Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.01
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Simon Fraser University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.99 / 3.00 Dario Nonis
Executive Director, Human Resources
Human Resources
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Number of employees:
4,942
+ Date Revised: Jan. 9, 2015

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
4,942
+ Date Revised: Jan. 9, 2015

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:
19

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:

All employees are either unionized (APSA, CUPE, Poly Party, TSSU, Faculty) or members of an association which negotiates, with the University, terms and conditions of employment from their members. On May 15, 2014, the Faculty and Librarians Voted to approve certification as a Union.


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
4,942
+ Date Revised: Jan. 9, 2015

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
19

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

Compensation was assessed based on the updated Living Wage For Families Canada, First Call and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 2014 Report, which sites $20.10/ hour as the living wage for people in the lower mainland. The report can be found here:
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/BC%20Office/2014/04/CCPA-BC_Living_Wage_Update_2014_revJul15.pdf
Alternatively, the report can be accessed through this webpage: https://www.policyalternatives.ca/livingwage2014
Calculations for a Living Wage are outlined in the Living Wage Framework: http://www.livingwagecanada.ca/files/7813/8243/8036/living_wage_full_document.pdf
https://www.policyalternatives.ca/newsroom/news-releases/2013-living-wage-calculation-costs-raising-family-metro-vancouver-rising-fast

+ Date Revised: Jan. 5, 2015

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

The compensation provided to the institution's lowest paid regular, part-time employees would be to lifeguards and student equipment operators in the gym that would receive less than than $19.14/hr. The student equipment operators for example are members of the Poly Party and may work a few hours a week setting up and tearing down equipment in the gym, particularly for sporting events on the weekends.


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

Compensation as above.


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

The salary scale for Sessional Lecturers can be found here: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/policies/files/academic_policies/20_series/JUL_2013%20Sessional%20Lecturers.pdf

Details on benefits for Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University (SFUFA) employees can be found here: http://www.sfufa.ca/salaries-and-economic-benefits/benefits/


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

Lowest paid student employees are lifeguards and student equipment operators in the gym. The Lifeguard Wage Scale can be found here: http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/human-resources/forms-documents/SalaryScales/CUPE%20Local%203338%20Salary%20Schedule%20Lifeguards.pdf


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
10.25 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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