Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Portland State University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Kerry Gilbreth
Associate Director for HR
Benefits, Leaves, and HR Reception
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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 3,710 PSU employees 2,796 are represented employees compensated according to negotiated salary and benefits in compliance with our 4 labor union agreements. Temporary employees are now represented by SEIU and follow their pay scale.

Of the remaining 914 employees:

569 administrative, supervisory and managerial employees follow or exceed union pay scales for the groups they supervise;

345 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.

2011 and 2012 faculty salary increases included a included a CUPA market equity adjustment.

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.

155 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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