Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Dayna Cook
Submission Date Oct. 8, 2012
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Northern Arizona University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Bryan McLaren
NAU Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

Human Resources and the Provost office study the market for all positions classifications annually (NAU's method of needs assessment). Periodically, the classified staff grade structure is adjusted by moving positions to other pay grade levels that more closely approximate the average market for those classifications (regrade actions). If an employee's minimum falls below the minimum of the new grade, a bring-to-minimum adjustment is given. These adjustments also impact our hiring rates. We have an annual workforce planning process that reviews all classified staff and service professional staff in relationship to market and other factors. Additionally, NAU has updated the minimum wage of all staff in accordance with state laws and federal laws, which primarily impact our student wage and temporary positions. Adjustments are given when budgets allow that are primarily market/internal equity driven, and include consideration of all staff, faculty, administrator positions.

The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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