Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.09
Liaison DeLayne Miller
Submission Date Dec. 18, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Tennessee Technological University
PA-11: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.30 / 3.00 DeLayne Miller
Sustainability Manager
Facilities:Office of Sustainability
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
13.49 US/Canadian $

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

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

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):

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?:
None of the above (i.e. the lowest paid regular employee or pay grade earns less than the living wage)

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 :

Compensation Philosophy & Objectives:

-Support the mission of the University in providing leadership and outstanding programs that benefit the people of Tennessee and the nation.
-Attract, motivate and retain a well-qualified, diverse workforce.
-Offer competitive compensation within relevant labor markets.
-Recognize and reward individual initiative and achievements.
-Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

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:

TN Tech administers compensation plans that will attract, motivate, and retain a well-qualified workforce. The plans are designed to balance internal equity and market competitiveness. Comparable jobs will be compensated within similar pay ranges/grades based on a review of each job and relevant market data.

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)?:

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


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

TN Tech offers employees outstanding comprehensive benefits, including competitive pay, medical and dental plans, life insurance, disability coverage, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, and excellent tuition benefits.

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