Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.76
Liaison Jonathan Ehrlich
Submission Date Dec. 17, 2019

STARS v2.2

United World College-USA
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 3.00 Todd Austin
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives
President's Office
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
15.75 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:

Sedexo is contracted to provide food services in the College's cafeteria.

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?:
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:

Lowest paying with benefits without housing is $27,456.

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 College has made a formal commitment to move all staff to a living wage. A compensation study was conducted in 2017-2018 academic year with pay scales created by a third-party consultant. Upon completion of the study, the school reviewed all salaries to see how far they were from the mid at the 50th percentile. After reviewing the data, it was determined to set the mid at the 40th percentile, and to get all employees to the mid over two years: 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.

The College announced the following tiered percentage increases.
A) 2019-2020: 2.5% to those earning $0-$50,000; 2.0% to those earning $50,001 - $75,000; and
1.5% to those earning $75,001 and above.

B) 2020-2021: 3.0% increase to those earning up to $50,000; 2.5% increase to those earning $50,001 - $75,000; and 2.0% to those earning $75,001 and above.

Those who were below the mid were given 1/2 the amount plus the percentage appropriate to their salary.

Website URL where information about employee compensation is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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