Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.98
Liaison Alan Torvie
Submission Date Aug. 12, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Rio Salado College
Tier2-3: Socially Responsible Retirement Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Elizabeth Cole-Fay
Director of Community Partnership Program
Community Development
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Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:

A brief description of the socially responsible investment option for retirement plans:

Eligible employees of the Maricopa Community College District can participate in a tax sheltered retirement program under section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. A tax sheltered annuity (TSA) is a retirement savings program through systematic salary reduction. It allows employees to set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis, thus "sheltering" contributions from current federal and state taxation. Several of the vendors, including Valic and TIAA-CREF, offer investment options that give special consideration to companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) records and those designated as “socially conscious” funds.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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