Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Milan Stijepovic
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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Pitzer College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.35 / 3.00 Kiara Canjura
Associate Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
356

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
284

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
7

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
0

A brief description of the sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements covering staff, faculty and/or employees of contractors:

The College has the set the minimum salary for all staff positions to be no less than 10% above LA County living wage ($9.64 per hour). Currently, the minimum salary at Pitzer College is $11.00 per hour. The College reviews all positions annually and has a goal to be within 10% of the salary range midpoint or market comparable ( when available) by the 5th year in the position.

Wages for employees of contractors are set by the contractors; the College does not have an explicit policy regarding sustainable compensation for employees of contractors.

There are 70 tenure/tenure track faculty. The faculty have a goal that all tenure/tenure track faculty be paid at 95% of comparable colleges based on the salary information provided by the American Association of University Professors.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
Yes

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
284

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

The College has the set the minimum salary for all staff positions to be no less than 10% above LA County living wage ($9.64 per hour). Currently, the minimum salary at Pitzer College is $11.00 per hour.

Wages for employees of contractors are set by the contractors; the College does not have an explicit policy regarding sustainable compensation for employees of contractors.

There are 70 tenure/tenure track faculty. The faculty have a goal that all tenure/tenure track faculty be paid at 95% of comparable colleges based on the salary information provided by the American Association of University Professors.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:

Provided to all full-time regular employees:

1. No salary less than $11.00 per hour.
2. Medical insurance: 2 HMO plans and 1 HDHP with employer subsidies (higher employer subsidy for employees earning under $52,000 per year)
3. Dental insurance: HMO and PPO with employer subsidies
4. Vision insurance: Core and Buy-Up plans with employer subsidies (employee only coverage on the Core plan is at no cost to the employee)
5. Group Life Insurance: 1X annualized salary; minimum $20K, maximum $50K
6. Retirement Plan: contributions equal to 12% of salary after eligibility period satisfied; immediate vesting; no employee contributions required.
7. Employee Assistance Program: employee receives 5 free counseling sessions per year per issue, plus household members receive 5 free counseling sessions per year.
8. Computer Loans: up to $2,000 interest free for the purchase of a computer, after one year of full-time employment.
9. Holiday Pay: 16 days are paid as holidays throughout the year.
10. Long Term Disability Insurance: paid for employees working 30 hours per week or more.
11. Paid Leave After Birth/Adoption/Foster Placement of Child: after one year of full-time employment can select 6 weeks at 100% pay or 18 weeks at 75% pay.
12. Back-Up Care: up to 80 hours per year of subsidized child/adult in-center or in-home care.
13. Sick Pay: accrue 8 hours of paid sick time per month to a maximum of 960 hours.
14. Tuition Remission: after one year of full-time employment; tuition pay only for up to 4 courses at Pitzer College or 2 courses at any of the other Claremont Colleges (including graduate level) for the employee, and 50% of tuition pay for dependents at Pitzer College only.
15. Vacation Pay: accrual rates dependent on position grade and years of service, to a maximum earning rate of 22 days per year and balances capped at 33 days.
16. On-Site Fitness Facilities: fitness room, pilates studio, basketball and volleyball courts, par course and pool.
17. Rideshare Incentive: $1.75 every workday (5 per week maximum) for commuting to work other than driving alone; up to $50/month reimbursement for public transit pass.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:

Provided to all part-time regular employees, defined as working at least 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE, unless otherwise noted):

