Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
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Number of employees:
2452

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
2452

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:
100

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
100

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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


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

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
2452

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
100

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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


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

Sustainable Compensation Provisional Score 7.60 / 8.00
Criteria // Institution evaluates, and updates as appropriate, its wages and benefits policies and its
guidelines for contractors operating on campus to ensure that total compensation (wages plus benefits)
for all on-campus workers is sufficient to enable these employees to meet their basic needs, as defined
by the institution. This evaluation is completed at least once every three years. Student workers are not
covered by this credit. While wages and total compensation set in the following ways may constitute
sustainable compensation, institutions should conduct a basic needs assessment to ensure that the total
compensation is adequate before claiming points for this credit: • Paying prevailing wages for job type
or classification • Paying average or above average wages for the region or city where the institution is
located • Paying minimum wages or a set amount above the minimum wage Policies and practices
adopted by entities of which the institution is part (e.g. state government or the university system) may
count for this credit as long as the policies apply to and are followed by the institution. Submission Note:
Additional URL for administrative professional staff: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policiesadmin-pro-staff.shtml
Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time
employees are included in the calculations. Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of
STARS Report - 27
contractors are not maintained by this office. Total number of employees working on campus (including
contractors): 2452. Number of employees (including contractors) that the institution ensures earn
sustainable compensation: 2328.
A brief description of how the institution ensures that its lowest-paid workers (including contractors,
if applicable) receive sustainable compensation: The Office of Human Resources negotiates wages with
our unions on behalf of the University. SEIU 73 Food Service represents some of the lowest paid
positions on campus. Currently the entry level wage for a snack bar attendant & laundry worker (SEIU) is
$9.19 per hour. The Payroll and Employment Departments ensure that no employees are paid below
minimum wage and adjust wages to reflect changes in State law. Food Service Sanitation Workers and
Child Care Assistants currently make $8.25. 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: 2011. The website URL where information about the institution’s compensation
policies and practices is available: http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-civil-service.shtml


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.25 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?:
Yes

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable compensation policies and practices is available:

Additional URL for administrative professional staff:
http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/policies-admin-pro-staff.shtml

Other notes: The total count of 2452 includes full-time equivalent employees. As such, part-time employees are included in the calculations.

Information provided by SIUE Human Resources. Records of contractors are not maintained by this office.

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