Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.92
Liaison Mike Harrington
Submission Date Aug. 17, 2011
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The New School
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Joshua Cohen
Sustainability Coordinator
Office for Sustainability, Facilities Management
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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:

The New School administers a salary administration program that provides an equitable and systematic means of compensating its various categories of employees in relation to their assigned duties and responsibilities and, to the most reasonable degree possible, recognize differences in employee performance levels. Further, it is the university's policy that its salary administration practices and compensation levels are competitive with those in like organizations for comparable job categories.

Human Resources tracks the market by participating in annual salary surveys and, wherever possible, obtaining salary information on "industry standard" positions, typically referred to as benchmark jobs i.e., those jobs that are typical in higher education and other industries and are easily matched and compared to jobs at The New School. Salary survey results provide us with market data and salary range data for jobs similar to ours.

Hiring rates for non-administrative positions are established in the collective bargaining agreement between the University and the following unions:

• The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 1205
• Local 32BJ, SEIU and The Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, Inc (RAB)
• Local 32BJ, SEIU
• Local 7902 Academics Come Together/ACT-UAW
• Associated Musicians of Greater New York, Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO
• Local 1 of ILATSE

A recent compensation study for The News School’s workers was conducted spring 2011.

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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