Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Selkirk College
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Liana Zwick
Employee Relations
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
763

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
606

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

Most of Selkirk College's employees are covered by the Collective Agreements of either the Selkirk College Faculty Association, the BC Government Employees Union, or the Public and Private Workers of Canada. Exempt Employees are covered under the Administrative Employment and Benefit Program.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
606

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
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A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

A living wage is described as a wage which: enables working families to have sufficient income to cover reasonable costs; promotes social inclusion; supports healthy child development principles; ensures that families are not under severe financial stress; is a conservative, reasonable estimate; engenders significant and wide ranging community support; and is a vehicle for promoting the benefits of social programs such as childcare.
For more information on how the living wage is calculated go to http://www.livingwagecanada.ca/files/3913/8382/4524/Living_Wage_Full_Document_Nov.pdf

A living wage has not yet been calculated for Castlegar or Nelson. The closest communities to the Institutional Boundary for which a living wage has been calculated are Cranbrook and Revelstoke, so an average of the living wages from these communities ($16.52/hr) has been applied for use in this assessment.


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

$21.69 + approx 25% benefit loading


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

$20.69 + approx 25% benefit loading OR 12.4% vacation/stat


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

$18.64 + 12.4% vacation/stat in lieu


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

$27.10 + 8% vacation in lieu


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

$10.45 + 4% vacation in lieu


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
10.45 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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