1. No salary less than $11.00 per hour
2. Medical insurance: 2 HMO plans and 1 HDHP with employer subsidies (higher employer subsidy for employees earning under $52,000 per year)
3. Dental insurance: HMO and PPO with employer subsidies
4. Vision insurance: Core and Buy-Up plans with employer subsidies (employee only coverage on the Core plan is at no cost to the employee)
5. Group Life Insurance: 1X annualized salary; minimum $20K, maximum $50K
6. Retirement Plan: contributions equal to 12% of salary after eligibility period satisfied; immediate vesting; no employee contributions required.
7. Employee Assistance Program: employee receives 5 free counseling sessions per year per issue, plus household members receive 5 free counseling sessions per year.
8. Computer Loans: up to $2,000 interest free for the purchase of a computer, after 4 years of part-time employment.
9. Holiday Pay: 16 days are paid as holidays throughout the year.
10. Long Term Disability Insurance: paid for employees working 30 hours per week or more.
11. Paid Leave After Birth/Adoption/Foster Placement of Child: after one year of full-time employment can select 6 weeks at 100% pay or 18 weeks at 75% pay.
12. Back-Up Care: up to 80 hours per year of subsidized child/adult in-center or in-home care.
13. Sick Pay: accrual rate pro-rated based on 8 hours per month full-time rate and maximum prorated based off a 960 full-time balance.
14. Tuition Remission: after 4 years of part-time continuous employment; tuition pay only for up to 4 courses at Pitzer College only for the employee, or 50% of tuition pay for dependents at Pitzer College only.
15. Vacation Pay: accrual rates dependent on position grade and years of service, to a maximum earning rate prorated from the 22 days per year full-time maximum per year and balances capped at prorated amount based on 33-day cap.
16. On-Site Fitness Facilities: fitness room, pilates studio, basketball and volleyball courts, par course and pool.
17. Rideshare Incentive: $1.75 every workday (5 per week maximum) for commuting to work other than driving alone; up to $50/month reimbursement for public transit pass.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:

Temporary Employees and Regular Staff Working Less than 20 Hours per Week:

1. Medical insurance: per ACA qualification, 2 HMO plans and 1 HDHP offered with employer subsidies (higher employer subsidy for employees earning under $52,000 per year)
2. Sick Pay: 24 hours of sick time pay are granted per year, after initial eligibility period.
3. Retirement Plan: contributions equal to 12% of salary after eligibility period satisfied; immediate vesting; no employee contributions required.
4. On-Site Fitness Facilities: fitness room, pilates studio, basketball and volleyball courts, par course and pool.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:

Temporary Faculty Working Half Time or More:

1. Medical insurance: 2 HMO plans and 1 HDHP with employer subsidies (higher employer subsidy for employees earning under $52,000 per year)
2. Dental insurance: HMO and PPO with employer subsidies
3. Vision insurance: Core and Buy-Up plans with employer subsidies (employee only coverage on the Core plan is at no cost to the employee)
4. Group Life Insurance: 1X annualized salary; minimum $20K, maximum $50K
5. Retirement Plan: contributions equal to 12% of salary after eligibility period satisfied; immediate vesting; no employee contributions required.
6. Employee Assistance Program: employee receives 5 free counseling sessions per year per issue, plus household members receive 5 free counseling sessions per year.
7. Long Term Disability Insurance: paid for employees working 30 hours per week or more.
8. Back-Up Care: up to 80 hours per year of subsidized child/adult in-center or in-home care.
9. Sick Pay: 24 hours of sick time pay are granted per year, after initial eligibility period.
10. On-Site Fitness Facilities: fitness room, pilates studio, basketball and volleyball courts, par course and pool.
11. Rideshare Incentive: $1.75 every workday (5 per week maximum) for commuting to work other than driving alone; up to $50/month reimbursement for public transit pass.

Part-Time Temporary Faculty Working Less Than Half Time:

1. Sick Pay: 24 hours of sick time pay are granted per year, after initial eligibility period.
2. On-Site Fitness Facilities: fitness room, pilates studio, basketball and volleyball courts, par course and pool.
3. Rideshare Incentive: $1.75 every workday (5 per week maximum) for commuting to work other than driving alone; up to $50/month reimbursement for public transit pass.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):

1. Medical insurance: per ACA qualification, 2 HMO plans and 1 HDHP offered with employer subsidies (higher employer subsidy for employees earning under $52,000 per year)
2. Sick Pay: one hour of sick pay accrued per 30 hours worked.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
9 US/Canadian $

Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of faculty and staff?:
Yes

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
Yes

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