Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.50
Liaison Derek Nichols
Submission Date May 17, 2022

STARS v2.2

University at Buffalo
PA-12: Employee Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 3.00 Mark Coldren
Associate Vice President
Finance & Administration
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The local living wage (based on a family of four and expressed as an hourly wage):
21.26 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:

Faculty Staff Association – vendor/contractor UB utilizes for food services for the campus

Special Fund Estimate – individuals we contract with from local union halls for skilled trades work on UB’s campus

UB Bus Services – contract agreement with UB’s Parking and Transportation Services to run shuttles between the 3 campuses

Sodexo – UB has a contract with Sodexo for 30 supervisors to manage UB’s cleaning services across all campuses

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:

State Employees:
$15.26 per hour, and if greater than 50% FTE, full benefits, if less than 50% then no health, dental or medical, but may accrue vacation, sick and personal leave

Research Foundation lowest is $12.50 per hour

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:

For the vast majority of UB employees for part III we exceed 125% of the living wage but because of how many employee designations we have across the university there are a few non full time positions that do not meet the living wage criteria (these are mostly Research Foundations positions working for PI's).

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

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