Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison Melissa Tier
Submission Date April 19, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Swarthmore College
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.10 / 3.00 Melissa Tier
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
12 US/Canadian $

Percentage of all employees (regular full-time, regular part-time, and temporary workers) that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):
100

Does the institution have employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations?:
Yes

Percentage of employees of contractors that work on-site as part of regular and ongoing campus operations that the institution has verified as receiving a living wage (benefits excluded) (0-100; enter ‘0’ if unknown):
100

The total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular (i.e., permanent) employee or pay grade meets or exceeds what percentage of the living wage?:
125 percent

A brief description of the minimum total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid employee or pay grade, including any in-kind benefits included as part of the total compensation figure :

A Swarthmore College employee's total compensation includes: 1) annual base salary paid in the monthly or biweekly paycheck and 2) the value of College benefits, such as health, life and long term disability insurance, retirement plan contributions.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to pay a living wage?:
Yes

A copy or brief description of the institution’s written policy stating its commitment to a living wage:

The institution is firmly committed to paying a living wage.


Has the institution made a formal commitment to provide a living wage to its student employees and/or graduate teaching/research assistants (e.g. by adopting a student bill-of-rights)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s commitment to a student living wage:

Not including student workers, because they are undergraduate students being paid for a maximum of 8 hours a week and are full-time Swarthmore students. There are no student workers who are full-time employees.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Stu Hain says that facilities employs only one contractor as defined by the credit (regular, on going employee). Besides this, there seem to be no other contractors- both Michele from HR and Ernest from the Business office say they are not aware of any contracted employees. And, FYI for future, Michele says that even when contractors are utilized they do not receive in house benefits.

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