Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.85
Liaison Karen Eckert, Ph.D.
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Principia College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.50 / 3.00 SharonAnn Smith
Director
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
358

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
358

Does the institution have employees of contractors working on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
No

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
0

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:

Sustainable wages and benefits are available for all Principia employees as a matter of policy. Everyone is entitled to the same benefits and wages are determined based on both the type of employment (full-time versus part-time) and the amount needed to live comfortably.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
No
+ Date Revised: Feb. 15, 2016

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
358

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
0

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

Principia bases the compensation it offers off of "like schools" in the area. This matrix is made up of 127 other colleges. All compensation Principia offers is in line with the matrix.


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

All employees receive a 403B retirement plan, a general healthcare plan, reimbursement for Christian Science care and financial security from medical indebtedness, income security plan, dental and vision plans, group basic and voluntary life insurance, and flexible sending accounts


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

All employees receive a 403B retirement plan, a general healthcare plan, reimbursement for Christian Science care and financial security from medical indebtedness, income security plan, dental and vision plans, group basic and voluntary life insurance, and flexible sending accounts


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

All employees receive a 403B retirement plan, a general healthcare plan, reimbursement for Christian Science care and financial security from medical indebtedness, income security plan, dental and vision plans, group basic and voluntary life insurance, and flexible sending accounts


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

All employees receive a 403B retirement plan, a general healthcare plan, reimbursement for Christian Science care and financial security from medical indebtedness, income security plan, dental and vision plans, group basic and voluntary life insurance, and flexible sending accounts


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

Students may work 15 hr/wk and do not qualify for benefits. All student employees not in management positions are paid Illinois state minimum wage. Students in management positions (defined as supervising peers) receive $0.50 above minimum wage.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.25 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?:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:
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