Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 3.00 Josephine Hynes
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Office
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
12.30 US/Canadian $

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

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

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

Caterer and refreshment services, cleaning services, courier services. Our supplier charter is due to be published and dictates: "NUI Galway believe that everyone has a right to fair remuneration. NUI Galway expects that all of our suppliers pays each employee at least the minimum wage, or a fair representation of the prevailing industry wage (whichever is higher) and provides each employee with all legally mandated benefits".

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

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?:
125 percent

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

The lowest salary scale that we would now use would be a Grade 2 or library shelver. At first point on their scale they earn €29,050 and finally they earn €31,162. More information here: http://www.nuigalway.ie/payscales/index.php?name=Library%5EShelvers

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

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

Our Supplier Charter above is the equivalent.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Reference for €12.30 - https://www.livingwage.ie/documents/
Calculations: €12.30 per hr for 39 hr week = 24,944.40.
Minimum wage in NUIG is €29050 a 16% increase on the living wage.
We selected 125% above as the closest option to 116%.

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