Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.76
Liaison Mike Versteege
Submission Date Oct. 10, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Alberta
PAE-11: Sustainable Compensation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Donna Nordstrom
Compensation, Job Design & Recruitment
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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:

Through both formal salary surveys and spot checks on individual job types, UAlberta ensures that the salaries that we pay to the lowest paid workers are competitive within the marketplace. These consistently show that the institutional compensation practices are approximately 13.4 per cent ahead of the Alberta market. Contractors that do not work directly for the university, are paid in accordance with Alberta's regulations for minimum wage.

For more details visit: http://employment.alberta.ca/SFW/998.html

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:

Our report does not fully reflect contractors as there is no central way to track those numbers on our campus.

All support staff positions of greater than 12 months are evaluated by Compensation and Job Design in Central Human Resources. This is to ensure internal equity and also to ensure UAlberta salaries are competitive in the market.

UAlberta conducts an external market survey approximately every five years to ensure salaries are competitive with the market. The most recent survey conducted was in 2014 and results indicated that UAlberta support staff salaries are approximately 13.4 per cent ahead of the Alberta market.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.