Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.33
Liaison Sarah Tulga
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northwestern University
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Sarah Tulga
Sustainability Program Coordinator
Facilities
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.46 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
98

Does the institution have significant contractors with employees that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

COMPASS Group is committed to federal and state wage law expectations. The majority of the associates work under a collective bargaining agreement, which mandates the pay rates.

All Aramark employees at Northwestern are covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 1 SEIU. The CBA sets pay rates and Aramark meets all union contract requirements. The employees receive healthcare benefits through Union Health as well as vacation based on years of service and holiday pay for certain widely-celebrated holidays.


Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):
77

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade:

Northwestern University meets all federal and state wage law expectations, and provides benefits to regular employees working at least 18.75 hours per week.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
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A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:
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Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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