Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Seattle University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.27 / 3.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
CEJS
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
17.40 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
97.50

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
0

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
125 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

The lowest paid employee, while making 125 percent of the living wage for a single adult, is eligible for all the benefits that the highest ranking employee would be eligible. Lowest paid workers health care costs are subsidized at higher rate and can be had at 17.00/month for our lowest cost plan. They also receive vision and dental for themselves, basic life insurance and AD&D coverage and Long term disability insurance at no cost. They are eligible for tuition remission for both themselves and their dependents. They will also receive a retirement contribution equal to 10% of their pay.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

While prior to the passage of the current Seattle 15.00 /hr minimum wage, our minimum wage within the University was $2.00 higher than Washington state’s minimum (Which was already one of the highest in the country), when Seattle voted to raise it’s minimum, we moved ahead a year in advance of the requirements and shifted lower wage staff up to adjust for wage compression.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

Student employees make $15 (that is, the current Seattle 15.00 /hr minimum wage) or above.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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For Part 2 "Employees of Contractors": SU does have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations, but due to the confidentiality of contractor compensation data, we are not able to provide any numbers.
SU does require its contractors to comply with local, state and federal wage laws and contractors have represented to SU that staff are paid a fair and competitive living wage.

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.