Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Adam Maurer
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2014
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STARS v1.2

South Seattle College
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Ian Siadak
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the Vice Chancellor
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):
776

Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn sustainable compensation:
476

A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) receive sustainable compensation:

For the STARS assessment South Seattle Community College is defining sustainable compensation as a wage that is equal to or greater than Self-Sufficiency Standard developed by the Workforce Development Council of King County (http://www.seakingwdc.org/pdf/ssc/SelfSuffStandardReport_11_web.pdf). This wage standard identifies the wage needed for a single person to support them-self and two children after taking into account all available tax credits. This wage for Seattle is $26.94 per hour equivalence. This is more than double the "Living Wage Standard" developed by MIT (http://livingwage.mit.edu/).

South Seattle Community College takes the Self-Sufficiency Standard to by an extremely high standard for sustainable compensation. It assumes that employees not only need to have basic needs met but also need to support a family and have an enjoyable life that is not on the fringe of poverty.

Our District HR Director ran an assessment to see how many employees make an hourly wage or equivalent of $27.00 or more for this assessment.

Student workers are not included in the scope of this credit.


The most recent year total compensation for the institution’s lowest-paid workers (including contractors, if applicable) was evaluated to ensure that it was sustainable:
2013

The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation policies and practices is available:
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For the STARS assessment South Seattle Community College is defining sustainable compensation as a wage that is equal to or greater than Self-Sufficiency Standard developed by the Workforce Development Council of King County (http://www.seakingwdc.org/pdf/ssc/SelfSuffStandardReport_11_web.pdf). This wage standard identifies the wage needed for a single person to support them-self and two children after taking into account all available tax credits. This wage for Seattle is $26.94 per hour equivalence. This is more than double the "Living Wage Standard" developed by MIT (http://livingwage.mit.edu/).

South Seattle Community College takes the Self-Sufficiency Standard to by an extremely high standard for sustainable compensation. It assumes that employees not only need to have basic needs met but also need to support a family and have an enjoyable life that is not on the fringe of poverty.

Our District HR Director ran an assessment to see how many employees make an hourly wage or equivalent of $27.00 or more for this assessment.

Student workers are not covered in the scope of this credit.

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