Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.09
Liaison Elizabeth Drake
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Swarthmore College
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.30 / 3.00 Elizabeth Drake
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
20.40 US/Canadian $

Percentage of employees that receive a living wage (benefits excluded):

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

A list or brief description of significant on-site contractors:

There are not very many contracted workers on campus. There are construction staff from contractors that perform services associated with new construction of buildings, but they are not entitled to in-house compensation rules and can be omitted per instructions.

Percentage of employees of on-site contractors known to receive a living wage or be covered by collective bargaining agreements (i.e., union contracts):

Total compensation provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time or full-time 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:

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?:

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

The institution is committed to regularly reviewing the living wage and making adjustments to pay employees a living wage.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The living wage of $20.40 was the MIT 2 adult, 2 child living wage for Delaware County in January 2022, which is the living wage upon which current compensation is based. Compensation will be updated for the start the 23-24 Fiscal Year based on continued increase of the living wage. Information for this credit was assembled by Stephanie Norman, Director of Compensation within Human Resources (snorman1@swarthmore.edu)

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