msu.edu/documents/contracts.htm


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

Student employees are also paid above minimum wage.

https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-59886-486303--,00.html


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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