Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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Southern Oregon University
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Total number of employees working on campus (including contractors):

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

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

Southern Oregon University uses several tools and methods to ensure all employees receive sustainable compensation. The university is also known for having the most competitive benefits package in the region.

Compensation for union-represented employees is set through a collective bargaining process, which includes assessment of market factors and trends in wage adjustments. Salary surveys are conducted approximately every two years by the Oregon University System (OUS) against market rates for both pay rates and total compensation.

Collective bargaining agreements for union-represented employees are also used to determine sustainable compensation for temporary employees hired by the university.

Faculty and staff compensation is assessed and updated based on market and peer comparators. The Human Resources Department conducts compensation reviews of every position annually to ensure competitive salary and benefit packages.

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:

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

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