Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tony Gillund
Submission Date Jan. 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The Ohio State University
PA-9: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michael Shrewsbury
Compensation Analyst
Office of Human Resources
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Number of employees:
35459
+ Date Revised: April 8, 2016

Number of staff and faculty covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements:
35459
+ Date Revised: April 8, 2016

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

Number of employees of contractors working on campus:
350

Number of employees of contractors covered by sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies and/or collective bargaining agreements:
350

A brief description of the sustainable compensation standards, guidelines, or policies; and/or collective bargaining agreements covering staff, faculty and/or employees of contractors:

The Ohio State University establishes compensation rates primarily by relevant competitive labor markets, the impact of the position or team on the mission of the unit, and available funding. The university ensures compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, and recordkeeping laws. Also, the university pays at or above the Ohio minimum wage of $8.10/hour, which exceeds the current Federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour.


Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (assessing employee compensation)?:
Yes

Number of staff and faculty that receive sustainable compensation:
34406
+ Date Revised: April 8, 2016

Number of employees of contractors that receive sustainable compensation:
350

A brief description of the standard(s) against which compensation was assessed:

MIT’s Living Wage Calculator http://livingwage.mit.edu/counties/39049 was used to identify the City of Columbus living wage, which is $9.65/hour. Ohio State pays over 97% of faculty, staff, and graduate students above $9.65/hour.

+ Date Revised: April 8, 2016

A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, full-time employees:

All Ohio State University employees are compensated at or above the Ohio minimum wage of $8.10 per hour. In addition, they are eligible for a variety of benefits which can be found at hr.osu.edu/benefits.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid regular, part-time employees:

All Ohio State University employees are compensated at or above the Ohio minimum wage of $8.10 per hour. In addition, they are eligible for a variety of benefits which can be found at hr.osu.edu/benefits/.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular) staff:

All Ohio State University employees are compensated at or above the Ohio minimum wage of $8.10 per hour. In addition, they are eligible for a variety of benefits which can be found at hr.osu.edu/benefits/.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid temporary (non-regular, adjunct or contingent) faculty:

All Ohio State University adjunct faculty are compensated at or above the amount of $1,000 per credit hour taught. In addition, they are eligible for a variety of benefits which can be found athr.osu.edu/benefits/.


A brief description of the compensation (wages and benefits) provided to the institution’s lowest paid student employees (graduate and/or undergraduate, as applicable):

The Ohio State University establishes a minimum stipend for Graduate Assistants. The current minimum stipend is $13,500 for a nine-month 50% GA appointment or $1,500 per month. In addition, Graduate Assistants are eligible for student health insurance, retirement options, and workers’ compensation.


The local legal minimum hourly wage for regular employees:
8.10 US/Canadian $

Does the institution have an on-site child care facility, partner with a local facility, and/or provide subsidies or financial support to help meet the child care needs of faculty and staff?:
Yes

Does the institution offer a socially responsible investment option for retirement plans?:
Yes

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

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