Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Noelle Studer-Spevak
Sustainability Coordinator
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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:

Of the 3,575 PSU employees 2,732 are represented employees compensated according to negotiated salary and benefits in compliance with our 3 labor union agreements.

Of the remaining 843 employees:
475 administrative, supervisory and managerial employees follow or exceed union pay scales for the groups they supervise;
110 temporary employees follow SEIU pay scales;
258 are hired at market rates for their area of specialization for short term and intermittent project work and are paid at or above the Oregon Minimum Wage.

In 2006 an in-depth faculty compensation study took place.

Contractors: The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is responsible for ensuring payment of appropriate wages to Contractors' employees. On certain projects, the University does require Payment of BOLI prevailing Wage which is well above the minimum wage in most every trade.
198 Aramark employees provide custodial and dining services to PSU. All employees receive at least Oregon's minimum wage: $8.40 per hour.

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:

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