Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 6.15 / 8.00 Ronald Kamahele
Director, Human Resources
Human Resources
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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:

Approximately half of the University's employees are faculty. All faculty are covered under collective bargaining agreements. The University negotiates with the exclusive representatives of the the faculty bargaining units on pay and benefits. The other half of the employees are staff. 5% of staff employees are covered under a collective bargaining agreement. The University negotiates with exclusive representative of that bargaining unit on pay and benefits. 95% of the staff are not represented by a union. For these employees, the University establishes a pay scale ranging from $9.13 per hour to $62.81 per hour. (State of Alaska minimum wage is $7.75.) The University has a job family classification system which places jobs on the pay scale based upon the characteristics of the job (authority, knowledge, skills, ability, scope, complexity). Using State of Alaska Occupation codes to compare employee wages to mean wages in the state for each occupation, an analysis of non-represented staff positions found that 56% are paid above the mean for their occupation class.

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:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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