Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date April 14, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Raritan Valley Community College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of employees:
1200

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
722

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:
47

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

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

We have 4 collective bargaining agreements, Staff, Administrators, Faculty and Adjunct Faculty. The collective bargaining agreements are between the RVCC and the bargaining units which negotiates wages, working hours, training, health and safety, overtime, grievance mechanisms, and rights to participate in workplace or company affairs. They are typically negotiated for a 3 year contract period.

+ Date Revised: May 19, 2015

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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
322

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
---

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

RVCC assesses employee compensation against a sustainable compensation standard that is in use in NJ. We pay a living wage; a living wage is defined as the wage that can meet the basic needs to maintain a safe, decent standard of living within the community. First and foremost NJ has wage and hour laws that we have to abide by. Minimum wage is $8.38. We also use We use State and Local Market Studies by Compensation Resources and NJ Community College Salary Survey.

+ Date Revised: May 19, 2015

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

$29,722


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

$9.00 per hour


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

lowest base annually is $29,722


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

$842 per credit


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

$8.38 per hour


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.38 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:
---

For contracted services, estimates of employee counts are 10 for food service, 10 for book store, 27 for security. No construction contractors are included in these counts. There are 322 full-time employees. All full-time employees receive sustainable compensation. This was a phased-in adjustment 2011-2013. All data was provided by HR.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.