Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Lydia Vandenbergh
Assoc. Dir. Employee Engagement & Education
Sustainability Institute
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):
23,186

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:
23,186

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

Centrally administered program based on sound compensation principles which ensures compliance to federal, state, and local laws and guidelines. On an annual basis, employee salaries are reviewed during the general salary increase process to ensure that employees are paid appropriately within pre-established salary bands based on current responsibilities. Each year, salary surveys are purchased in order to ensure salaries (and salary bands) are competitive to market.


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:
2,010

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

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